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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Steakhouse
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“Line Dancing, Bull Riding and entertainment. Very casual and fun for the whole family”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you are a Pittsburgh Steelers fan then Harold's is for you! Steelers fans come from all over to experience "Heinz Field West!" Great food also! ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Beautiful and authentic Mexican restaurant is a MUST if visiting the Cave Creek area.”
  • 30 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Delicious! One right and two left turns you are there, less than 10 minutes away!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Great happy hour. Creative and innovative dishes. Inside dining only however. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Janey's is relaxing and everything we love about living in the desert. The surrounding Saguaro cactus and views of Black Mountain are beautiful, and the beers on tap are always changing. Good pub boards and fresh sandwiches, fruits, and salads. Cool vibe and intimate, local live music venue.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Our favorite Italian restaurant! We do recommend making reservations most nights, as it fills up fast. Good food!”
  • 14 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“The oldest and most famous restaurant in Cave Creek, it has great Fried Chicken”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“Order at the counter coffee shop with good breakfast and lunch. Patio seating is quite nice. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Diner
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“Old gas station converted to a casual, yet good diner with counter ordering and outside patios. Cocktails available and adult milkshakes are fun. Out back are picnic tables and large lawn games. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Health and wellness
“Rancho Manana Golf Club is one of the best courses in Arizona. The stunning views and surrounding landscape make this course truly unforgettable. After a round of golf - enjoy lunch or dinner in the famous town of Cave Creek.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If heading up to Cave Creek and Carefree, check out this Food Network Best Ribs in Arizona Winner”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Casual coffee, breakfast and lunch spot. Good food you order at the counter. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“This is Cave Creek’s Biker Bar! Lots of great people watching here! Live bands. Cool bikes. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Locality
“It's a little bit country and a little bit rock n roll. Bikers fill the place on the weekend so be aware of your surroundings. Lots of restaurants and shops to visit. Check out the City Creamery for the best ice cream ever. Cave Creek Oil is the bomb. There's also a Packers, Bears AND a Steelers bar for those fans that come to town. You will usually find a farmer's market and art shows on the weekends too!”
  • 66 locals recommend
Spa
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“Line Dancing, Bull Riding and entertainment. Very casual and fun for the whole family”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
“If you are a Pittsburgh Steelers fan then Harold's is for you! Steelers fans come from all over to experience "Heinz Field West!" Great food also! ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Beautiful and authentic Mexican restaurant is a MUST if visiting the Cave Creek area.”
  • 30 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Delicious! One right and two left turns you are there, less than 10 minutes away!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Great happy hour. Creative and innovative dishes. Inside dining only however. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“The oldest and most famous restaurant in Cave Creek, it has great Fried Chicken”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Our favorite Italian restaurant! We do recommend making reservations most nights, as it fills up fast. Good food!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Order at the counter coffee shop with good breakfast and lunch. Patio seating is quite nice. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

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