Cayton's at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain
Cayton's at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain

Cayton's at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/DoveMountain/Dining/caytons/Default.htm
  • Phone: (520) 572-3530
  • Hours of Operation:
    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    Lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Daily
    Happy Hour & Bar Menu 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Daily
    Dinner 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Wednesday through Saturday
    Live Music 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday's
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Burgers, Barbecue, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Press, Sous Chef
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business function, it would be our pleasure to accommodate your event. Cayton’s offers a full catering menu at a variety of locations within the clubhouse complex, including Cayton’s main dining room – seats up to 106 inside, 28 outside, Cayton’s semi-private dining area – seats up to 20, The Kiva Room – a stunning circular stone room with outdoor patio access that seats up to 50, Private Wine Cellar – seats up to 10.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Ryan, Assistant Restaurant Manager 520-572-3530

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking available at all times.
A word from Cayton's at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain
Open to the Public and Located at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Cayton’s Burger Bistro features Gourmet Burgers and Shakes, Modern Bistro Fare and an Extensive Selection of Regional Craft Beers

Named after one of Dove Mountain’s most colorful and legendary residents, Eugene "Cush" Cayton, the original homesteader. cowboy and poet of the area that is now Dove Mountain.

The setting and cuisine of Cayton’s reflects the high standards and legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton.
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Cayton's at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (12)scenic view (12)romantic (7)great for lunch (6)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (3)kid-friendly (3)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Dove Mountain in Tucson
    Bert
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Cayton's Burger and Bistro is a fun place with absolutely outstanding décor. We sat inside because it was cool late in the day, but it would be outstanding outside mid day in the winter on clear days. The Lamb Burgers are great !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Troy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The service was slow. Our server worked hard, but the kitchen was very slow, and the restaurant was not even busy. The food was ok, but it was not prepared as described in the menue or in accordance with our requests.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing view, service and food!
    Shay
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We dined here for my birthday, and the outdoor seating was amazing. Beautiful view, weather, great service and the food was delicious. No complaints at all! We would highly recommend it to anyone and can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favourites
    EnglishmanVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I really enjoy my experience here. From my greeting to the cheque. The food that I have had has been wonderful and cooked to my standards. The management and the wait staff are warm and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    TucsonTaster
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We tried to dine here once before, but couldn't find the place. It turns out that it was not open on the time and day we tried to go there. We found out that they are not open every day until season starts. We returned on a subsequent occasion and were greeted by name and given our choice of where we wanted to sit. The setting is stunning, overlooking mountains and the golf course. Tables are far apart, giving nice privacy. The menu was terrific and the food was excellent. We highly recommend the BBQ baby back ribs and the salmon burger. We liked it so much that we returned the next week and I had a burger that delicious. One caution: Don't order fries for everyone as the portions are huge and you can't finish two orders among two people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DesertUrsa
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is supposed to be a great burger restaurant, but we all found the food to be way overpriced for the quality of the food. I will be confess to the guilty pleasure of enjoying the Tater Tot Nachos as an appetizer. Service and Ambience get high marks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 172 reviews are from the Cayton's at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain reviews archive.
  • Love the Mussels!
    TeamLeaVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Best mussel dish ever, had it many times! Ribs are also one of the best in town!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite burger place!
    IthorianVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I don't understand how people compare Cayton's to Zinburger or those other burger places. Cayton's is simply the best, most flavorful, unique burger place in town. Awesome views of the golf course, sunsets, and desert. Beautiful architecture. Ritz service. What more do you want from a burger place?!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food
    JennyC
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    As always, the food and service was excellent. One of my favorite places to visit when I'm in Tucson.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    MCAG
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The service was on point. The server /waiter was absolutely accommodating. Food was what you imagine when reading the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love this place
    Bleewzg
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    It's worth the slightly long and complicated drive. Delicious food, friendly staff, great views without any feeling of a city or crowds being anywhere within sight!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Cindy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had great table out side...services was very nice. The staff was friendly and happy. I will be back again with friends and family
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get rid of the flies
    DIanaVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I've been to Cayton's many times, but Saturday evening was the worst experience I've had there. The food is very good, but the flies were so bad you couldn't keep them away. And they were both outside and inside as they had the doors open. We were told they had tried Citronella candles but some guest was allergic to them. I won't be going back until they resolve this problem.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Took my mom there for dinner. The table was so large it was hard to have a nice conversation between the two of us. Server was pleasant and took a few pictures of us. My pasta meal was terrible. I would have been embarrassed to serve it. After the food was delivered no one checked on us to see if everything was OK. It wasn't until I pushed my food aside the server took it away. Later a manager came over to see if they could prepare something else for me to eat but by then my mom only had a couple of bites left so I didn't want to make her wait. Also when I made the reservation I didn't realize Cayton's was located a mile from the hotel. We had to take a shuttle. The total experience is not at all what I have come to expect from the Ritz.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beautiful casual arizona setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great opportunity to entertain out of town guests and display stunning AZ scape. Could expand menu a bit. Staff very good. Want a great fireplace outdoor evening chat spot with friends?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a great find....
    SammieSue
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Our very favorites were on the menu. The Chef even fixed our Grouper the way the liked it. Terrific food, and a AWESOME place for lunch. We will definitely go back soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cayton's Burger Bistro
    BurgerLover
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We just moved into the neighborhood and are very happy to have discovered CB2. Incomparable views and overall ambience is outstanding. Buffalo burger was great. Fabulous drink menu and offering milkshakes on the menu is a very welcome surprise. I'd say this is one of the best places in the Tucson area to kick back with friends for a pleasant time. Think we just found a new hangout!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    DAwnVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food was great. The service was not good and very slow. The highlight was Jessie the bartender. HE apologized profusely and tried to accommodate us for our reservation.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful scenery!
    bean
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great burger bistro, delicious shakes, kid friendly! Live music was wonderful. The view from outside, overlooking the golf course, so serene. Highly recommend for breathtaking view and amazing sunsets. Somewhat story staffed that night due to private party but we didn't mind sitting there! So nice.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cayton's... top drawer
    MsConnoisseur
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We love sitting on the patio for lunch at Cayton's. The service is first class, the food is first class, the facility is lovely, and the surroundings and view are beyond compare. Cayton's was the first restaurant to open at the Tucson Ritz-Carlton and the menu had a wider variety of food. But now their menu focus is more in line with their location on the golf course. There is something for everyone... from the very health conscious to lovers of the best burgers and shakes in Tucson. And for all of this, the price is a bargain for anyone who cherishes this quality of life.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food, excellent service
    CreatePeace
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I took my partner to Cayton's for her birthday dinner and made reservations through Open Table. The location, scenic view, perfect service and food were were total delights! If it wasn't for the strong wind, we would have sat outside. The decor and design is stunning and beautifully complemented the great natural surroundings. You will not be disappointed. Try to have an earlier dinner and sit outside on a non-windy day! Thanks to Cayton's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribs again!
    TeamLeaVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Had the ribs twice in one week, jus that good and chef was so gracious as to prepare a special french fry request! My son gave his Sornoran Burger a 10 out of 10. He is an expert...! He loved the Tots and got his braces on the next day, so that was his choice of his "Last Meal"! Thanks again Patty Lea PS a special thanks for bar manager who gave my son the contol for the TV in back room which we had all to ourselves, so he could watch his own show, felt very spoiled!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Ribs
    TeamLeaVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Again another excellent meal! Mussels as app. then Ribs and burgers with Fries and Tots and great wine! Took home milkshakes which were great, they even packed them on ice for us!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Lunch
    topcat1
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    This was a superb choice for a birthday luncheon. Wonderful ambiance and service, plus great food -- what more could one ask? The view is fantastic, and the birthday dessert which was brought to the table was outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • laura8113
    laura8113
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This was our first experience at this restaurant and it greatly exceeded our expectations. We sat on the patio and the view is exceptional! The food was outstanding as was the service, particularly Kyle our server. The music on Sat night is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    MaranaMontana
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Excellent service, great food, and a beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with friends
    Ellie5
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    We enjoyed sitting outside on a nice day although the noise of nearby construction was somewhat distracting. The servers were quite attentive and the view is pleasant although we could have used a sun umbrella by the time we were half-way through our entrees. Presentation is well done and serving size just right for the items we had--salads and sandwiches. Overall a nice place for a special but casual lunch with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner for family
    Mike
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Caytons staff provided a great experience for our family birthday party. Flowers at table, drinks, food were presented very well. Seating for our party was arranged so we had some quiet privacy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sat on the patio for lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Sat on the patio for lunch. Great burgers and the best sweet potato fries I've ever had. Lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caytons extra surprise
    greg
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    There were 8 in our party and the hostess had set up tables both inside and out on the patio. We chose the patio and our server brought over heaters. The fireplace was right next to us and made our dining area cozy and beautiful. We learned that a baby bobcat has taken up residence there and saw it multiple times. We were enjoying the food and company so much, we stayed past their closing time. The staff didn't say a word about us keeping them late. Food was casual and delicious. They seated us at a round table which was perfect for us to have conversations that everyone could join. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a bit disappointed
    RLBSLP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I was so looking forward to a hamburger...a rare treat fo me. It was just ok and took ever so long to arrive. Beautiful place though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spent late afternoon on the
    LashVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Spent late afternoon on the patio overlooking the golf course with mountain views in the distance. Just relaxing & delightful. We had drinks and burgers with sweet potato fries. Now, those fries were the best I've ever had. My crabby paddy burger was great-as was my wife's burger. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset
    Ricardo
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The food, beverages, and the service were fantastic, but the sunset "they" provided was magnificent :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine meal in an attractive setting.
    HIPPO243VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Cayton's was marvelous. Great meal, we particularly enjoyed The Silence of the Lamb, Lamb-burgers. Beautiful location, attentive & helpful wait staff, fine food. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burgers
    SBBev
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    The burgers were great. The drinks highly overpriced. We paid $10.00 for a very small Absolut Vodka. The restaurant is very difficult to find, especially when it's dark. The signage is almost non-existent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thought the ribs were over
    rutgers66VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Thought the ribs were over cooked. When bones crumble, it may be too much!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the two of us had a great
    GWEN
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    the two of us had a great experience. food was good. service was excellant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change in menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    We have eaten at Cayton's many times (20+) before and it has always been our favorite. Unfortunately the menu has been changed to what they are calling a burger and milkshake bistro menu. The decor and setting are much more refined than what a bistro menu would imply. They may be looking to cater to the golfers, but there are many other food items which would be more appropriate for a high end golf facility. Burgers, fries and shakes belong downtown near the U of A campus, not at a Ritz Carlton property. We will most likely go there again because of the incredible view, but would request you change back to a more fitting menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On-the-Spot and Special Dining
    Ronald
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Great dining place for occasional and special event. Sitting in-side or out with the surrounding greenery. Narrow menu but if you know there is great pleasure, affordable menu allows one to enjoy accompanying wine. Attendants are well selected. This is our third treat this summer and we will more than likely add many more late afternoons and evenings. Especially like to salmon and crab cakes
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    Doug
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Waiter Zak gave excellent service. Attentive but not overbearing. Gave worthy recommendations. Had excellent timing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.