Living In Sun Lakes, AZ? Experience a Fun Night Out at Talking Stick Resort™

Posted by Cathy Carter on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 at 4:16pm.

Living In Sun Lakes, AZ? Experience a Fun Night Out at Talking Stick Resort™ 

If you live in Sun Lakes and are looking for a fun night, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community invites you to experience their heritage of hospitality at the Talking Stick Resort™ located just 31.1 miles (30 minutes drive via AZ-101 Loop N) North of Sun Lakes in beautiful Scottsdale. From fine dining, live entertainment, casino gaming, special events, and more, there’s so much to experience and enjoy at Talking Stick Resort™.


Whether the mood calls for one of Scottsdale's best fine dining experiences, handcrafted sandwiches in an upscale bistro, oysters on the half shell in a modern seafood bar, or a quick snack near the casino action, Talking Stick Resort™ has a dining experience to fit your taste and mood. (Due to social distancing, please check for current restaurant dining hours). 

Choose from Talking Stick Resort™’s six incredible restaurants:


A Mediterranean-inspired tapas, seafood, and meat restaurant. The Tash menu merges the freshness of local ingredients with the boldness of global inspiration to create truly transcendent dishes (See menu).

Orange Sky

The signature fine dining restaurant at Talking Stick Resort, Orange Sky has one of the best sunset views in Arizona and an award-winning wine list. The restaurant is located at the top of the hotel on the 15th floor. (See dinner menu) (Temporarily closed).

Wandering Horse Buffet Scottsdale

Award-winning Wandering Horse Buffet Scottsdale offers the best of Italian, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, and American cuisines. Indulge in all your favorite dishes like cheesy enchiladas, fresh seafood, and more. Enjoy live cooking stations, a carving station, brick oven pizza kitchen, and delicious desserts. Prime Rib Wednesday Nights - $25.95 and King Crab Legs Friday & Saturday Nights. (Temporarily closed).

Ocean Trail 

Experience a taste of New Orleans in Scottsdale, located just off the casino floor on the main level. Ocean Trail serves up exceptional seafood with aromatic Creole spices, a classic New Orleans favorite. Items on the menu include raw oysters, steamers, Cajun-style boils, and delicious clam chowder (See menu) (Currently open for Grab N’ Go dining only)

Blue Coyote Cantina™ 

Experience Southwestern dining in Scottsdale. The Southwestern-inspired menu features tacos, burritos, and other dishes. Enjoy dining in an upscale atmosphere with chic modern furniture and live entertainment daily after 4 pm. The casino floor just steps away with exciting slots and table games. (Temporarily closed)

Blue Coyote Cafe™ 

Located on the Garden Level (lower level) of the resort, Blue Coyote Café is open 24 hours a day and offers an eclectic mix of mouthwatering American cuisine and sushi. Upscale yet casual, Blue Coyote is the perfect place to enjoy indoor-outdoor dining. The large menu selection features items with a Southwestern flair along with a variety of soups and salads. (Open with socially distanced seating).

Casino Gaming 

You'll love playing your favorite games at Talking Stick Resort™ Casino. With more than 50 table games, 900 slot machines, and poker tournaments. it's exciting gaming all under one roof.  View a virtual tour » The Arena Poker Room is home to the Arizona State Poker Championship, featuring a prize pool of over $1,000,000 every August. Join a poker tournament - see the full schedule.

Table Games

Whether your favorite casino game is 3-Card Poker, Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Let it Ride, or Casino War—you'll be in on all the excitement. Blackjack is one of the most popular games at Talking Stick Resort™.  Blackjack tables are located in the Arena Poker Room™ and along the grand walkway on the casino floor.


Keno is truly a game of random chance. Many players pick their lucky numbers based on anniversaries, birthdays, or other memorable events, but any of the numbers can be selected at equal likelihood from the others. Some players select higher numbers equally to lower numbers, what may work well for a player one time may not work again. Once you have your lucky numbers lined up, you're all set to play.

Slot Machines

You can also enjoy more than 900 state-of-the-art, multi-denominational play slots, where you are bound to find your favorites! Talking Stick Resort™ is always adding new and exciting games. Some newer additions include:

  • Aristocrat / Lightning Link
  • Ainsworth / Pac Man
  • Scientific Games / Dancing Drums
  • Incredibly Technologies / Crazy Money II
  • AGS / River Dragons

Live Entertainment, Concerts, and Shows

The Showroom at Talking Stick Resort™ is the ultimate space for concerts, events, and Vegas-style shows. The Showroom has welcomed renowned musical acts such as Buddy Guy, Air Supply, and Rick Springfield. It's also hosted exclusive long-running shows like Motown Memories and Jersey Rocks, and gained a reputation for being a hot entertainment spot in Scottsdale.

Every detail from the seating to the sound is designed to give you an enthralling live entertainment experience. With plush seating for 650 people, including private booths and tables, the space has state-of-the-art sound and lighting capabilities that make performances feel electrifying. Whether you're sitting on the mezzanine level or the main floor, you'll have a front-row experience.

*Talking Stick is looking forward to bringing live events back to their showrooms. In the meantime, they are actively working with entertainers to schedule and reschedule shows. All show dates are current but are subject to change.

Sun Lakes, AZ Active Adult Retirement Community 

Arizona is the ideal retirement destination offering year-round warm-sunny weather, exciting cultural and recreation options, great shopping and dining destinations, an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, top-rated golf courses, endless mountain ranges, plenty of open spaces, and beautiful desert sunsets. If you are currently interested in moving to a retirement community in the Phoenix metro area, you'll want to consider real estate in Sun Lakes. Located approximately 24.7 miles southeast of Phoenix, Sun Lakes is a fabulous, master-planned community for active adults featuring a vast array of resort-style amenities. Sun Lakes is made up of five distinct golf and country club communities: Sun Lakes #1 - the original community (gated), Palo Verde (gated), Cottonwood (non-gated), Ironwood (gated), and Oakwood (gated) - each with its own golf course and clubhouse/amenities center.

Sun Lakes homeowners have access to all five golf courses, heated community pools, spas, tennis and pickleball facilities, health clubs, arts and crafts centers, driving ranges, restaurants, cafes, stocked fishing lakes, miles of scenic walking paths, a full-time activities director, and dozens of clubs, classes, and events. Also nearby are several shopping plazas, restaurants, a community college campus, a public library, health care providers, and other businesses and services. Whether you are looking for a cozy patio home on the golf course, a home with a lakefront view, a home with a guest casita or pool, or a spacious home with numerous designer upgrades, you're certain to find homes for sale in Sun Lakes AZ  to fit your lifestyle needs. Real estate in Sun Lakes is priced from the low 200Ks to the high 700Ks.

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Partner with Trusted Sun Lakes REALTOR® - Cathy Carter

If you are interested in learning more about homes for sale in Sun Lakes, AZ, or would like to schedule a private tour, please contact trusted Sun Lakes REALTOR® - Cathy Carter. With over 25 years of local experience, Cathy has the knowledge and all the resources at her fingertips to help you find your dream home. She will work with you to identify the right Sun Lakes country club community for you to live in and help you find the home that best meets your lifestyle needs. For more information about real estate in Sun Lakes, please contact Cathy Carter directly at 480‑459‑8488 or you can reach her by email

RE/MAX Cathy Carter Real Estate & Luxury Homes
Professional REALTOR®
RE/MAX Alliance Group 
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111 
Gilbert, AZ. 85233
Email or Call: 480‑459‑8488
Toll-Free: 800-519-5578




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