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Horseshoe Cafe

Southwestern, Mediterranean, Barbecue
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226 Main St, North Reading, MA 01864
508.664.3591
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious entrees, Order the steak tips!

Many visits later the Horseshoe Cafe is still high on my list of places to eat when choosing a place to dine with colleagues. They have a great affordable menu and tasty entrees that make you feel well fed: The steak tips are well prepared and succulent, and then there is a lightly breaded chicken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2012
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Many visits later the Horseshoe Cafe is still high on my list of places to eat when choosing a place to dine with colleagues. They have a great affordable menu and tasty entrees that make you feel well fed: The steak tips are well prepared and succulent, and then there is a lightly breaded chicken dish that is smothered in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Everything about the Horseshoe Cafe makes us want to go back time and time again. The food is good for the price, the service is hometown and happy, the food options are not "run of the mill" but are familiar and delicious -- especially the unique selection of side dishes you can choose to accompany GREAT steaks, very good fish... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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128 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

Very good pulled pork. I was craving pulled pork and Horseshoe did a good job at easing y craving. Good food and atmosphere.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Not many good restaurants in Tewksbury or Wilmington. Food was very good, staff was very friendly and welcoming and it was a very comfortable dining area. Ample parking on both sides. Will definitely be going back! They don't take reservations for 2 but they accept call ahead seating and will tell you how long before you can be seated. We... More 

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Reading, Massachusetts
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72 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

I had no idea that the "Shoe" was such a great place. It's been redone in the last few years with an image change. The food was excellent and the waitress was completely helpful with the menu, telling us we could have the food anyway we wanted with any sides we wanted. My husband and I ALWAYS split meals. The... More 

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andover ma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

I live only a couple of miles away so this restaurant one of our local places for a good cocktail and apps or dinner. Cute outdoor area on pleasant nights but we mostly sit at the pub tables in the bar.......make sure you ask for cornbread! My son ot married this month and I hosted a backyard rehearsal dinner catered... More 

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Boston
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27 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2010

Consistently good food, always a friendly welcome. Local hangout where the bartender remembers you drink the "Shoe beer." Steak tips, either a dinner or the steak tip salad is always a good choice. I like the pulled pork sandwich. I prefer the bar area with its high top tables and lively but not loud atmosphere to the sedate dining room.... More 

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Thailand
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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

Food was tastey but a little pricey. Great service and helpful, kids loved it too.. must admit have never seen my son eat 2 children hamburgers before in my life (and that was on the children's menu!) My wife did however get a headache afterwards....not sure if they use MSG in the food??

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Massachusetts
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12 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

Fine Southwest BBQ in North Reading. I frequented the Hoseshoe on many occassions. The food is excellent, especially the beef brisket and pulled pork. Staff works hard to please the customer. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2007

Fantastic Date Restaurant or hanging out with friends. Awesome BBG homecooking and good beer selection!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 226 Main St, North Reading, MA 01864
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  North Reading
  • Phone Number: 508.664.3591

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Mediterranean, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?