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Dark Horse Tavern

4312 E. Genesee St., DeWitt, NY 13214-2122
(315) 446-2072
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Ranked #1 of 17 restaurants in DeWitt
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
Most recent review
- May 13, 2014
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English first
Syracuse, NY
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122 reviews 122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Dark Horse Tavern is a very unassuming bar and restaurant located in a strip mall on a busy road. The food is always good, however, with a mix of regulars and occasional diners. The atmosphere is noisy since the tables surround the bar. On a recent visit, we enjoyed friendly service and a very good meal of eggplant napoleon,... More

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DeWitt, New York
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20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We came for a business lunch and arrived to a packed house. While waiting for a table at the bar the bartender kept us in the loop as to when we would be seated. Other people showed up but the staff kept track, and we were taken in order, always a nice touch and an indication of how well the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have been to the Darkhorse many times to eat and every time had a good meal. The service is always good and the help always friendly. They also always have great daily specials. This is the perfect place to stop for a quick bite to eat or a nice meal.

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Oswego, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Date night last night, I had the pork ribeye (best pork ribeye I've ever had) my wife had the bacon/maple salmon whichever as excellent as well. Desserts were to die for, wife had the chocolate PB pie and I had the junk in the trunk chocolate cake...both were enough for two. Excellent meal, can't wait to go back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I had our first date here and I really liked it! Although it does get easily packed with not much space to stand and wait, it still holds it standards of great food! I love the atmosphere!

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B'ham
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

What a great little "find" in East Syracuse. I'm always on the lookout for quality local establishments and this place hits the mark. As previously stated in other reviews, it is small and you will wait for a table in the evening. However, the food is top-notch and the service is good considering the quantity of customers crammed into this... More

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Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Jimmy the bartender is doing all he can to reduce the lunchtime crowds. He follows the strict rule of not seating any tables until all are physically present in front of his bar. We went elsewhere for lunch. Keep up the good work, Jimmy!!

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Manlius, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although it is truly a bar first and restaurant second, the food at The Dark Horse is always extremely good. The chef varies the daily specials which allows a different food experience no matter how often you stop by to dine. Regardless of my main dish, I always start with the steamers which are the best in town and NEVER... More

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Syracuse, NY
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We love this restaurant for dinner. The bar business is always steady but you do need to get to the restaurant early in order to be seated. They do not accept reservations and the tables and booths are limited. The food is wonderful, however, and well worth a wait. This small bar offers top quality food, always fresh and always... More

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Syracuse, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Excellent food and wait staff. The beers could be improved but the food is well worth putting up with the crowds.

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