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Black Horse Restaurant Tavern

2170 N Reading Rd, Denver, PA 17517-9324
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Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Black Horse Restaurant & Tavern is the neighborhood place where fine food meets casual comfort. The chef is passionate about providing you with a casual, seasonal celebration of American cuisine. Enjoy his latest creations using fresh, local produce. His impressive culinary background paired with his sensitivity to what his customers crave assures your satisfaction. We invite you to stay after your dining experience for an after dinner drink and dessert that is sure to please your palate.Happy hour food and drink specials are offered daily from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM in the Tavern and also on the outdoor dining terrace (weather permitting).
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107 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Four of us had dinner here on a Saturday night. We were able to sit outside, and even though the restaurant is off a main road, the noise was not bothersome. We were all surprised by the creativity of the cuisine which was far beyond what we expected in Denver, Pa. Truthfully, it was very difficult to decide what to... More

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120 reviews 120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Staff and food are very good. Especially in an area where there is little to no choice. Only negative is that many of the exotic and wild fare such as Elk and ostrich have been removed and replaced with more generic items.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I recently had dinner here with a friend, and was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the food was! I ordered the lake trout and it was wonderful -- cooked perfectly and tasted very fresh. We shared an order of fried asparagus as an appetizer, which was also delicious. Our server, Faye, was friendly, polite, and attentive. She checked with us... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food is very upscale but you can fine dine without overspending if you want. The chef had some very interesting dinners on the menu. They use local produce and there were menus for Vegetarians and gluten restricted diners. Other than a very noisy child/children (occasionally running around the corner) it was very cozy-the restaurant can't control the kids but... More

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Lawnside, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I last went to Black Horse Restaurant when we were visiting a B&B in Adamstown. When we went three years ago, the food was delicious. This time...not so much. I wouldn't complain about the decor because that's not something that bothers me...but it was a bit dated. The customer service was fantastic...The food LOOKED & smelled delicious,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have spent a lot of time in this area, but have never gone to the Black Horse until recently. So glad we finally discovered it! We have been there twice so far and the food was great both times. The crab cakes are wonderful! Highly recommended for a special occasion or nice dinner out.

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Lancaster, PA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In the past few months we have been there twice. We live really close so it's easy to just drive by and forget it's there. It's right off the denver/ephrata turnpike exit so it is an easy destination for those traveling plus it's along Rt. 272 which means all the antique shoppers can find this quickly. If you have a... More

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Lancaster, PA
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We ate at the Black Horse about 10 years ago and said we would never go back. Never say never! While the decor leaves something to be desired, the menu has been pleasantly revised and the food is so good! And it is so nice to have a restaurant that serves delicious vegetarian entrees! I'm not a vegetarian, but I... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Very disappointed in the downgrade of this restaurant! The Black Horse used to be a AAA Four Diamond Restaurant that only served the finest quality ingrediants and was simply exceptional! So Sad!

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Southeastern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My wife and I were headed to Lancaster and decided to stop at the Black Horse Restaurant for dinner since we have heard good things about it. We sat in the bar and were promptly greeted by the bartender. Our drink order was delivered promptly as was our dinner order. The food was very good in quaintly as well as... More

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