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“By The Lovely Merrimack” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Norm's White Horse

Norm's White Horse
510 Lowell St, Methuen, MA 01844
978-687-1211
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Ranked #21 of 105 Restaurants in Methuen
Cuisines: American
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Rainbow Lake, New York, United States
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“By The Lovely Merrimack”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Henry David Thoreau took a canoe trip down the Merrimack River. I don't know what he ate along the way, but if he were alive today, I think he would have mixed feelings about Norm's White Horse. What he wouldn't like is the noise level during the dinner rush hour. After all, he spent a year alone not far away at Walden Pond. Why so noisy? Well, it's the food! It's tasty and filling. The menu is varied. I had the Linguini with White Clam Sauce. The flavor was rich and hearty...the garlic supercharged the sauce. I bit into a large slice and the powerful taste made my eyes water. But, I was loving it. The Crab Cakes were done to perfection.
The service was fast and friendly. The bar area was packed with Red Sox fans. The informal ambiance was relaxing. The wine list was adequate and complimented the dishes well.
Just beyond the parking lot, in the back, flowed the gentle Merrimack River. It's a little under 30 miles from downtown Boston and it was worth the drive. To sum it up: great food served informally in a quiet neighbor.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Surprised !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Looks like a Bar on the outside but a nice casual place to eat with good food and great views of the river ! Enjoyed it very much !

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Don't pass this unassuming place by. What looks like a small local bar has an extensive and delicious menu. Great drinks good pricing and great views of the Merrimac river.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salem
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“Great place to watch the game and get a bite.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Norms is the perfect place to catch a patriots game and dinner with friends. Parking is ample, and so are the screens to watch on as you choose from a menu that some might say is a bit to long - and everything I've tried from it is good.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Andover, Massachusetts
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“Not Many Like This Left”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A roadhouse from way back. Offers a nice view of the Merrimack River. Sandwiches, sides, salads, food is good, and prices are reasonable. Been there many times.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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