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Five Horses Tavern

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400 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144-2511 (Grove St)
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a late lunch and I was impressed with the setting and the service, but also the variety of choices on the beverage and food menu. The service was really good, the servers covered for eachother and were all very friendly. The food menu offered choices in addition to "fries" (like grits). My teenage daughter (super picky) actually... More 

Thank J F
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This place was bustling and lively on a Saturday afternoon. We have been here for lunch and just late night drinks..best ambience and great staff. The food is very good and their selection of beer is amazing. Love the Night Shift Awake Beer. Definitely the place to hang out with some friends for some drinks and chatter.

Thank Satish C
Sherborn, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Sat outside which is a great spot for people watching, enjoyed my Baja Tacos (really like that I could pick how many I wanted). Food was above average, drinks were OK but I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Smallish menu if you are a picky eater or have dietary restrictions.

Thank Scott M
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I had the potato taco which was a typical small taco size but I was expecting something different on my plate. I had a flour tortilla with a 1/2 cup of deep fried potato chunks and a small piece of avocado. That's it! No sauce or anything else. Very disappointed that I didn't ask more questions. There are so many... More 

Thank Lisa W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I move to Somerville in January, I can't get enough of this place! I go here at least twice a week!! Food- Pros- Soo much flavor! Couple favorites, (mussels, Kale Salad, loaded tots, Lobster Pizza, shakshuka, drunken wings, rack o ribs, *tavern burger, *hanger steak) *Cons- The steak is always well done, drunken wings are often too salty. Drinks- Downeast... More 

Thank Se'Marie N
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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608 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Great pizzas and good choices for meat eaters but the price is sour. Service is good! Drinks are average. Ambient is modern and nice but few tables.

Thank Danuza
San Francisco, California
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630 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Took my daughter, family and friends for lunch here after the former's college graduation. Delicious omelets and french toast, and a plethora of lunch/brunch options. Even on this very crowded day, service was prompt and friendly.

Thank Yog-Sothoth
Marlborough, Connecticut
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Had the ribs and despite them not being fall off the bone, they were tasty (and spicy!) great service, good prices too. I'd go again!

Thank Michael H
Holtsville, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I consider myself a bit of a beer connoisseur. So I rarely come across a beer menu with names I don't recognize. Regardless, that was the case at this location. I was delighted to find that I've never heard of a vast majority of the beers they had, and chose one (tasted delicious) at random. I would also highly recommend... More 

Thank Michael Z
Boston, Massachusetts
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170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

The bar is pretty cool. The bartenders are nice and plenty of drink selections. Price isn't too bad. There isn't a cover charge to get in. I like the whiskey selections.

Thank Calvin N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144-2511
    (Grove St)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-764-1653

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