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Five Horses Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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400 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144-2511 (Grove St)
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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575 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 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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621 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 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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37 reviews
23 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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144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Thought we would try the Five Horses for lunch a couple of weeks ago. Overall it was pretty good. My hamburger and my wife's honey chicken were both tasty and cooked they way we liked them. My only problem was that some of their other choices contained ingredients that were rather esoteric. Kimchi on pizza? Tofu in my eggplant? Maybe... More 

Thank Marconi33

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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?