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Dark Horse Tavern

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4312 E Genesee St, DeWitt, NY 13214-2122
(315) 446-2072
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Camillus, New York
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234 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First off the bartender is awesome. He is the bartender, host and calls waiters to service tables. We had three waitstaff checking on us during our meal. The menu is great, wine selection super and service excellent. I give our very few 5 stars but this is one is easy to do. Great job and great teamwork.

Thank Jerry Z
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

delicious lunch...Do not take reservations...Had too long a wait for lunch...Food was good...well prepared..A little too noisy...Had to sit it the bar area...

Thank themother2016
Rochester, New York, United States
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great local spot for lunch or dinner. Reasonable wine prices, very good selection. Daily specials. Extra parking in back. The Ahi Tuna Appetizer is spectacular. Really comfortable spot

Thank Jim K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great little restaurant in a tiny strip mall in Dewitt, NY. The selection of draft and bottled beers is fairly extensive, with a changing rotation of NY breweries. The lunch fare is really great (haven't been for dinner); I ordered their fish fry lunch, and received exactly what I was expecting: a huge piece of crispy, flaky fish... More 

Thank 29bethv
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly, business has taken us away from East Syracuse. I say sadly, because, in truth, we don't miss the cold and snow, but we do miss the Dark Horse. Over the last 10 years, we have come to know the bartenders and wait staff as friends. We got to love and appreciate the fast service, excellent food, and perfect selection... More 

Thank Huhwhatduh
Manlius, New York
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is literally nothing that is bad on this menu. While some of the menu items can be had in other places, there aren't many that can execute them as well as the Dark Horse can. Even the bread and oil they begin your meal with is worth mention - the oil is served with an excellent and unique spice... More 

Thank James L
Syracuse, NY
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had never been to this restaurant but the friends I went had had been there several times. It's small and narrow with lots of traffic, but that didn't matter to us because the food was delicious and we didn't feel rushed. My friends said that the meals are consistently good.

Thank occasionaltraveler04
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to grab dinner in Dewitt - but no chains! Tried to make reservations beforehand but they're not accepted. So, we showed up at 7 & while full, it certainly wasn't sardine tight. There wasn't a table yet available so we got the bar. The bartender, who was very friendly, asked what she could get us to drink. I... More 

Thank Bec044
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We took my mother here for a birthday dinner based on some recent reviews we read, and we were very, very pleased. We had a special of poutine with sausage gravy and asiago, and the gravy was surprisingly light and almost lemony - unusual and good, not overly salty. Two of our party had the beef and bleu salad and... More 

Thank Dee040
Syracuse, New York
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We have had dinner here a few times and lunch frequently. The atmosphere is sophisticated and intimate. The menu is interesting (in a good way) and the portions are generous. There are bar and restaurant seating options. The service is terrific - very friendly and not overly attentive - just right. It's our first choice when we're having lunch out.

Thank tatoland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4312 E Genesee St, DeWitt, NY 13214-2122
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  DeWitt
  • Phone Number: (315) 446-2072

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