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Dark Horse Tavern

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4312 E Genesee St, DeWitt, NY 13214-2122
+1 315-446-2072
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dark Horse is a very popular place, typically a wait and not always room at the bar. Well worth waiting. I have always enjoyed the food. Fresh, delicious and plentiful. Nice selection of wine also. The wait staff and bartenders have been there for years so they must be treated well.

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Lunch was great. Very filling; think twice about ordering appetizers. Staff friendly, professional and efficient. Food came out of kitchen hot, unlike chain restaurants where your distracted 19 year old server lets it get cold.

Thank Saratoga55traveler
Albany, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling the Thruway to the Finger Lakes and did not want to eat junk at a rest area so we searched and The Dark Horse Tavern came up at the next exit. What a great find!! It is tucked away in a strip mall and we drove by it initially but are so glad we stayed with the... More 

Thank Holly N
Sarasota, Florida
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a must! Small intimate restaurant, great menu, great vibe. The food is fantastic. We had the Garlic and Herb Little Neck Clams. Delicious! Beef and Blue Salad and Tavern Burger were also a hit. Very crowded on weekends but worth the wait. Sunday night is a great time to enjoy! Full bar with great bartender. Stop in...you won't... More 

Thank Tyler B
Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Very quaint little tavern , tucked away in a small plaza. The service was very good and the food was excellent. We look forward to our next visit.

Thank CWbaker67
Penfield, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The Dark Horse is a tiny little restaurant in a strip mall. Seldom does one find a favorite restaurant in such a place. It usually crowded. Often we have had to stand two deep at the bar wating for a spot either at a table or a barstool. It is sometimes loud. So why put up with this aggravation? Because... More 

Thank Lauren S
Camillus, New York
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274 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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...

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Rochester, New York, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene
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: +1 315-446-2072

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