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Dark Horse Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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4312 E Genesee St, DeWitt, NY 13214-2122
+1 315-446-2072
11:30 am - 11:00 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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Jamesville, United States
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Finally made it to the Dark Horse and it was a great experience. Had to wait to get a table as it was a Saturday. Got drinks immediately. Tight corners make it hard to wait for a table. The atmosphere is nice. The service was professional. The food was good. Had the steak salad, perfectly cooked steak. Prices were ok.... More 

Thank SouthwoodTruck
Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is always a good experience---very small and always busy so you may have to wait (uncomfortably), BUT the food and service are worth it!

Thank Meg K
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch while out Christmas shopping. Soup du jour was New England clam chowder with roasted red peppers. Amazing! Nice variation! Had it as part of the daily double with and open faced tuna melt. Dessert? Of course! Banana cream pie! Delicioso! Bonus? SU v Georgetown game on TV!

Thank Liz S
Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I begin? Frickin' awesome!!😀 My wife had the Mahi Mahi and I enjoyed the Steak Frites. Both dishes were expertly created. Her fish was tender, flavorful and juicy. My steak was prepared medium rare and very tender to taste. Do yourself a huge favor and try the Clam Chowder. It was delightful. Each spoonful held tender clumps of... More 

Thank RibDoc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 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 38 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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?