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“Great Atmosphere adds to Fantastic Food & Drink”

Dark Horse Brewing Co
Ranked #2 of 38 Restaurants in Marshall
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
michigan
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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“Great Atmosphere adds to Fantastic Food & Drink”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Dark Horse is a great find in an industrial section of a small Michigan town. Not too far off the I-94/I-69 interchange, it's a convenient stop for lunch or dinner for anyone traveling along either of those freeway routes. But you may want to spend the night in Marshall, because the great Dark Horse beer may prevent you from hitting the road again immediately after your meal!

If your visit is during the always too short Michigan summer, make sure to get a table outside. It is the only restaurant patio area I have ever come across that compares to the unique and legendary Dominick's in Ann Arbor. Plenty of seating, outdoor bar, play area for the kids. The menu selection is extensive and I had a difficult time choosing, but was very happy with my roast beef sandwich on pretzel bread. Interesting beer selection that did not disappoint. Staff was attentive and friendly. Gift shop across the parking lot where a Dark Horse t-shirt or six pack can go home with you.

We left trying to figure out reasons to go through Marshall, Michigan more often!

  • Visited August 2013
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“King of Michigan IPA's in a Unique Atmosphere”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

I don't get to Marshall, MI enough to enjoy Dark Horse Brewing Company. The brewer here started brewing in his house while attending college in Marquette, Michigan. He has gone on to have one of the most successful craft breweries in Michigan.

Here you will be able to taste the full assortment of Dark Horse beers; there are many rotating seasonal beers. My favorite is the Crooked Tree IPA, and my wife prefers the Raspberry. The facility might look a little rough around the edges to some, and frankly - that is part of the charm. I wouldn't want them to change a thing. In the summer - there are several events that take place is the spacious and welcoming beer garden. The food is also very good - calzones and pizza is top notch!

The mug club here is also one of the largest of Michigan craft breweries. Each mug is unique and hangs from the wall and ceiling. The mugs are tossed by a potter north of Marquette who also makes all of the mugs at Blackrocks Brewery in Marquette, MI.

Adjacent to the Dark Horse Brewery is the General Store... find Dark Horse merchandise and beer. Also there is a motorcycle and tattoo shop. Worth a visit and not what many expect in sleepy Marshall, MI.

  • Visited August 2013
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Plymouth, MI
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“great craft beers”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a bar. Not a fancy bone in the whole place.But what it has going for it is the best craft beer offerings, very friendly staff, & awesome food. Pizzas, calzones chili, salads &sandwiches are great. There is an outdoor stage for bands, & a sandbox stocked with toys for children. It is anodd combination but works. The place to go to kick back & taste a great one of a kind beer.

  • Visited August 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Great beer, bar food”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Okay, my biggest complaint to Dark Horse is that you can not do beer flights. My husband and I visited a bunch of breweries in Michigan (12-13) on this trip and this is the only one that does not sell samplers. We like to try a variety of beers and since we are from Ohio, we can't always get the big variety of these beers. The beers are great though!!!

Food is bar food. I had a calzone which was huge and greasy! My husbands sandwhich was good though.

Service was standard. Not great but we got everything we need.

  • Visited July 2013
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Olivet, Michigan
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“Raspberry Ale”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

The Raspberry Ale is my favorite. Have been please with all the food we've tried. Particularly fond of the Old Fashioned Pizza, we add tomatoes & onions. The bread is awesome, made from their spent grain. The ambiance is unique. It can be difficult to find seating in the winter, hopefully, they'll remedy that issue. Summer has been no problem with garden area open. Looking forward to purchasing a mug at the next available opportunity, probably late this year.

  • Visited July 2013
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