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Dark Horse Tavern

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4312 E Genesee St, DeWitt, NY 13214-2122
+1 315-446-2072
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Syracuse, New York
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped for dinner at one of our favorite taverns, the Dark Horse. It always seems to be busy and because it is a small place, it tends to be noisy. Check in with the bar staff to reserve a booth or table for dinner. The drinks are always good and the food always great. Specials are posted on a... More 

Thank Alfred L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent dinner, four of us each ordered something different every meal was perfect, the service was exceptional , atmosphere was great, loved it.

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Jamesville, United States
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135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 14 January 2017

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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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 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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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 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 11 November 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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 26 September 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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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 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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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 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

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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?