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“service and food issues”
Review of Black Horse Tavern

Black Horse Tavern
Ranked #4 of 28 Restaurants in Bridgton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
“service and food issues”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Our experience here started off awkwardly, as the hostess inexplicably directed us (four adults and 2 month old in a car seat) to a table set for two. When we rejected that option, she promptly set us up at an adjacent table that had enough space to accommodate us. Our server arrived shortly thereafter, with a scowl on her face. The scowl reflected her general attitude - not one smile or pleasant tone of voice escaped during our entire meal.

Of our four entrees, only the prime rib arrived without issues. It was excellent. Veggie burger was ordered with portobello and boursin - a $4 extra. The burger was good, but came without the cheese. It took many minutes to get the attention of the waitress, who advised getting the boursin on a separate plate, as we would be charged for it. The 1.5 pounds of ribs arrived at full weight, but only the top rack was edible. The other two were burnt, dry and too tough to eat. After the waitress response about the cheese, we decided not to ask for edible ribs. Last entree was the shepherd's pie crepe. It's an interesting concept, but the execution was weak. The crepe was soggy/mushy; there were just 8 kernels of corn.

Food and services issues resulted in a one star rating. By consensus, however, the house fries were so good that we added an additional star.

  • Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Clinton, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere and exceptional food!”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

I have been eating here for years and never have had bad service or food. Breakfast, lunch or dinner me and my family always left satisfied.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Thomas W
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Orlando, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good service!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We had a great meal, the ambience is a little lacking - no table cloths and the dining rooms are not decorated with much flair, but the food and prices were worth the trip. Enjoyed chatting with the bartender prior to being seated for dinner.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank BJ F
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Portland, Maine
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Sunday Brunch in Area!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

OMG the home made crab cake on the eggs benedict was wonderful!!! This was our 2nd time at the Black Horse. The service and food were good on our first trip and we saw the brunch menu, which led to today's visit. We had the same waitperson, you could tell she was experienced and we wanted for nothing. The bloody marys are picture perfect and tasty! The coffee was good too! The Black Horse Tavern is one of our new favs. I can't wait to go back and try the creme brulee French Toast, it looked deeeelish!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank ALHarding
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Maine
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cramped”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Tables are way to close to each other . Good is decent but at times can be loud in there. Friendly enough staff .

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank JustineMaine
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