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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 - 23:00
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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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick meet with a friend, we only had time for an appetizer and a cocktail and was surprised on the variety of foods. This tiny place gives a BIG punch. Really had a nice time, will be sure to go back and try out an actual meal. The staff was fun and actually seemed to communicate... More 

Thank syracusenygirl
Jamesville, New York
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always ad a great meal here, but the place is rather small so it is tough to have large groups here unless you get here early. They have great daily specials and the food is top notch.

Thank Buckoranch
Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The atmosphere is uncomfortable and uneasy. Very cramped and the hostess behind the bar has a bad attitude. Can't transfer bills from the bar to the table, even though we were an arms length away. Pretty poor policy!

Thank J K
Canandaigua, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Food and service was top notch. Best service we have had in a very long time. Wait staff had in-depth knowledge of the menu and beverage selections. Food presentation was 5 star. Dining space is extremely limited with a packed bar area. Expect a wait unless you get there by 5pm.

Thank Jonathan B
Syracuse, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I've attempted to dine here on a couple of different occasions. However, the place is TINY and waiting for a table means being jammed between the bar, people, and tables. If you're a ppl person, this is no big deal. I am not a people person, so this situation is my worst nightmare. Anyway, finally stopped by at 5 pm... More 

Thank Bethany L
Syracuse, New York
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Jamesville, United States
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149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?