Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square

4.7
677 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Five Horses Tavern is conveniently located in Davis Square, walking distance of the Red Line, Somerville Theater, Tufts University, Davis Square Theater and Porter Square.

Our mission is to serve modern American comfort food, incorporating locally sourced ingredients, with many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Our friendly staff will make a memorable experience whether you join us for lunch, dinner or our highly acclaimed weekend brunch.

We are a fantastic venue for hosting large groups and intimate dinners. Our Bar offers a wide variety of craft beers from around the world, boasting 37 draft beers, 120 bottles, signature cocktails and a thoughtfully selected wine list.

Join us on the patio or saddle up to the bar and admire our selection of over 150 bourbons and whiskies from around the globe.

Reservations are recommended, however walk-ins are always welcome!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 677 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. Great menu, delicious cocktails. Great value fir the money. Perfect for a date, birthdays, or just everyday dining. The staff accommodated COVID safety protocols and were courteous and professional but not over-bearing. This is my favorite restaurant in Davis Square. I can’t wait to eat here again!

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vipMoneyMakerMacEats
New England
41 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Really disappointing Experience today I had after bragging to a friend how good our food was on Monday we came today and got the exact same food and the wings were completely dry and made a completely different way. I asked specifically for extra limes and the waiter couldn’t even do that the wings came completely dry and cold hard limes on the side which I thought was the whole point of having drunken wings with lime. The servers could’ve been completely more friendly as well since we made it clear what we wanted and as they had said before the place was pretty empty so it should have been hard to get an order right. Felt like we got a lot of attitude and after I had just gave such a credit to the restaurant earlier this was wish a disappointing experience. Guess some places are hit or miss....

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vipMoneyMakerMacEats
New England
41 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really disappointing Experience today I had after bragging to a friend how good our food was on Monday we came today and got the exact same food and the wings were completely dry and made a completely different way. I asked specifically for extra limes and the waiter couldn’t even do that the wings came completely dry and cold hard limes on the side which I thought was the whole point of having drunken wings with lime. The servers could’ve been completely more friendly as well since we made it clear what we wanted and as they had said before the place was pretty empty so it should have been hard to get an order right. Felt like we got a lot of attitude and after I had just gave such a credit to the restaurant earlier this was wish a disappointing experience. Guess some places are hit or miss

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Brianna
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, food and cocktails! Went on thanksgiving and the thanksgiving meal was phenomenal. The servers and bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice Thanksgiving dinner

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Jenna
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside, had a great brunch and the drinks were delicious!

JL
JerryL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great time as usual, just wish we had more time then 90 minutes

CJ
ClaireJ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent burger! I’m talking top 5 burgers in Boston.

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ebeforei
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredibly helpful and attentive staff.

Best brunch we've had out in... well, for sure for 2020. The quality of brunch that we couldn't just do at home.

KD
KellyD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Five Horses has such a great vibe, and the food was incredible! Everyone in our group loved what they ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Cornbread was raw in the middle and over cooked on outside/edges.
The service was unbelievably slow. It took them 45-an hour to bring the cornbread out then another 40mins for our food. We watched two tables that came in well after us get serviced and their food way before us.
At one point our waitress just stop coming to our table and another waitress started helping us. The service made this a weird and disappointing experience for my wife and I.

MR
MaddieR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went for brunch delicious food I had fried chicken sandwich which was delicious and crispy as well as moist , my handsome had the southern comfort which had fried chicken , brisket and fired egg on top with grave he said that was good but gravely was a bit spicy but over all a good dish five horses has delicious brunch

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Charlotte
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious, our waitress Natalie was so friendly, and overall it was a great experience. We'll be back for sure!

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Sarah
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Usually a good experience eating at Five Horses Tavern, but this time we had the worst service I have experienced in a very long time. Waitress was more interested in socializing with her colleagues than attending to diners. We had to ask for water several times, she misunderstood the order that was put in (was only two of us), and we repeatedly asked for basics, such as silverware and napkins. She seemed young and completely inexperienced. The poor service negatively affected the overall experience.

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MarnieF
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome. Food excellent! Can't wait to try the beer.

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Rachel
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fish tacos and wonderful / friendly service. Will be coming back !

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KaraN
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great patio seating, away from the sidewalk so that pedestrians aren't breathing over your food. Server stayed far away. Some loud cars passing by here and there, but to be expected. Great Sunday menu accommodating both brunch and lunch.

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isobar
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five Horses has good food, a really fantastic beer selection, and a good vibe. The service staff has always been friendly, knowledgeable, and just cool. They usually have good specials, so don't forget to ask/look for those. The shakshuka is my favorite, with green curry or the power bowl as close second choices if I want something a little healthier or vegetable-heavy. You can't go wrong with the friend chicken or mac 'n' cheese options here either. There is something for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outdoors, great service, excellent beer list

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My handsome husband and I came to five horses for brunch the Service was excellent and our waiter was very nice I had the Mac and cheese it was delicious , my husband had the Nutella Belgian waffle it had strawberries and homemade whip cream with Nutella on it to it was also delicious I highly recommend five horses for brunch

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JustinH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch for the first time. The food was absolutely outstanding. I moved up here from Nashville, TN and thus ordered the Southern Breakfast (Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, Fried Chicken and Eggs) and it was incredible. By far, the best meal that I have had out since moving to Boston a year ago. I will be back.

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vipSydneyB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always reliably good at Five Horses. I can say I have been there for brunch and dinner, as well as drinks and snacks. They never disappoint.

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SydneyS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Food, drinks, and atmosphere is everything you can ask for!

MS
vipMichaelS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Wings and cornbread were both exceptional. Had Mac and cheese as my entree; delicious. Good service & good outdoor seating situation. Will return!

CM
vipConnieM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. The tavern burger was cooked perfectly to my requests and was very delicious.

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Steve
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The green curry was, surprisingly, quite good. Went well with a hefeweizen.

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RSwantstoshare
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made reservations for inside but my friend didn't want to eat inside so they were happy to seat us (due to availability) outside. I highly recommend the chicken Sammy sandwich-they have the best rolls I have ever had!

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JacobW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pricey American pub food, solid beer selection, nothing to write home about

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great setup with indoor / outdoor seating available - we had a table near the open front windows looking out onto the sidewalk and the environment was perfect. Good food and good cocktails, along with an extensive beer list. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place and been many times prior to the pandemic but seems they just haven't got their stride noe that they're back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

MF
vipMarisaF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad five horses is back open. The food is great and the service is always fantastic!

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Ashash
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went there and no one was there It is not open

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation on Open Table for my friends birthday brunch and when we got there- the restaurant wasn’t even open for business. Truly disappointed

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vipExpert
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tacos, chili and beer. Great athmosphere, too.

TP
TParB
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There were four of us having Sunday brunch. Reservation process was easy and table was waiting for us. Food was delivered after a smaller-than-typical wait but that was okay because the dishes at FHT are unique and varied. The server did forget a couple one beverage and one small item but that was corrected quickly. I had the three-egg omelet with thyme biscuit which were delicious. Their bar and beer selections are excellent.

MF
MariaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried some unique menu items and we were not disappointed! What a great menu to tantalize the taste buds!

LM
LaneM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow on a fairly slow night. Food was good and since it was not too crowded, the noise level was manageable - we could hear each other talk.

ML
vipMommaLee
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were pleased with the service. The food was very good. The fried chicken was a big hit. The power bowl was very good, the only negative was when adding fried chicken it was cut up in small cubes taking away from the experience. This was unexpected and a bit disappointing. The beer drinkers in our group enjoyed the selection and those that were not were able to enjoy wine and mixed drinks. The biggest issue we had was the noise level. It was extremely loud and difficult to hear each other. We were a party of 6 and even people sitting next to you or across from you were hard to hear. All in all it was a great experience and we would go back.

LO
LeslieO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and nice atmosphere. If you go on the early side, a mix of families with young kids combined with larger groups.

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Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square is rated 4.7 stars by 677 OpenTable diners.

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