Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square

4.8
733 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 733 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ValerieB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not enough diversity in the staff; not enough variety of food on the menu. My guest and I left before ordering our food.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for Brunch on the patio in the heart of Davis Square! Food was spectacular, would definitely return again.

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vipDebFerg
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious brunch and drinks options! Our whole party was very happy with our meals.

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Kurt
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good food

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vipeDits
New England
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Inventive brunch menu loaded with sugary recipes. Sidewalk dining still open but tight. Good for family.

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. The fried chicken tenders and cornbread were exceptional. Yum. Will definitely come back.

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Mary
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was great - very friendly and helpful.

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CarolynK
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, our waitress and all of the staff we encountered were great. Drinks were delicious!

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MCMC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! I was catching up with a friend, so we stayed awhile, but all servers
were great, and did not rush us!

We had a small pizza and salad, and shared them. Perfect for 2!
The dining room is very comfortable too, and great atmosphere.
Love this place!

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love all of Dylan's restaurants. This experience was no exception. Try the Huevos Rancheros.

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VictorS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited for an early lunch with a reservation. This Restaurant looked nice and popular from the outside; several sidewalk tables were set up with guests enjoying their meals under sun umbrellas. We had been walking through Somerville and were a bit hot we sat at a small table of our choice not near other customers. It was not a busy time and staff was ready to serve us right away (very much appreciated!). Menus, ice waters and servers appeared within a few minutes, and we ordered two specialty tacos, tavern burger with lightly roasted veggies side, and drinks. The food was well-prepared, hot and served within 15 minutes and we enjoyed it all. Drink refills were offered and our waitperson was attentive and considerate. Prices were reasonable and the menu had a good variety of choices of apps, specialties, and drinks. We would eat there again, it is a quality casual place for lunch.

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cambridgeport90
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is pretty awesome. The pretzels? To die for. If you’re into vegetables, get the blackberry and avocado salad. It is delicious. And don’t forget the chili sweet salmon. Best panseared salmon I’ve ever had.

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CambridgeResident
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service and great food. Highly recommend.

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vipspicy101
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great!! lovely place and awesome food

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AjayP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great and the service was very friendly and prompt. Great selection of drinks. Right next to the Davis Square T.

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MaryK
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good service. Wish there were more salad options. The one was OK but over seasoned with too much corn and beans.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have I had a bad meal at Five Horses. Food, drinks, and service are always top notch. If you’re there for brunch, be sure to get the mimosa flight!

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StevenE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to meet and have good food and drinks

Large selection of draft beer and whiskey

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, not an everyday place since it’s a bit pricey but we enjoyed it

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, all waiters and waitresses worked together and couldn’t have been friendly. Super quick service. Sat down at 6 and had drinks and food and was fine right before 7. Food was fantastic for a small selection. Will definitely be coming back and make it a new local spot.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good spot for a business lunch. Got the salmon - it was delicious.

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Mira
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Drinks, ambiance, and service were amazing. Food, not so much. High prices for brunch (understandable for the area) but $17 for an inedible pizza was a lot.

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Wildbuck
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! This is my favorite restaurant to take picky eaters or friends with allergies because they have such a wide variety of food. All the food is well executed with quality ingredients. They also take their alcohol selection seriously and have seasoned bartenders. If you go for dinner, get the corn bread

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back post reopening. This place hasn’t missed a beat. A few new menu items. Old faves still there and just like we remembered.

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travellingmum
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening, sat inside but front of restaurant open so felt like sitting outside (in a good way). Very pleasant server, good menu.

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JohnC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

except for the noise level the experience was terrific - wonderful good, great service

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DennisD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great date night last night. As always, the beers are the star of the show at Five Horses. All glasswear clean, beers tasted fresh and delicious, with wonderful variety. Service was great - never waited too long for more water or to order another beer. Good was tasty, portions were generous. I had the Duck Burrito - tasted like a spicy chinatown treat. She had the Fried Chicken Salad - a fresh salad with two pieces of delicious fried chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The staff is always so friendly and accommodating, and the food and beers are delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and friendly service. Food arrived very quickly. Drink recommendations were on par. Food was excellent!

10/10 recommend will be back! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

First you told my party I did not have a reservation. The. You told me I could not order a cocktail from brunch menu. We follow that up with orders of corn bread literally taking over an hour, and a pizza over 40 minutes. The pinnacle of this disaster was telling us the check could not be split.

I don’t think I will be returning, or making any further recommendations for this restaurant.

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vipMeLikeLegal
New England
66 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Something about a $19 burger and a $17 chicken sandwich just is a too high price for lunch. maybe I am crazy but seem to me covid penalty fee as others have called it in these prices. AKA Let's make up for covid loss..

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dianeL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our brunch very much. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and efficient. Great time had by all!

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Meehhhhhhhh
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Lol I’ve been going here for a while and it’s probably this shitass rat race pandemic situation but honestly that cornbread was a complete joke literally 3/4in thick for 12 bucks, my fried chicken salad was drenched in dressing on a piddly pile of barely any lettuce etc. I’ve gone here a while 5-7 years and noticed the food sucks now so probably won’t bring my parents back again sorry hope this helps though it’s the blunt truth

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MaryR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be back at 5 Horses Tavern after more than a year. Glad they’re still doing my favorite: cornbread.
Friendly, helpful staff, good ventilation, good choice of beverages.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall incredible experience! Great food, great service, and great decor/ambiance. This was one of my first times dining indoors since the onset of the pandemic and I felt very comfortable the whole time.

Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The service was terrible. We had an 11:30 reservation for brunch and were given the check by 12:05 when we had a 90 minute reservation. While the staff was attentive, we barely sat down when we were asked for our order. I felt extremely rushed and basically shooed out well before our time was up. The food was excellent- but it felt more like a fast food chain, getting us in and out, instead of a restaurant.

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Megan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We went for brunch and my boyfriend and I got the juevos rancheros. The put a tomato sauce over the whole dish which unfortunately ruined it for both of us as it typically comes with a spicy mole or salsa. We were also outside and their patio is literally right on the road next to traffic which seemed pretty dangerous and offputting.

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JustinF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I tried this place for our first date night in a while, and it didn't disappoint. We were hoping to eat outside because it was a beautiful May night, but we got a nice table inside and the front wall was removed so it was covid-friendly with plenty of fresh air coming in and barriers between the tables. The food was excellent! We loved the cornbread appetizer, and the salmon stir fry and avocado and mahi mahi tacos were all delicious. Good beer selection, too, although they could use more of the favorites (Guinness, Sam Adams), at least in bottles. Our server was super nice and attentive. We plan to return with our 9-yo twins, as it's a family-friendly place with good food, a fun vibe, and not super expensive. I was also interested to learn that the nearby Elm Street Taproom is owned by the same person, so we also plan to try that soon.

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victoriam
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great Vibe & Great Service. Food is pretty standard. Fun drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a Mother’s Day brunch and requested outdoor seating. I got a call a few days ahead letting me know outdoor couldn’t be guaranteed, but that they would try to accommodate us. I appreciated them reaching out. In the end we got an outdoor table! The service was super friendly and fast. The food and drinks were phenomenal as ever. 20/10 recommend.

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