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Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square

4.7
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663 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 663 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarnieF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Rachel
San Francisco
1 review
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
5 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!

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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
3 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.

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

Great place

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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vipSarahK
New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious, creative food in a lovely environment. Loud and fun!

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JanHap
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Basic pub food. Excellent beer selection. Conversation level is loud due to acoustics. Not an intimate setting, but good for a quick-ish meal before a show at the Somerville Theatre.

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Matt
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cool place, great for drinks, pub fare and general hanging out. Friendly service and great location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are great, always go there when friends or family are in town. Very accommodating too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it so much here!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a laid back dining experience.

KL
vipKathyL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We got there early on Saturday for brunch. Waiter was friendly but the kitchen lost our order and it took awhile to get our food. Manager offered a round of drinks or dessert. Food was delicious! Definitely will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this place. We came for Valentine’s Day and loved every part of dinning here. Also we loved the waiter as well. She was amazing. Sadly I don’t remember her name but she had cute cherry earrings and short hair. Thank you ! We will for sure come back. We also let our friends know about this great place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Mimosa flighrs are the best.

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NicoleC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Definitely a normal spot to go to. Nothing out of the ordinary or super impressive but good. Had the street corn pizza which was a highlight and out waitress was very helpful with helping us make drink selections from their extensive menu.

JM
vipJuliaM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fave go to to take our Tufts son and his friends out for dinner.

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Megan
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice options and very tasty fish tacos. Drinks were nice and fancy. A little loud but what restaurant isn’t

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vipMarkT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed by the beer menu here. Love the food too. They have comfort food, but also a couple healthy options. But the beer list is incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was great in concept, but somewhat poorly executed eggs. The eggs tasted (and looked) like they were done in the microwave - reminiscent of the kind of eggs you get at McDonald's. I was hoping for a nice runny fried egg with some griddle goodie bits stuck to it, but it was very sterile looking and cooked to the max - no runny yolk and no flavor. It also came out room temperature and soggy at first, but they definitely deserve credit for redoing it for me (I hate asking, but I was super excited for the breakfast club - a fried chicken sandwich with a fried egg between two cheddar chive waffles. The waffles and the chicken were a bit soggy and the egg room temp, but they redid it for me and it was better for sure).

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Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square is rated 4.7 stars by 663 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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