Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square

4.6
780 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 780 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at most of the popular places in Davis Square but this was definitely the best

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Lenny
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience5

This was a very cool bar...but a terrible restaurant.

The food was abysmal and the service was not great. We ordered a starter which took over half an hour to arrive - we actually had to remind the waiter we'd ordered it. It at least tasted good.

Everything else we ordered was just so bland and lackluster. I ordered the shroom pizza, which was white (even though it didn't say it on the menu, so I was disappointed about that). I'm a vegetarian, so I asked for it without sausages. Heavy, overly cheesy, and greasy, it was disappointing. Also, it had sausages on it.

I didn't try the food of the other members of our party, but one of my friends didn't even finish hers and the other two said their wraps were flavorless.

Disappointed, we thought we'd try the dessert. Reader, I can't remember the last time I didn't finish a chocolate cake. It's so easy to get right - even Chilli's can do it! - but this cake didn't taste of anything, much less chocolate. The pumpkin fritters were heavy, greasy, undercooked dough balls with 0 pumpkin flavor. Both were left on the plate after everyone had tried a bite.

The beer menu was varied and excellent. The ambiance was just what I wanted - festive, not too loud but still lively, fun. But the food sucked. Go for a drink, but not for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! They were able to seat 10 of us together, in a nice relatively private corner. The table was ready for our reservation time. Service was great, and food came out extremely fast! Everyone loved their meals. And the sangria pitcher was another favorite!
Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of us girlfriends see The Slutcracker at the Somerville Theater every year, and we always go out to dinner prior. This year we decided to try out Five Horses Tavern based on reviews and they did not disappoint! All 7 of us had great meals and drinks and service was rather quick for being so busy. We had not one complaint - we will be back!

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RebeccaS
New England
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch was delicious. The portions were huge and the food was so tasty.

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DianaD
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service is below standard. Check was dropped before we could order another drink and dessert.

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Ziggy
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Five Horses is a very reliable spot for brunch, drinks, dinner. I wish there were a couple more vegetarian options on the menu and maybe add some rugs or something - it's a little too noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite brunch place! The Rise and Shine pizza is my favorite…would love if Turkey sausage and/or bacon was added to the menu! That is my only suggestion for a non red meat option:) The mimosa flights are the best! Everyone is always so friendly here and it is just a fun and enjoyable ambience no matter what time of year. Thank you!

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vipalicelittle
New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and imaginative. Service is friendly, sincere, and efficient. Always a favorite. And better still knowing this location in Davis could not support success for many years until Five Horses moved in.

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JSPR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The Thanksgiving dinner was very good, the service was poor, needs improvement.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s 15th birthday

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MaddieR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My hubby and I and our best friend went here for brunch so delicious I had the Belgian waffle with Nutella and strawberry’s so good and my hubby had the southern comfort which had fried chicken and gravy with biscuits delicious as well and our bestie had fried chicken and waffles he said it was very delicious I highly recommend going to five horses for brunch

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JulieF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a excellent brunch to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Our server was attentive and super friendly. The vibe was just right for good food, good conversation, and a good time! Will put this spot on our to go list for sure!

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vipTheresa
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I empathize with how difficult it must be to own and operate a restaurant during a pandemic. I also am aware of the fact that Somerville currently has mask mandates in effect.

However it is a little strange to me to have to wear a mask to walk through the door, and then be practically sitting in the laps of the guests at the two tables on either side of us.

Food was okay, service and drinks were good, but next time I will pass on Five Horses to avoid having to try to eat while dodging the hands of the patron sitting at the table next to me.

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DeborahF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy restaurant but food was great. Salmon was fantastic. Corn bread app a plus. Shrimp taco and mahi tacos were substantial and flavorful.

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TanishaC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious meal in a nice, but relaxed atmosphere.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good although the menu was a bit small.

JG
JasminG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The salmon here was f** amazing really filled me and my partner up, the pretzel was pretty good to deff enough to share between two for an appetizer

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Saw a mouse

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vipMackenzie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A good spot for big groups and they have a great spin on classic American food. I like the ambiance and they are never too packed - you can usually get a table no problem.

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AshleyV
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we enjoyed the food, drinks, service and atmosphere. Will be back!

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vipSanCarlosDiner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great menu - we will be back for sure!

JT
vipJeffT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice dinner before a live performance in Davis Square.

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GianaL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Disappointed because the food was really good but the service was horrible. We went at 4:30pm so it was not busy at all. It took 45 minutes just to order an app. We had about 7 different waiters throughout our whole meal. Not once did any of them ask how our meal was. There was always a few waiters talking to each other in the corner near the bar. For the price I was not expecting such poor service.

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vipLatinaspice
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall experience was great. Brunch menu was very good and drinks as well. Would go back.

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vipAndrew5446
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good atmosphere, good drinks. Definitely a worthwhile stop in Davis.

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kateh
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food here is delicious. Great drink selection as well. Our server was fantastic.

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bostonlars
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We always have a great time at Five Horses Tavern. The service is good, the staff is friendly, and the food is delicious. Everyone can always find something that they want on their menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good - much better quality and menu selection vs. their south end location.
If you’re a soda or mixed drink drinker their bar soda is gross, beware!

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vipnothingbutnet
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yesterday was a return visit lunch. By 12PM, the patio was already full, but the sliding windows were fully open inside. We were seated at a nice table overlooking the bar with both games on their TV's. Our entrees were fabulous and will be back soon. Of course, PBR draft beer, too......

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StephanieGFM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such friendly waiters! Delicious food and an overall relaxing experience.

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EdwardM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Staff was excellent and attentive - especially for drinks! Food was OK but not fantastic. Noise level started out moderate and got loud as evening progressed. Very popular place! Kudos to staff.

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StevenL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great burgers, I love the Octoberfest beer selection sold in 0.5 and 1.0 liters.

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vipBrittS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I meet our son(at Tufts) on Sundays for brunch. The food & staff are always consistent. We love it there!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location and amazing food! The service was a little slow at times but it was worth it in the end. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very solid. Starting with the drink menu, great beer and beverage selection. The cornbread was worth the wait - made from scratch, freaking delicious!! We had the chicken tenders, fried chicken salad, Mac and cheese, and 3 tacos (, highlight was the pork belly of the tacos). Adequate space and very comfortable especially with the front windows open. We will be back!

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Mary
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette party. Bride-to-be was very happy with food and drinks. Atmosphere is very lively. The server, Mike, was phenomenal. He was very attentive to the table. Various servers, managers, and associates came by and congratulated the BTB. It was a very fun time had by all.

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SusanG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and the service was excellent!

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Nicholas
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great tavern for meeting with friends to grab brunch, lunch, dinner or a drink. Highly recommend!

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SallyH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST BURGER OMG. Had the Lime beer wings - ALSO excellent and what a fun idea. But honestly - the burger. It was amazing hot, took half home and it was JUST AS GOOD LEFTOVER COLD. That is the makings of a true amazing burger. Also cooked to a PERFECT medium rare. Loved it.

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Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square is rated 4.6 stars by 780 OpenTable diners.

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