Horseshoe Grille

4.6
183 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue

Horseshoe Grill in North Reading has been family-owned since the 1920s when it was originally a supper club for members only. That changed in 1957 and, since then, patrons have come from all over to sample the famous ribs that have made Horseshoe Grill an institution.

The relaxing atmosphere inside makes it the perfect place to get to work on a rack of ribs, lobster Rangoon, Thai chili calamari or nachos. There is lighter fare at Horseshoe Grill too like the Asian chicken lettuce wraps, cheese quesadilla, ahi tuna and summer fruit salad. There are gluten-free options on the menu too.

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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SherriB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Great service and food! Go here weekly for years and never have been disappointed

JF
JeromeF
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend Horseshoe to everyone, the menu is diverse, the food delicious, and the
staff friendly! Go now and enjoy!

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ElaineF
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group sat in the covered outdoor area, and enjoyed ambiance to go along with good apps, food and drinks. Our server was great - friendly and attentive. Always enjoy it there.

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DonnaM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was awful. One hour from time we arrived until food was delivered. People next to us warned us waitress was never around, their order was wrong and it was slow. Should have listened and left. Ordered sandwiches to make it quick but didn’t happen. She was never to be found and others server was nice to help us just to get water! Not even an acknowledgement or apology for the wait or service. Just complained to us they didn’t expect such a crowd on a Monday. She literally had a table of 2, 3, and 2 tables of 4. Like the food but a bad server just ruins the experience. Hopefully better experience if we decide to try it again.

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AndoverResident
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friends were up from Virginia, so expectations were high. Jeff our server exceeded them in every way - personality, knowledge, right-level service, and personal recommendations. Very nice evening.

DG
vipDonnaG
New England
26 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat outside on the patio. Food was delicious. We did not feel rushed at all.

MB
MagdelB
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table inside the restaurant. The atmosphere was really nice and calm, but still lively. Our food was great and the service was also amazing! We felt special, and very welcome. Will definitely return!

JM
vipJMC1
New England
139 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always been pleased with the Horseshoe Grill. I have gone there for many years, with the exception of not going during the Covid pandemic. I was pleased that upon returning I found the same great experience that I remember was still in existence. Laura was our server and she was superb!

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patriceo
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

They should have more wait staff and less at the host station. Horrible service. Sat down for 15 minutes without acknowledging us. And then had an attitude. Not great. Food wasn’t bad but it was over an hour before we had food. Rough

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TomG
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My chicken quesadilla was made with barbecue chicken which was not on the menu. And $14 for a quesadilla is a bit over the top. I have always loved this place because the food in general is very good but it is definitely overpriced. They would do better by lowering their prices and filling the restaurant

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Ruthie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One couldn't ask for a better server - outstanding. Drinks and food quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Nice evening outside. Waitress was nice enough and good service. Food was good

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vipXygris
New England
29 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nacho's are to die for we go from time to time and just make a meal of it. Panko Chicken is a favorite with the kids. BBQ is great, love the smokey flavor in the meatloaf, Chili and pulled pork are excellent. Just wish they made blackened salmon. Oh and lets not forget the fireplace in the middle of the restaurant, very cozy.

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CamiloM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and service! Food was exceptional! Definitely going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff were friendly, the atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. I’m excited to go back and try more food from their menu.

JC
JayC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous lunch with friends at the Horseshoe Grille. Brian (I think) our server was great. Everyone enjoyed their meals and I especially would recommend that you save room for the bread pudding bites. So yummy!!

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ALfromBOSTON
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was outstanding and all six of us were very impressed at how perfect our dining experience was.

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DeirdreF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the Horseshoe is amazing. It is our go to place. The food and service are impeccable.

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AerialPrince632
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a fantastic Mother’s Day Lunch!!!

From start to finish Horseshoe Grille met and went beyond my expectations.

The staff was super helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable.
The decor was fresh and clean.

The waitress was spot on. She was very accommodating, knew the menu to a T, and very nice to our son’s.

Highly recommend Horseshoe Grille!!

JH
JanelleH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I've always had a great experience here. The hosts and servers are friendly and professional and the food is always amazing.

JO
JillO
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for outside but didn’t have a table for me. We went elsewhere. What’s the point of making reservation?

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vipsusanf
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything looks so good on the menu we decided to stick to appetizers. Very creative and high quality.

JM
vipJimM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great value and in a convenient location. Sat in the outdoor area that had covering.

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Kathy
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined on Sunday night, April 25th with two (2) friends and our meal and service was outstanding. Our waitress was exceptionally nice and so so personable. I dont know her name, but the waitress with the dark hair on Sunday was just awesome. Music playing was perfect and meal was so delish!

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BarryD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Got to the restaurant about 10 minutes early, but was seated right away. The problems started after that. Never offered any bread, which other tables had. Once order was taken, did not see waitress until about 10 minutes after receiving food. A manager, I assume it was delivered the order. Could have used ketchup & other condiments, which were never offered. Took what was left home. Not really worth the price that was charged. As for the order, it was not what was expected. Both had turkey tips. I've had much better, with lower price. Not expecting to go back.

DG
DanG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in a comfortable indoor/outdoor area. Great selection of cocktails and reasonable wine list. We had chicken wings and calamari for apps and NY Strip and Sirloin tips for dinner. Everything was nicely prepared. Enthusiastic and friendly service.

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Barb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently good. The tent was excellent for people hesitant to dine indoors.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there almost every other Saturday with our two kids and it’s always a great experience!!

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DMCRAC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have been to Horseshoe many times. Food is always excellent, interesting menu items. Prices are reasonable and portions are more than adequate.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good quality food, but definitely for more special occasions due to the cost.

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Tango
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I got together for the first time in a year at the horseshoe grill. We were pleasantly surprised with all the gluten-free options the food and drinks were delicious and service was outstanding

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WayneW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We went there specifically for the BBQ ribs. I was disappointed. They were overcooked in my opinion. They did not have much flavor. It was over $30 for a full rack. I thought this was overpriced. After eating them, I am sure of it. My girlfriend had the baked chicken. It too looked overcooked/dry. While the service was good and the ambiance was OK, I will probably not return. The BBQ was not worth the price.

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

My daughters birthday. Great service friendly and consistent food

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Julia
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m not sure who our serve was- we sat in the middle of the big dining room and she had dark hair and glasses and she was awesome!!! Thank you!!

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Mich
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an enjoyable and relaxing Easter brunch at this restaurant! The wait staff was so friendly and attentive and the food was delicious! The bartender was superb and our mimosas were so yummy. So glad I chose this restaurant for Easter and we will be back for another meal very soon!

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vipKZfoodie
New England
31 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our lunch salads and cornbread. Nice service and fire added to the experience.

DH
DianeH
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Horseshoe is our go to place for a great meal, with little fuss and a very friendly atmosphere. The wait staff is outstanding and Dave personally greets all his guests. We highly recommend the "shoe"!!

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RunnerMama
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner with lower capacity in their dining room. Felt very comfortable with plexi between booths. Waitress wore her mask well the entire time. Our meals were as expected. Service was a bit slow but we weren’t in a rush.

LB
vipLillieB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, atmosphere us always the best. We feel safe at this restaurant which is important. We always get a good meal and amazing service

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Horseshoe Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 664-3591.

Horseshoe Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 183 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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