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Hours of Operation - The Dark Horse Social Club, Defiance, OH

The Dark Horse Social Club

4.9
4.9
55 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our Farm-to-Table Restaurant offers fresh food focused on local sourcing and home-made recipees. Our beef is raised in Holgate, OH and processed locally. The cheese on our boards is made from local, whole milk in Hicksville, OH. We use 100% California olive oil in our oil based dressings - it is not cut with canola/soy/vegetable oils. Our flatbreads come in at less than 30 carbs each. We are known for our cocktails, particularly our Old Fashioneds and our Seasonal Speicialty Drinks.
Our building was constructed in 1871, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019 and completely renovated to expose it's historic lines and features in 2021. We are within Defiance's DORA District and directly across from Triangle Park in Defiance's historic downtown. Step back in time, window shop the downtown and then come and dine. We offer carryout through a button on our website www.thedarkhorsesocialclub.net

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Wine Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–8:15 pm Bar Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–5:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (419) 782-9307
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    We do have a catering menu for small events under 35 people.
  • Private party facilities
    We are happy to host private events in our front dining room year round Monday - Wednesday. We also offer our bar and Cocktail Lawn for events Monday - Wednesday during warm weather months.
  • Neighborhood
    Defiance
  • Cross street
    We are on the Clinton Extension just north of Arabella St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Best Overall

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Best Food

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Best Service

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Best Ambiance

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Best Value

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Innovative

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Good for groups

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Healthy

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Hot spot

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Neighborhood gem

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Great for fine wines

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Romantic

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Lively

55 Reviews
  1. SuziM

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love everything I have ever eaten here! The atmosphere is very upscale and the food matches it exactly! Wish it were open for lunch!

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  2. SuziM

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant! The food is outstanding and the best in Defiance! Ambiance is quaint, cool, and eclectic. Rebecca our waitress is always friendly and helpful.
    The Dark Horse Social ClubResponded on April 5, 2024
    Thank you Suzi for the great review! We really appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  3. ElizabethM

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The DarkHorse was the perfect place a for lovely dinner with my parents. It was cozy and the music was fun. The St.Patrick theme drinks were very good and the meal was delicious. The desserts were fancy and satisfied our sweet tooth. If you want a relaxing evening out with great food and good service this is the place to go.

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  4. KyleR

    Toledo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    My wife and I wanted to try this place for a while. We had a reservation for 7:30pm on a Saturday. When we arrived we were sat right away and it was next to a table of at least 10 people who were quite noisy. The cocktails were probably the best part of the experience. When the food arrived my scallops were overcooked and the baked potato came with only a small slice of butter and there was no salt or pepper on the table. Overall it was okay but for the price, I'm probably not recommending it to my friends.

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  5. Fabio

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were amazing. Atmosphere even better. Going back for sure!!!

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  6. FunNightOut

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most delightful time with our friends in a pleasant atmosphere with delicious food. We will be going back soon.

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  7. LisaW

    Toledo

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even on a busy night, everything was excellent from the food, cocktails, and service. Trish and Mark have done a wonderful job with this venue!

    1 person found this helpful

  8. AbbyW

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique spot and delicious menu! My only complaint is that they're not open more days/hours :)

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  9. DebO

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meals were delicious. We had prime rib. The asparagus was also perfect! Our server did a wonderful job! It's a small, cozy, restaurant with great food!

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  10. ToniL

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to visit this establishment and so very happy we did. Everyone of the staff was so friendly and helpful. We were even given a lesson on Beer. So knowledgeable and taught us a few things we did not know. Even introduced us to beer we have never had. The place is small and quaint. With beautiful decor. I would suggest you make reservations. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff made you feel like you were visiting their home instead of a public dining establishment. The menue is small but we all found something to appease our appetite. The fish sandwich topped with coleslaw was delicious. The Flatbread was awesome. The shrimp and scallops were superb. No, I did not order all of that, but I got to taste everyone's meals at the table and everything was fresh,hot and delicious. The desserts that were offered were sinfully excellent. We all left with full bellies and not a big dent in our wallets either. I think we stumbled on a hidden Jem at the Dark Horse. I would definitely recommend this place and will be returning myself in the near future.

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FAQs

The Dark Horse Social Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (419) 782-9307.

The Dark Horse Social Club is rated 4.9 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Dark Horse Social Club

651 Clinton St, Defiance, OH 43512-2654

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We are on the Clinton Extension just north of Arabella St.
  • Neighborhood
    Defiance
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–8:15 pm Bar Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–5:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Wine Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (419) 782-9307
  • Catering
    We do have a catering menu for small events under 35 people.
  • Private party facilities
    We are happy to host private events in our front dining room year round Monday - Wednesday. We also offer our bar and Cocktail Lawn for events Monday - Wednesday during warm weather months.
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