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Cocktail Lawn and patio behind the building. - The Dark Horse Social Club, Defiance, OH

The Dark Horse Social Club

4.9
4.9
9 Reviews
$30 and under
American
You will feel like you're on vacation on our outdoor Cocktail Lawn. We move inside for rain. We use quality, fresh ingredients in our flatbreads, charcuterie boards and salads. We specialize in wine including domestic, Italian, French and German varieties and feature Two Bandits Beer on tap. We offer many choices in non-alcoholic drinks and an "Iced Tea Experience". Our bartenders are fully versed on mixed 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. Check our Facebook for our many live music nights.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Thu–Sat 10:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 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 9 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. TW

    TrinityW

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A quiet, adorable dinner. Great for a simple night out - will be returning!
  2. 0

    062307

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been several times and have never had a bad meal or poor service. The atmosphere, service, and food are all exceptional!
  3. SM

    SuziM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this new place to eat in Defiance! Food was excellent and the atmosphere is so relaxing and peaceful! So happy to have this here in Defiance!

    The Dark Horse Social ClubResponded on January 12, 2023We are so happy to have you! We're glad you get our vibe!

  4. DH

    DurwoodH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have visited The Dark Horse a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is always delicious, and the staff is always friendly and attentive. A great selection of beverages to choose from just incase you want to try something new.

    The Dark Horse Social ClubResponded on January 12, 2023We're so happy to have you as a regular! The "club" is a great place to visit regularly!

  5. SB

    ShirleyB

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first time was all we expected amd we'll be back many times in the future. Defiance needed a charming venue like this! With the historical significance of the building displayed in photographs on the wall, the live musical talent, and the unique menu options, bring friends and enjoy the time together!
  6. JH

    JaneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
  7. SM

    StephanieM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Defiance, Ohio!
  8. DP

    DorthyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We love the Dark Horse, especially being outdoors in the summer! The winter indoor experiences are being smoothed out so we look forward to enjoying indoor experiences there more and more as time goes on.
  9. K

    Kyle

    Columbus

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, laid-back, easy-going place to eat. The flatbread pizzas are very good. The drink selection was almost overwhelming. There was live music the night we went. Just a great place to relax and eat great food.

    The Dark Horse Social ClubResponded on September 13, 2022Thanks Kyle! That's everything we're trying to offer! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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 9 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 2 times today
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

    Brunch Thu–Sat 10:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Bar Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–5:30 pm

  • 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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