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Black Horse Restaurant Tavern

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2170 N Reading Rd, Denver, PA 17517-9324
+1 717-336-6555
16:30 - 21:00
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Adamstown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

food was so/so but great servers/bar tenders,we went there about 4/6 times a month,then without any notice they closed,don't think they were breaking even.

Thank h0agies
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I loved the Black Horse. The food was exceptional but they closed their doors permanently on December 31, 2016. It's a real shame. The food, service, everything was excellent.

Thank 4PATravellers
Denver, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Was a great local restaurant. Unfortunately, they closed after New Year's with no apparent reason. Too bad, as the food and service were very good.

Thank J M
Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our hostess at the Brownstone Colonial recommended this Inn and they were right. It is an excellent place. And they have a vegan menu which is great since my wife is vegan and it difficult to find restaurants that have both regular and vegan food. Price was right, atmosphere was great. Definitely will go back there again

Thank gvsnj
1 review
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Black Horse to celebrate our anniversary and they did not disappoint! They have a few great vegan options; the spinach linguine was delicious! Trust me when I tell you it is hard to find vegan food in Lancaster County that is tasty, so I really appreciated the chef's effort to include vegan choices on the menu! The... More 

Thank Uluru03 O
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten at the Black Horse 5 times over the last 6 months. Every meal has been wonderfully flavorful! The wait staff knows the food and beverages extremely well and they take pride in their restaurant. Their filet, fish specials(I had pan seared branzino tonight), Black Horse mac and cheese, Caesar and Cobb salads, and French... More 

Thank Jason K
Renee F, General Manager at Black Horse Restaurant Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so very much Jason for taking the time to send such a detailed review of our establishment. We do take pride in all that we do, and it is so nice to see that it truly is appreciated! Our Chef does a different fresh fish special every week, but I suspect that the Branzino will be back, it... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect but atmosphere and food and service was really good. Several very good gluten free choices plus they made gf pasta and mac and cheese for us. Sirloin and salmon were cooked perfectly

Thank Dave E
Renee F, General Manager at Black Horse Restaurant Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your schedule to rate us on Trip Advisor! Chef Foster started with us back in August of this year, and he has done an absolutely outstanding job providing our guests with the best food experience possible! His Restricted Diet/Vegetarian Menu is actually a separate menu from our Regular Menu, and... More 

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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We've been several times now and the specials have always been outstanding. The service is very friendly. The last visit was for Veterans day 11/11 - when they found out my husband is serving, they brought a special thank you card to our table and gave us a complimentary appetizer. This is a little bit of a drive for us,... More 

Thank AimeeGee
Renee F, General Manager at Black Horse Restaurant Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous comments! We run specials everyday of the week, the Chef is honestly a mastermind at coming up with something new every day. We pride ourselves on friendly, attentive service, and I am so happy that you experienced this yet again with your most recent visit on Veteran's Day. Veteran's have a very special... More 

Denver, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I went to have dinner with a friend. The staff were very nice, happen to know the hostess, pleasant surprise! The menu choices were not too many, but a nice variety. I had a juicy burger that was almost too big to finish! Great waitress, good food, nice bar with a variety of beers on tap, an all-around great experience!

Thank RRedcay
Renee F, General Manager at Black Horse Restaurant Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a positive review! We take our customer service very seriously, and as the General Manager I am pleased to hear that you were well taken care of. Our Chef is extremely talented, and is doing a great job! He will be changing the menu up seasonally, so stay tuned for that in January. He... More 

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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Several weeks ago, I visited this restaurant and had what I would consider a below par meal and said I would not be returning. At the insistence of the general manager Renee, and after the vegetarian menu was completed, my wife and I decided to give it another try along with some friends. Black Horse has redeemed itself above and... More 

Thank Michael O
Renee F, General Manager at Black Horse Restaurant Tavern, responded to this review

Good evening Michael. Thank you so much for taking the time to go back on line and let me know how your experience was. I am pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations, and I sincerely thank you for coming back and giving us a shot to redeem ourselves. Chef was thrilled to know that you enjoyed his offerings,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
American, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2170 N Reading Rd, Denver, PA 17517-9324
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 717-336-6555
The Black Horse Restaurant & Tavern is the neighborhood place where fine food meets casual comfort. The chef is passionate about providing you with a casual, seasonal celebration of American cuisine. Enjoy his latest creations using fresh, local produce. His impressive culinary background paired with his sensitivity to what his customers crave assures your satisfaction. We invite you to stay after your dining experience for an after dinner drink and dessert that is sure to please your palate.Happy hour food and drink specials are offered daily from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM in the Tavern and also on the outdoor dining terrace (weather permitting).

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