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Black Horse Restaurant Tavern

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2170 N Reading Rd, Denver, PA 17517-9324
+1 717-336-6555
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16:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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 

Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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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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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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 

Reinholds, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We have dined at this local restaurant twice now. The food is good, the only item that we were disappointed with is not being informed that the non alcoholic beverages (Arnold Palmers) that we ordered were not free refills. We paid $12 for iced tea/lemonade drinks!! More than what we paid for one of our meals! If a free refill... More 

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

Thank you so much about your kind words in regards to the food here at the Black Horse, our new Chef takes much pride in his creations, and has been well received in the community. I am sorry that you were disappointed in the lack of communication with your server, and I would love to have the opportunity to speak... More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love the Black Horse! We wanted to try somewhere different and had heard we'd love it here. I'm so very glad we went! Dinner was superb! Great wine and the pumpkin creme brûlée was to die for! Cozy environment and great staff!!! Will return frequently!

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Thank Blady1972
Renee F, General Manager at Black Horse Restaurant Tavern, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your awesome review of our restaurant, and are so glad that you enjoyed everything from your service, the environment, entrees, and dessert! We are lucky to have such a talented Chef on staff, and next time you are in, try his Apple Crisp! It comes adorned with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and is to die... More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We've been huge fans of this place the last 3 years....even had my 50th birthday dinner there 2 years ago. Had the salmon a few months ago and it was probably the best piece of fish I've ever eaten! We've enjoyed every meal until last weekend. Saw the sign outside advertising a new chef and my immediate response was uh... More 

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

Thank you so much for reaching out in regards to your visit here at the Black Horse Restaurant & Tavern. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal, and would love to have an opportunity to speak to you in more detail about your experience. Please reach out to me via email at: pokrop@msn.com, please include... More 

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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I have been a solid fan of this restaurant since we moved to this area 4 years ago. Unfortunately, I think it is time to move on! This place has recently been advertising a new chef and a new menu., so we bit. The look of the menu has definitely changed for the better with a much more clear presentation... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my phone call in regards to your recent visit to the Black Horse Restaurant & Tavern. It was truly a pleasure getting to know you, and to explore together the good points of your visit, and the ones that were not. I have shared your review with our Executive... More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Just had a delicious meal at the Black Horse and found out that they are supporting Libre and Animal Rescue this Wednesday. They outdoor patio is pet friendly, they even brought out a bowl for water. The food was excellent! The asparagus fries are delicious. We love the burgers and salads. The crab cake is excellent also. Can't wait to... More 

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Thank Lo646
Renee F, General Manager at Black Horse Restaurant Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about your recent experience here at the Black Horse. We were absolutely thrilled to be able to hold a fundraiser for the Speranza Animal Rescue, the people who helped nurse Libre back to health! The benefit was a huge success, and we truly appreciate the generosity of our guests' that evening that... More 

Ephrata, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I am not one to write reviews, however I have watched the BlackHorse restaurant through all of its ups and downs over the past 20 years. The new addition, Chef Mike started the beginning of September 2016 is doing an amazing job. My husband and I had dinner there Labor Day evening. We started off with two appetizers the steamed... More 

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2 Thank Savanah43
Renee F, General Manager at Black Horse Restaurant Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review and taking your time to celebrate Chef Mike. He is absolutely phenomenal at his job, and we are so lucky to have him as part of our team. His new menu has been a huge success, and guests' are enjoying all of the items you have mentioned above, and more! The apple crisp is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Cuisine
American, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?