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Dave's Dark Horse Tavern

American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
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410 A. Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Starkville, MS 39759, Starkville, MS
+1 662-324-3316
15:30 - 00:00
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Sun 14:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 15:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 14:00 - 01:00
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Tupelo MS
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Went with my son in-law and daughter. It's in the parking lot of a rundown motel. It's really dark inside, I had the classic Gyro and it really wasn't that good. They both had personal pizzas which they both enjoyed.

Thank Buck220
Meridian, Mississippi
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I went there for the bar in college and never ate until after I graduated. I wish I would not have neglected the place. The food is incredible and full of flavor. I highly recommend the pizza and the gyros. It is definitely still a bar atmosphere but do not underestimate it.

Thank msudawg12
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

After a football game, wanted to try a local place. Surprisingly, we were not pointed here by several locals when we asked for suggestions. They encouraged us to "just keep on driving to Tupelo." I encourage anyone who likes New York style pizza to stop and take advantage of the menu. The Manhattan Project was excellent.

Thank Jennifer L
Starkville, Mississippi
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I joined our friends from Jackson there for pizza and beer. We didn't know Dak was playing that night. The Cowboys were playing and Romo was injured. The place went wild as Dak completed passes and the bartenders were ringing cowbells when Dak scored. Great time. We enjoyed a pitcher of Suzy B beer and hummus plate... More 

Thank boogiedaddy
Starkville, Mississippi
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159 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Every college town worth its salt has a dark and crusty hangout on the fringe where good food and cold beers are at the center of good times. Dave's is that place for Mississippi State and Starkville. New York-style (e.g. The Titan), Chicago-style (e.g. The Chronic), and vegetarian pizzas, as well as tasty burgers, wings and gyros are menu favorites.... More 

Thank Jeffrey D
Madison, Mississippi
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293 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The gyros are the best I have ever had. We all loved them. One got chicken other 2 got traditional. 2 of us got pizza. This is the best pizza around. 2 had calzones which are huge. One in our party had a burger. Everything we had was excellent. It takes a little while because everything is cooked fresh to... More 

Thank AllOver1
Atlanta, Georgia
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Wow! The pizza was amazing. We ordered a pan and a thin crust pizza to go. Very fresh ingredients and done to perfection! Portions were generous... So we had lunch the next day!

Thank E S
vicki j
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I did enjoy the cold beer and the band . The pizza was just too greasy ! I haven't tried anything else .

Thank vicki j
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

While I always try to escape before the questionable bar crowd rushes in, I'm always down for a great meal from Dave's at lunch or dinner time. My favorite is easily the gyro, but the lamb pizza or the homemade French fries basket with epicly amazing honey mustard are close seconds. Don't let the plain facade put you off. Stop... More 

Thank Nick M
Starkville, Mississippi, United States
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2016

They have great food selection, burgers and their specialty pizzas are always delicious. Come here for birthdays, you won't regret it.

Thank Pratik P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
15:30 - 00:00
15:30 - 00:00
15:30 - 00:00
15:30 - 00:00
14:00 - 01:00
14:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 A. Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Starkville, MS 39759, Starkville, MS
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Starkville
  • Phone Number: +1 662-324-3316

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?