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The Black Horse Tavern & Pub

) #1 of 8 Restaurants in Mendham ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
1 W Main St, Mendham, NJ 07945-1220
+1 973-543-7300
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“burger” (24 reviews)
“prime rib” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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1 W Main St, Mendham, NJ 07945-1220
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Mendham, NJ is a quaint, quiet village just 20 minutes west of Morristown, but 200 years back. The Black Horse Tavern & Pub was opened in 1742 as a stopping place for travelers and still continues to be so today, for travelers and locals. The...More

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub in an historic building dating back to the 1700's. We sat at the bar and had drinks and apps, clams and mussels. Great food and atmosphere, will definitely return.

Thank chetndeb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was fine. Menu and food were mediocre. We went for an early dinner and it was a little bit rushed. We were put in a table close to another table even thought there were more tables available.

Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to this place for the better part of 40 years and have found the food quality to have declined over the last 5-10 years. It's food is average in quality and unfavorably compares to similar restaurants just a few miles away like...More

Thank Judge_Smails-BR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had not been here in years and was nearby so stopped in for lunch. They have daily lunch specials but rather than a sandwich I got the grouper w rice & spinach. It was absolutely delicious and tender. The spinach was very tasty. Not a...More

Thank jansjourneys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a trip specifically to visit the historic buildings which house the restaurant, because my ancestor was the original owner. We dined one night in the pub and the next night in the tavern. We were very impressed with how attentive the waiters were....More

Thank Tosca1946
M_Papier40, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you were able to appreciate the history of the building and that our hard-working staff took great care of you. We are so happy to be a part of your family history. Please come visit us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a quiet and pleasant dinner on a Friday night. The selection of wine by the glass was decent and the food was very good. Don't miss the coconut shrimp appetizer, steamed clams and crab potato puffs - they were all delicious. The panzanella...More

Thank buffylane
M_Papier40, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our spread of sea food appetizers, they are some of our favorites as well!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can ether eat in The Pub, a good choice for casual, pub food, with nice atmosphere, or in the Black Horse Restaurant. Pub menu more interesting. Nothing outstanding about restaurant menu.

Thank Jeanala
M_Papier40, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We hope that you come again to enjoy the casual atmosphere and classic pub food that we offer.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I used to live in New Jersey, and had the occasion to frequent this place. The place has changed hands several times, but it hasn't lost its ability to make and serve good food. We had the pub burger and Rueben sandwich, both were good...More

Thank micyer
M_Papier40, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are so glad that you find us to be consistent. The pub burger and Rueben sandwich are both great dishes, we are so happy that you enjoyed them!

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A real winner! The buffet has everything anyone could ever want.....meat,fish,veggies,salads and lots of desserts. The price was reasonable and we enjoyed it a lot. You will not be disappointed.More

Thank Deemer5
M_Papier40, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your five star review of the Black Horse Tavern and Pub! We love to hear that you enjoyed our buffet so much during your last visit with us. We hope you come back to try some of the dishes on our lunch...More

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Robert L
18 June 2017|
Response from Deemer5 | Reviewed this property |
Everything you can imagine. There are all different types of salads, fruits, egg station, meats, fish, shrimp....made all different ways, lots of everything....including different desserts. Not sure if it is the same for... More
27 September 2016|
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Response from TonyK300 | Reviewed this property |
Casual. casual. Their fine dining area across the entrance way might be different so if dining there you should call and ask
20 January 2016|
Response from SandCrawler | Reviewed this property |
On the weekends there is a brunch buffet or you can sit in a booth and get a regular menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 W Main St, Mendham, NJ 07945-1220
    (Mountain Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Mendham
  • Phone Number: +1 973-543-7300
  • E-mail
Indulge in the area's finest cuisine in a unique and lovely setting. An elegant display and collection of antiques, country English design furniture mixed with the rustic beauty of early Americans create an atmosphere of warmth and beauty that befits the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Our eclectic menu is sure to please the most discriminating of tastes and is perfectly complimented by our extensive wine list. Also available are our newly redecorated banquet facilities for parties of 10 to 80 guests.
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