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worcester, ma 01608 on Google Maps

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restaurant hours

we are temporarily closed for regular operations as a response to COVID-19. 

We're testing out some new dishes + new hours this weekend.
Join us Thursday, Friday + Saturday for our summer take-away pop-up though the window! In our true deadhorse hill style, the menus change every weekend. We invite you to call ahead for pick up, or walk-up grab a cocktail + tailgate for a bit. You can't miss us on the sidewalk at 281 Main Street in downtown Worcester.

take-away window: 

Thursday + Friday  4-8 pm

Saturday  12-6pm

To stay cool, we'll have fresh cocktails from Sean- we hear there's a wild Maine blueberry whiskey smash coming your way, plus a natural wine list from Julia (heavy on the summer whites + rosé) either for take-out or in our standing patio area- or both! We encourage you to tailgate + bring your own seat. We're loving that Massachusetts has opened up cocktails + wine togo, let us help you stock up for the week ahead.

*Walk up service, wear your mask, and be kind to your neighbors by minding your space.


deadhorse hill is a seasonal american restaurant located on main street in downtown Worcester. A restaurant inspired by the New England landscape. We rely on the hard working farmers throughout the northeast and the fishermen along the coast to provide the best possible food at the table. 

Our warm hospitality and comforting service led by Julia Auger compliment the rustic elegance of our chef Jared Forman. Together, our kitchen and service teams provide a unique experience driven by passion. 

To mirror our dedication to the hands that bring our ingredients into the kitchen, a craft cocktail program designed to accompany the season using local ingredients and small batch spirits is lead by bar director Derek Grimm. At the table Julia provides a selection of naturally made wines of smaller grower producers from around the world, capturing the landscape of a farm and the history of a place.

In the evening the dining room offers an à la carte and chefs tasting menu that speaks of the season, varying based on the availability of ingredients.

We are located in what used to be the first floor of the 'Bay State House' hotel which served as the headquarters for the Worcester Automobile Club, who held the Dead Horse Hill Climb from 1905-1911. The hotel itself was a prominent location for social, political, and business meetings, likely in part due to their world class restaurant.

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    sean woods


    Sean Woods’ career path certainly wasn’t traditional or expected. It’s not often that one goes from guitarist for a major label rock band to beverage director and co-owner of a restaurant. Born in Queens and raised in Florida, Sean was always fascinated by music, but despite cou...

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    jared forman


    Born and raised in Brooklyn as a diehard Mets fan, Jared’s earliest memories of food was the diversity the city had to offer. From Sunday red sauce Italian dinners at home with the family, to Chinese, Thai, and Indian in Queens, to french and upscale restaurants in Manhattan, he couldn&rsqu...

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    bert laValley


    Born and raised in Western, MA, Albert LaValley attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. Beginning as an electrician in the construction industry while in school, he secured a position with a large mechanical engineering firm follow...

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