Monday, September 28, 2020

Norm's White Horse in Methuen Has Closed

A decades-old restaurant and bar north of Boston that was known in part for a regional chicken dish has shut down.

According to a source, Norm's White Horse in Methuen is no longer in business, with a Facebook comment from owner Diane Frechette confirming that the Lowell Street dining spot has indeed closed. The restaurant, which overlooked the Merrimack River, featured classic American and regional fare including the "chicken barb," which is basically a pulled chicken sandwich (with the chicken being cooked in a pressure cooker) with shredded lettuce and mayo.

Norm's White Horse dates back to 1965, according to an old post from Merrimack Valley Magazine, though its roots come from Marggraf’s White Horse, which was located in the same space and apparently debuted sometime in the late 1930s or early 1940s.

The address for the now-closed Norm's White Horse was 510 Lowell Street, Methuen, MA, 01844.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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