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The Wellhead Restaurant

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4th & Main Street, Artesia, NM
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Is also a brewery. Food ia excellent as is the variety of locally brewed...
Is also a brewery. Food ia excellent as is the variety of locally brewed beer.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Dinner

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  • 5
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Dining Atmosphere

Besides having nice choices on their menu, this place is also a micro-brewery with a great selection of locally brewed beer. They serve everything from steaks, to some of the best hamburgers in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Sincanicas
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New Mexico
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Besides having nice choices on their menu, this place is also a micro-brewery with a great selection of locally brewed beer. They serve everything from steaks, to some of the best hamburgers in town.

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Artesia, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

the food is ok, but not great. The atmosphere is good for a sports bar, not so much a restaurant. The wifi connection has been bad for months, and the menu says they make their own cream soda and root beer, but it hasn't been available since I moved here 6 months ago.

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Artesia, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Have eaten here a few times and have found that some menu items are GREAT while others are just pretty good. The key is knowing which is which. The fried catfish (especially with a side of grilled asparagus with pico de gallo) is GREAT as are their steak dinners. Mash potatoes are especially good. Green chile stew is very good.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The microbrew beer was good. The green chili stew was good. The sweet potato fries were cold and soggy probably had been sitting for quite some time. The buffalo chicken sandwich was a piece of grilled chicken that wasn't very good with a huge smearing of a sauce which wasn't really buffalo but some sort of paste made from water... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great place in the middle of Artesia for steak. Good lunches. We had a big bowl of green chile stew... we're New Mexicans, and that was some hot stuff!

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Came here for dinner one night because I heard the food was good. In actuality, it is little more than an expansive bar food menu. I got the turkey club, which was terrible. I was expecting a nice triple Decker sandwich with toasted bread and crisp bacon. Instead, I had two slices of Texas toast with warmed turkey, warmed wilted... More 

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Midland, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped at the Wellhead in Atresia for lunch while passing through the area. Food was good, service a little slower than I'm used to but not bad at all. Number of locals eating in here, that always says something. I would probably stop in again if I was not in a hurry.

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La Jolla, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Good food but more importantly, there were a lot of locals in there. The have micro brews on tap and the food was good. Service friendly. Family oriented. I saw a lot of babies with their parents. The place was nearly full for a Wednesday evening.

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Pasadena, MD
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The service was good as was the food. Artesia, NM is an oil town and the sulphur(?) odor was noticeable to us as we walked to the restaurant. Hardly noticeable inside the restaurant. They offer a nice variety of dinner options. The bar was decorated with iron pipes similar to what you see on the oil rigs. They also had... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stopped here on our way to Ruidoso with a party of 4 teens and 4 adults. The menu was varied and provided the basics for the teens and a taste of New Mexico for the adults. The service was good and quick which also pleased us on this day of travel. On the main drag only a few blocks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4th & Main Street, Artesia, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Artesia

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Is also a brewery. Food ia excellent as is the variety of locally brewed beer.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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