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The Wellhead Restaurant

4th & Main Street, Artesia, NM
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Ranked #10 of 30 Restaurants in Artesia
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Is also a brewery. Food ia excellent as is the variety of locally brewed beer.
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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Nice place to go to lunch with co-workers. I enjoyed my burger. Sweet and unsweet tea can get confusing for servers.

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Montezuma, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We didn't expect to find much because we went through a lot of desolate land to get there and were pleased to have food and beer that were well above average. The food is pub style, but the quality was quite good (far better than British pub food) and the beer very good. Service was attentive and pleasant, as well,... More

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Artesia, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Not really much of a restaurant...mainly tavern/bar food. Service was slow and not very attentive to customers. Food was ok but not worthy of the price charged.... expected more as it is suppose to be a top restaurant in Artesia. Tea was cloudy and I didn't drink much of it...waiter said that is how the tea is made due to... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Stopped here on our way home from vacation. Green chili stew was pretty good, great service, but it's basically "bar food" nothing amazing

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Nice, unique building. Good, spicy meatloaf. We also tried the queso which was very spicy. I enjoyed the spicyness but it may be too much for some. I would go again for lunch for sure and would like to visit to try some micro brews too.

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