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The Wellhead Restaurant

4th & Main Street, Artesia, NM
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Ranked #12 of 30 Restaurants in Artesia
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
Artesia, New Mexico
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
82 helpful votes 82 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Additional Information about The Wellhead Restaurant

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

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