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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, Lunch
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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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food in heart of Artesia

Historic building - really good food - friendly service. What's not to love? Really good chicken sandwich and burger. After dinner take a stroll down the street to see the delightful manmade water feature & stunning murals tucked away between two buildings. Artesia knows how to make a forgotten... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place for business or pleasure in the heart of Artesia's oil district. On two separate occasions, I have enjoyed their burgers, and whenever I am in this part of the country, I always arrange my schedule to stop here.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Historic building - really good food - friendly service. What's not to love? Really good chicken sandwich and burger. After dinner take a stroll down the street to see the delightful manmade water feature & stunning murals tucked away between two buildings. Artesia knows how to make a forgotten area into something lovely.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Well the reviews are kind of on target. Staff was nice and helpful. The place was clean and not too loud which was nice as this was for business. But the kitchen really blew it for 4/8 people. Served some with frozen veggies with hot fish, the burgers were okay, but the rest was just okay.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Burgers were ok but not as good as expected given they were handmade. Sweet potato fries were outstanding. Service was acceptable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

My brother and I went one evening to get a burger. The waitress asked us how we wanted the burger cooked we both said medium burgers come out both well done and burnt. We asked our waitress to please rectify the problem. She returned literally 2 minutes later same issue this went on 3 times. Manager gets involved and tells... More 

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My son and I ate there on a Friday just before seeing a show at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center on the same block. We were seated at 6:10, and paid the bill by 6:55. I sampled some of the microbrews (3/$3.50) and my son and I split the bacon cheddar burger ($12) and club sandwich ($10). We ordered an... More 

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New Mexico
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7 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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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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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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