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1637 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4608
207-646-3355
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 351
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A MUST stop if you are in the area!!

We arrived early for our reservation so we decided to sit at the bar and have dinner. What a great choice. We got the chance to meet Chis, the director of all things alcohol. First, the blood orange martini was just right, not too tart not too sweet baby bear. We could not decide on a bottle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Mark C
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Westfield, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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402 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Westfield, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We arrived early for our reservation so we decided to sit at the bar and have dinner. What a great choice. We got the chance to meet Chis, the director of all things alcohol. First, the blood orange martini was just right, not too tart not too sweet baby bear. We could not decide on a bottle of wine to... More 

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A client invited me to join her for dinner at Joshua's. She told me the food was amazing, but the speciality cocktails were second to none. Yes, the fresh squeezed blood orange cosmos lived up to her promises. I do not normally drink anything but wine, but how could I resist. The salmon was perfectly cooked and was accompanied by... More 

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We celebrated our 1 year anniversary at Joshua's this past Saturday. What a fantastic restaurant, but it felt more like a home then a restaurant. Our server Andrea was fantastic, the food was superb and the owners made us feel right at home. This place is a MUST to visit when in the area. Make sure you call ahead for... More 

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Wells, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food is outstanding, presentation is excellent, service is attentive. They grow much of what they serve. Good wine list, fair prices. Make reservations early--especially during tourist season. Can get noisy, but there are several separate rooms..

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Wells, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Dining at Joshua's is a treat year round. Although I strongly recommend reservations as it is a very popular spot. They have a small bar with a few tables that don't require reservations. Every meal I have had there was absolutely wonderful. During the summer they have a huge garden out back that provides fresh ingredients included in most dishes.... More 

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St. Thomas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Called ahead same day for reservation. Joshua's dad said they were booked but the bar seats were not reserved. We arrived soon after they opened at 5 and they'd just had a cancellation. Seated at a table next to window which was great as enjoying all the light we can get after this long winter. Waitress was very helpful and... More 

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Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Dined here in the middle of winter, and it was a full house! The food is great, the ambiance is great, the wait staff is great. I tried the homemade sorbet with honey and clove...a side of dark chocolate and homemade whipped cream...... absolutely worth going back for! The sole and the duck aren't too bad, either! You should make... More 

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Wells, Maine
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It was Christmas Eve and we hadn't made dinner plans. With no reservations we took our chances. We arrived around 7:30 pm and were greeted by Joshua's parents. The only table available was in the bar. The bar on Christmas Eve? It was the best place to be!!! The room was intimate with pretty twinkling lights. It had a cozy,... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Deciding to travel to Maine after the 'season', we elected to spend a week in Southern Maine after Labor Day this past year. Lobsters are wonderful, but after several 2 1/2-3 pounders over several days we decided to find a more "rustic elegance". And boy, did we indeed. Joshua's is an older house set back from a country road, colonial... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have been to Joshua's several times and it is consistently delicious. I wasn't sure what to expect the first time I went but this charming home is cozy and romantic. Joshua's has a garden where they grow their own vegetables and fruit. The food is ALWAYS fresh. It is rare for a restaurant these days to offer such fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1637 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4608
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: 207-646-3355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?