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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 344
    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
Most recent review
Joshua's was the best Christmas present!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Lisa G
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Wells, Maine
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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395 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wells, Maine
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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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Northboro, MA
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Lets face it, on a cold winter's night there is nothing better than a farmhouse with a roaring fire and a good chef in the kitchen. There's that and more at Joshua's. From the minute we entered until we left there was warm and efficient service. Our seating area was relaxed and pleasant and the noise level low, and the... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We eat at this restaurant at least twice a year. It's not close enough to our home to eat there more often but we would if we could. The food is well prepared and the specials vary with the seasons. The goose liver pate' is excellent as a starter. The salads are fresh and tasty. They bake their own bread... More 

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Mays Chapel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have visited the Wels/Ogunquit Towns of Southern Maine for the last twelve years and have enjoyed the food at Joshua's many times. We arrived for our 6:15 pm reservation on time last September 2014 and were seated timely. However, something seemed differnt from our last experiences. We waited over fifteen minutes before our server noticed we were there. We... More 

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Shapleigh, Maine
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Had not been to Joshua's for several years, not since the snooty hostess informed us that it was NOT a place for children and we had our seven year old grandson with us. However, the night we chose to dine with friends, it was the only choice around. Seating a bit crowded, which others find charming. Our server, Tom, was... More 

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Wells, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Anyone who's read any of my reviews on TripAdvisor knows I shoot straight from the hip. We all work way too hard to have to pay for mediocre service or mediocre food. What you get at Joshua's is ANYTHING but mediocre. It's truly a hidden gem in little 'ole Wells, Maine. The food is absolutely top-notch, the service is first... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

From the beginning, we had a drink in the cozy bar area. The Cosmopolitian was one of the best I have had. Then, we ventured into the dining area. I ordered the lamb. so tender and yummy. Yes, it was romantic! Yes, it was delicious and yes I would return in a heart beat. Worth the drive from anywhere. Its... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

On many occasions I have gone to Joshua's in Wells Maine. Every time we go the meal is fantastic. We have introduced it to our friend and family. You do need reservations especially on the weekends. I have had the lamb, the filet, the haddock and several other friends have had lobster stew and salmon and scallops. All fantastic and... 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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?