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1637 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4608
207-646-3355
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Ranked #1 of 62 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Wells, Maine
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 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
97 helpful votes 97 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Additional Information about Joshua's

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

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