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Joshua's

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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 428
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    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
Best restaurant!

As every time we are in Wells, we go at least one time to Joshua's. It is a real treat and the best value around. Everything is fresh and homemade including the delicious breads and desserts! By far and away the best restaurant around for food, service and ambiance. Their scallops were delivered to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Anne C
via mobile
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Massachusetts
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant certainly meets or exceeds all the glowing reviews it has received. We made reservations about a week in advance for a Thursday evening. I ordered the special drink of the evening which was a cranberry cosmo. I must say it was great. I saw many pass by our table so I guess many others enjoyed it as well.... More 

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252 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice romantic meal and not as expensive as you may think. You need to make a reservation, no rush, excellent food presentation. Could of uses a couple of more choices.

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Thank almenj
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As every time we are in Wells, we go at least one time to Joshua's. It is a real treat and the best value around. Everything is fresh and homemade including the delicious breads and desserts! By far and away the best restaurant around for food, service and ambiance. Their scallops were delivered to the restaurant only a half hour... More 

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Thank Anne C
West Newbury, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We went back to Joshua's a few weeks ago after being away for few years. The son is the Executive Chef and Dad grows the farm to table veggies while Mom is the hostess in the front. Like it was a few years ago the food was fabulous and the staff very professional and friendly. Our biggest disappointment was that... More 

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Thank firemarshalbill1
Friendship, Maine
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My husband and I had booked an early table as we knew that Saturday nights could be busy if not impossible to get a reservation. Luckily, our Inn concierge booked us a quiet corner table. I started my evening with a highly recommended cocktail, a Cosmopolitan which did not disappoint. My husband and I both enjoyed the crab cakes as... More 

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Thank UKloverWaldoboro_ME
Reading, Massachusetts
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272 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

What a dining experience! Enjoyed one of the best meals we ever had. Joshua's is recommended by locals and visitors and for good reason. The restaurant is located in a charming old colonial home on Route 1. Plenty of parking. The rooms for dining are cozy with five or six tables in each room. We ordered the filet as well... More 

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Thank JEM02882
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Great menu, great preparation and friendly prompt service. Bar is first class. Have eaten there numerous times and the atmosphere is always inviting.

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Thank richardsider
Westfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I had dinner for one tonight in their bar area which is beautiful and very New England traditional. Being off season I expect a limited menu and was surprised at the number of meal choices from lamb, filet minion to haddock. I had the haddock with a creamy mushroom risotto and fresh vegetable (some from their garden stock or organic).... More 

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Thank Paul C
Wells, Maine
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

the food is excellent at this restaurant. The service was very good and the server did not "hover" which let us have a relaxing and enjoyable dinner. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. One issue is with reservations especially in the summer. You can wait weeks to get a reservation.

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Thank Joe L
Durham, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This has become our favorite restaurant. The quality of the food and the superb staff is what makes Joshua's so perfect. Make sure you make your reservation well in advance. Enjoy!!!

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Thank Peter S

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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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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?