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1637 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4608
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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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Always a great dinner!!

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!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Peter S
Durham, New Hampshire
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
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English first
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 1 week ago 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!!!

Thank Peter S
Wells, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get a fine dining experience for a very reasonable price. All the food is either made from scratch, including the bread and ice cream, or locally sourced, even the vegetables are raised on the family farm. It is a limited menu, but each dish is perfectly prepared. The haddock is my absolute favorite entree and the best haddock dish... More 

Thank wellsfoodie2015
Orleans, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not fail to go to Joshua's. If you like great food and a cozy atmosphere with a great wait staff put this on your list of must restaurants. On every visit to the area (at least twice a year) we make it a point to go to Joshua's. The dinners (beef, lamb, fish, etc.) are excellent as well as... More 

Thank Tim L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here a few times a year since the restaurant opened over 10 years ago. I have never had a bad meal here and our recent visit was no exception - scallops, lobster pie, mussels, the best Anadama bread anywhere, homemade ice cream.......Reservations are a must a couple weeks in advance. Thank you, Barbara, for accommodating us -... More 

Thank drboz
Monson, MA
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Joshua's is about as perfect a restaurant as I can think of. Everything you order is the best possible version of it cooked to absolute perfection. They are very busy, so reservations are a must, oftentimes more than 2 weeks in advance. The menu is small, but that's a good thing. The 5 or 6 entrees are all amazing and... More 

Thank TravelinManfromMA
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great food and service. Our annual 'Girls' weekend, we have eaten here every year. Need to make reservations well in advance. Everything is fresh, local, in season. I had a nice spinach salad and excellent haddock with onion crust and mushroom risotto. Their bread is made there and fantastic.

Thank Barbara K
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

If your are reading this you MUST go to this delightful restaurant. My Aunt's and I have made it a tradition to come to the Wells area each year. We happen to stop tonight at Joshua's for dinner. Although you need a reservation they were very kind at taking us. I must say I am so glad that they did.... More 

Thank Kristina78621
Meriden, CT
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176 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We make it a point to dine at Joshua's when we are in the area and have been able to do that for most years since they first opened. We have never been disappointed. This family run restaurant is a delight. They serve excellent food with wonderful vegetables. Virtually everything is made in house including the breads and the desserts... More 

1 Thank MeridenTravelers
New Castle, DE
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This was our first time at this restaurant. Went based on reviews. We were not disappointed. The food was very good. Choices are limited but good variety. Service was very good.

1 Thank spursfan2021
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Dined here last year, four of us. When you desire fine dining & an excellent meal with top notch servers Joshuas is an elegant place to dine. Memory fails me what @ ordered..., but this is one not to miss.

1 Thank Susan C

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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