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Route 49, Campton, NH 03223
603-726-4290
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food..Decent Prices

Right off highway, easy on and off. Food was good but not great, nothing special to set it apart or distinguish it from any other pub/ bar that serves food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Susan M
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Washington, NJ
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
Campton, New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We discovered this place when we were looking for property to build a house for our retirement. Our innkeeper suggested it. We walked in on Halloween and it was filled with locals and carved pumpkins (this was 15 years ago - no more carved pumpkins). Atmosphere terrific, food good - except for the onion soup - the best I have... More 

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Washington, NJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Right off highway, easy on and off. Food was good but not great, nothing special to set it apart or distinguish it from any other pub/ bar that serves food.

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Weston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
245 reviews 245 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I did not go in expecting much but the food here was very good. We started with the fried Calamari which was some of the best Calamari that I have ever had. We ordered a slightly larger salad that came with our seafood newburg which was just an OK salad. I prefer the darker greens to the iceberg that comes... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My friend and I ate here on Monday night. We both ordered the fish and chips and substituted a baked potato for the fries. The fish was fresh the food was hot, and the bread is definitely worth the calories. Would return here to eat in a heartbeat and try their pie for sure!

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Campton, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good eats and a nice beer selection. Friendly staff and a warm feel to the decor. All in all a nice place to grab a drink and an appetizer after hitting the slopes.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Awesome cozy feeling as soon as you enter the coffee house. Every time we stay at Waterville Valley we HAVE to get coffee (and a snack) here! I am a Dunkin Donut junkie but this rivals DD! And there's a DD across the street! Love the homemade baked cookies,muffins and bread... Definitely a great little place! And they have live... More 

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The atmosphere here was quaint and romantic as we sat in a corner table with plenty of privacy. Dinner was exceptional. Great flavor, Delmonico steak that you could cut with a fork. Portions were way beyond average as well as the side dishes. Wait staff was excellent. Definitely return here.

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New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am a local and tend to frequent "MRT" several times a month. We usually end up in the pub side of the restaurant as the locals tend to spend their time there on a regular basis, so it is a great place to meet up with friends and family. The owner is great and always has a smile on... More 

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Campton, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

They are very accomdating. We were a party of 7 & they quickly put 2 tables together & had no problem giving us separate bills. The food was very good & dessert was delicious!

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Thornton, New Hampshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We have been going to the Mad River Tavern for several years now. The food has always been good. The staff is great and professional, and the atmosphere is enjoyable and laid-back. But on Friday evening Jan. 9th we had a bad experience. This was no fault of Mad River Tavern or it's staff. However, a party of 6 or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route 49, Campton, NH 03223
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Campton
  • Phone Number: 603-726-4290

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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