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Mad River Tavern

Route 49, Campton, NH 03223
603-726-4290
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Ranked #3 of 9 restaurants in Campton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This restaurant is always one that we visit when we go to Waterville. Again, they met our expectations on the July 4th weekend. We were seated immediately and our waiter, Christoher, was exceptional. I had the prime rib which was cooked the way I wanted and tasted very good. My wife had salmon and was very pleased with her choice.... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Full service restaurant, with both Tavern seating and dining room. Great selection of craft beers and the food is excellent.Hot spot for locals and great conversations

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Warner,NH
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Mad River Tavern used to be our old standby for things like Birthday and anniversary dinners. It was nice, but pricey, and good for the special occasions. We recently went back for a birthday, and sad to say this is the LAST time we go until another new owner. My steak was 50/50 meat to fat!! She took our order... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Sorry to say that this place - which has a special place in my heart - has finally sent me packing. The decline in food quality has been the last straw. I'll still go back occasionally because it has been my Friday night for so long - but unless you like incredibly mediocre bar food (most from frozen packages) and... More

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Indianapolis
Top Contributor
506 reviews 506 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Was going to the Blue Moon but found it closed on Tuesdays off season. Went to the closest place open, the Mad River Tavern. A great happy accident. Had the ribs, full rack. Expected the usual thin ribs with 50/50 ratio of meat to bone. These were extremely meaty and flavorful. Had to take half home. For $18.99 a real... More

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Franklin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The food is good, but very expensive. We all were very conscious of our food choices due to the prices being charged. What food we had was okay, but this isn't a place I would return again.

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We dine at the Mad River Tavern several times a year, mainly due to the poor dining options in the Waterville Valley area. The food is usually decent and the service is usually good. The vibe in the bar area is generally fun and filled with regulars and visitors. Tonight we had an interesting experience. We got to the restaurant... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Generally the food is fresh, we'll seasoned, great specials. Visited restaurant a few times a year, one of the better restaurants in terms of clean, atmosphere in the area. On a. Recent visit for Mexican night, great value for meal, however ordered a margarita for $8.95 it was on of the worst margaritas returned it very sour poor quality mix,... More

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We visit the Mad River Tavern a lot and I have to say this place is one of the best restaurants not only in New Hampshire but even as far up the east coast starting in Florida for great food and great times sure there are good restaurants but this restaurant is relaxing and fun to visit you always want... More

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Campton, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been to The Mad River tavern on several occasions and i must say have always felt most welcome there.You are greeted in the entry way by a smiling face and notice the open fire in the winter ,there are several rooms not just the main dining room, or you can sit at the bar where live music is... More

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