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Mad River Tavern

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

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  • 25
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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
Finally good food!!!

Yay!!! Mad River has an amazing fry cook and her name is May. What a difference in the food. Great staff and talented bartenders.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Edmond T
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Rhode Island
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly restaurant with excellent service, and fabulous food. Convenient location if you are staying in Waterville Valley Estates or surrounding area. Loved it!

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Thank EllenBart
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yay!!! Mad River has an amazing fry cook and her name is May. What a difference in the food. Great staff and talented bartenders.

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Thank Edmond T
Nashua
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times, always reliable and consistent. The restaurant was pretty dead for a Friday late lunch-we were the only diners and no one was at the bar. We missed the daily specials board partly due to the lighting but never mentioned by the wait person who was also bartender and apparently liquor buyer-- lots of conversation... More 

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Thank NashuaFoodie
Pembroke, Massachusetts
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

My son and I ate at the Mad River Tavern at the beginning of our ski weekend. We ate in the bar side and each had burgers. The burgers were very good and prepared to order. We also had nachos for an appetizer and they were satisfying. The food at the Mad River Tavern is satisfying and dependable but not... More 

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Thank Skier9175
Boston, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This place used to be so good back in the 90's, and slowly it got worse and worse to the point that I can't go back. It sucks and it's sad bc this quaint town needs more and good restaurants for locals and seasonal tourists!

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Thank Jetting79
Campton, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We went to the Mad River Tavern for lunch on Labor Day Weekend during leaf-peeking season. We expected it to be busy. It was not. The parking lot had about six cars. As we were getting out of our car, an elderly couple in the vehicle next to ours called to us. The woman said that they were confused. They... More 

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Thank bernie1935
Campton, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We have been going to The Mad River Tavern for at least 20 years. You always knew the food would be good and the service professional and friendly. I don't like saying it but our last visit was our last visit! It started out in the parking lot where we saw many young workers smoking and joking around. The on... More 

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Capitola, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Came here for a late lunch after the Welch-Dickey hike. We were all starving and the menu and food was perfect for our group of 6. Burgers rocked!

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Thank ChristieaD
Reading, Massachusetts
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272 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

A local restaurant that was a nice find. We saw this restaurant reviewed well on the web so we stopped because we were in the area and we were glad we did. Nice atmosphere and very good food. Deserves the good reviews. Our server, Emily, was outstanding. She was very personable and efficient. The bar area was hppin' and seemed... More 

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Thank JEM02882
Preston, Connecticut
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

The first time we went it was really fantastic. We actually had to search it out to go again we just couldn't forget how great it was. The prices are fair food was above average. The best onion rings south of Ellsworth Me. You have to try them if you like onion rings. Restaurant needs a scrub and some updating... 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: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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