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Wendle's Delicatessen & Cafe

Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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297 Main Street, Franconia, NH 03580
(603) 823-5141
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quirky restaurant

We stopped in for breakfast one morning. The coffee was good and comes in oversized warm mugs. Breakfast was okay. The breakfast sandwich was tasty. Very eclectic interior. Staff was very nice.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2014
Santucci1
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Waterbury, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vermont
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This place looked intriguing and likely a spot for a good cup of coffee. I just wanted a good cup of coffee. Coffee was in thermos pots which is certainly acceptable. I first tried the regular blend. I immediately knew something was up when the slightly brownish liquid coming from the pump barely smelled like coffee. What landed in my... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Dropped by for breakfast one morning recently while on holiday. On the counter are 3 or 4 pump thermos flasks containing different flavours of coffee. I chose the strong, dark almond one I think. Anyway, it was tepid at best and devoid of any taste. I mean, who serves coffee from a thermos flask if you're not on a hike... More 

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Earth
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

How does this place stay in business? The staff has no interest in creating a friendly or hygienic environment. The food is mediocre at best, and well overpriced. The cash only policy is inconvenient in this day and age.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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151 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stopped in for breakfast one morning. The coffee was good and comes in oversized warm mugs. Breakfast was okay. The breakfast sandwich was tasty. Very eclectic interior. Staff was very nice.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The inside was very welcoming and uniquely decorated. It was busy when we went, so it took a while to get our breakfast, but it was all fresh-made and delicious. Can't get that at Dunkin!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We had breakfast which was fine although the oatmeal was a bit strange. Good vibe & free wifi. We found the staff very friendly & helpful.

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Rochester
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a quaint stop in the White Mts. where you can "have it your way". We stopped here for lunch and I loved the fact that I could get a half sandwich, with an array of choices for add-ons and any kind of bread I wanted. I had a turkey on rye with lettuce, tomato and cucumber, but could... More 

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Fairlee, Vermont
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I live in Fairlee, Vermont, and go up to Franconia a few times each summer, and always eat at Wendel's and have for about 5 years. Call me unimaginative, but I always get the same thing, and it never fails to impress me. What they call the "Hildegard" is a "garden on the grill": a scramble of spinach, onion, potato,... More 

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usa
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229 reviews 229 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This eatery has, at first glance, an appealing ambience. It's funky and, yes, there are daily newspapers available to read. There is an outside porch with five tables, pleasant enough to sit at on a warm day. However, hygiene standards are not good. Look closely and you'll see dirt in all the wrong places. On a recent visit for a... More 

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Boston, MA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Ok, when the wait is 2 hours long at Polly's Pancake House, you grab your phone, go to Yelp or Trip Advisor and find some place else. In this case, it was Wendles. Pros: Great atmosphere. Funky, bohemian with checkerboard tables, couches, philosophical sayings printed on chalkboards.The staff was friendly to us. The french toast was decent. Coffee is unlimited... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 297 Main Street, Franconia, NH 03580
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Franconia
  • Phone Number: (603) 823-5141

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?