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Wendle's Delicatessen & Cafe

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297 Main Street, Franconia, NH 03580
(603) 823-5141
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Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
How does this place stay in business?

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.

1 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
EducatedandTravelled
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Earth
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Earth
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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234 reviews 234 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

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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220 reviews 220 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
256 helpful votes 256 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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Vermont
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Every time I have visited I've enjoyed the fresh quality of food, the relaxed atmosphere, the ample papers to read, and the yummy after lunch desserts. Whenever I go to Garnet Hill, I have lunch here. Highly recommend!

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Carthage, Mississippi
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I had a reasonably priced salad and sandwich, and the people were friendly. There is a restroom for customers.

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