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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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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    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
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Banbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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235 helpful votes 235 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
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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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273 helpful votes 273 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?