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The Happy Hour

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42 North Main Street, Wells River, VT
802-757-3466
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

This is a nice place, not too expensive. When you enter it seems deserted but someone will show up. The food is good and fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Kathy S
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Bradford, Vermont, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This restaurant was a great place to eat. It had everything, a great wait staff, a great location, and quality food at fair prices. People loved it. The two for $20.00 quickly became the two for $22.00 then two for $26.00. ok, prices go up, but at the same time the portions became noticeably smaller as well, and now what... More 

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Thank Jim S
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place, not too expensive. When you enter it seems deserted but someone will show up. The food is good and fresh.

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Thank Kathy S
Wayne, New Jersey
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133 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Seven hours of driving with a few more hours of sightseeing behind us, we rolled into "The Happy Hour". Yes, we were happy with what we found. Our dinners were good. I had the prime rib (which should be expected to have some disposable fat — as it did) and my partner had the honey-glazed barbecued chicken breast. Both meals... More 

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Thank CoppertoneGold
Stowe, Vermont, United States
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

was in the area with a friend who has been here many times....what a nice comfortable place...great waitress...really roast turkey dinner, stuffing...yummy squash, mashed potatoes with gravy and of course cranberry sauce and then choice of dessert which we had delicious bread pudding...AND IT WAS $11.00 ..for same price you could also get pot roast or baked haddock which my... More 

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Thank Deb K
Quincy, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Best restaraunt for lunch and dinner.. Very reasonable prices. Comfort food, pub food, You can get a roast turkey dinner here for $11.00 . Great homeade desserts.

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Thank Paul K
Milford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant every time I am up this way in Vermont. Great food and great prices.

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Thank fredvp
Northeast Kingdom, Vermont
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Ditto to everything everyone else said, walked in and sat right away, greeted by savory smells,had fresh bread and drawn butter on the table before we had ourselves situated. Very attentive server. Here is my tip: for your side dish order something cooked, because the fresh salad bar also hosts the other side options like pickled beets (which were yummy).... More 

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Thank Moni S
Essex, Vermont
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273 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

When you are anywhere in the vicinity of Wells River, Vermont, stop in and eat at the Happy Hour. This is a place for really good home-cooked dishes. An extensive menu would please most everybody who enjoys food your mom used to make. An extensive salad bar offers a wide variety of items, and should not be missed. The staff... More 

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Thank FJDriver
Keene, NH
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were traveling and hungry, so we were looking for a roadside sign signifying food at the exit. It's usually a gamble but this one paid off BIG TIME! we stopped in and were seated right away, the food was great and it didn't bust the bank. Very pleasant atmosphere and we will not hesitate to stop by there again... More 

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Thank Drkknight03431
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The place is an oasis in rural Vermont and there is literally nothing else in the entire town (except a few massive crayfish kicking around in the creek). The fare is decent and not too overpriced, the service is not bad and the atmosphere is warm. Salad bar will please.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 North Main Street, Wells River, VT
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Wells River
  • Phone Number: 802-757-3466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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