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All 4 Wells River Restaurants

The Happy Hour

42 North Main Street, Wells River, VT
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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
Cuisines: American
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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NYC
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120 reviews 120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were tired and hungry and we pulled off the highway and stumbled across this lovely restaurant. Walked in on a weeknight to find delicious smells, lots of animated guests and friendly hosts. The food was delicious and freshly prepared, the service excellent, the salad bar was full of fresh produce, freshly washed and neatly laid out. It was just... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant has been here since I was a kid and believe me that is a long time ago. After moving from VT one of my favorite stops when back visiting. We went there on Fathers Day and they had a special menu for the day. After looking at it we decided we didn't want anything listed. We asked the... More

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Lisbon, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Nothing fancy, but well-prepared food by a friendly and efficient staff. The restaurant prepares its own dishes in a traditional manner in a well-weathered traditional atmosphere. They have a nice variety of standard American cuisine and a good salad bar to begin your meal.

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Wells River, Vermont
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Have gone here a few times and it seems like I never learn. Went with some friends recently because it was the only place open in Wells River on a Saturday night (sad but true) and we didn't want to travel 20 minutes to any place else. The salad bar has a nice variety and the menu has a few... More

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Family establishment, the place to go for decades. Good lunch selections, full menu available all day. (Not open at breakfast.) Creditable lobster roll at a reasonable price in warmer months. Sinful desserts--try the "brownie" sundae. Decorated with pix of Wells River's glory days as a railroad junction.

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Churchill, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Stayed locally in a bed and breakfast who recommended this restaurant - not busy during the week but offered some good wholesome food which was freshly cooked. The staff were all friendly and ready to please. We noticed a family arrive after closing however the staff ensured they were all fed before they finally closed. Good American service and none... More

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Vermont
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

The Happy Hour offers up a consistently good meal at reasonable prices. My favorite is the French Dip which is always excellent and is large enough to take some home for lunch the next day. The salad bar has a great selection of fresh produce and other items. The waitstaff really makes this place. Many have worked here for here... More

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Windsor, CT
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253 reviews 253 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were driving from Hartford to Bretton Woods. Hunger sets in near Wells River. We parked in from of the Wells River Library and walked across to the restaurant. Service was prompt and friendly. The food was fresh and well prepared. The check was small.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is a good place to eat & stay at Wells river Motel next door. WE loved the food & were especially pleased to see they employed mature ladies to serve who were so nice.

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Additional Information about The Happy Hour

Address: 42 North Main Street, Wells River, VT
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Wells River
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
Cuisine: American

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