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The Wellhead Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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4th & Main Street, Artesia, NM
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Artesia, New Mexico
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

If you like meatloaf, this is some of the best. Good service, a little noisy in bar area but not too bad. Enjoy!!!!

Thank Mike P
Nashville, Tennessee
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

The Wellhead in Artesia, NM offers bar like atmosphere. No outdoor seating. Indoors looks typical pub style. The food is delicious, service is pretty good. Seating choices are at bar, in same room as bar which is loud or the back dining room which is quieter. The food is a good bar mix. I had the quesadilla's off the appetizer... More 

Thank 49ll
Artesia, New Mexico
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Very good food and drink. Only brew pub in Artesia. Oilfield theme decor. I prefer their "roughneck red" beer although the "crude oil" is pretty good too. Wait staff very friendly and helpful with information about local area.

Thank brupow
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

I had eaten at the Well Head before, for lunch. I had the Ruben sandwich that was excellent. So I suggested this place to my husband. I thought it would be a great place to have a beer and dinner. But the food was expensive and terrible. He ordered Cajun pasta that was watery and flavorless with like three tiny... More 

Thank Gypsy1987
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84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

We ate lunch here twice during a business trip. Unfortunately could not sample the micro-brew since we were working! The second lunch I had here was a Caesar salad with salmon. It was a huge piece of salmon - very much worth the price. The place was almost deserted both times we ate there.

Thank abqcat
United States
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

They have good food, but the service was a little slow. Order didn't come out right but kept the plate and it was good. Fun atmosphere.

Thank Jane S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This place was super! Great home brewed beer, stellar steak, fresh linked bratwurst sausages, and bar h'ordevours. Give it a shot!

Thank Jose D
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

This place was full of people who seemed to all know each other but I did not feel uncomfortable. The local beer was very good and to my taste and the blackened catfish filled a hole. I wish I had been staying within walking distance and I might have tried another of the local beers.

Thank Brian R
Silver City, New Mexico
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

I stopped in 4 times in the few weeks I was there. The chips and queso was awesome. I enjoyed the microbrews, Roughneck Red Blonde, and Cali Lager. Great pub atmosphere, but also a dining room for families

Thank Rick G
Roswell, New Mexico
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I remember coming down to Artesia regularly with friends to eat at The Wellhead when it first opened; we were extremely impressed. The decor was attractive and unique, tying in perfectly with the oilfield theme, and the food was excellent and unlike anything available in the area. Everyone in Artesia was quick to tell you that was the owners' intent:... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4th & Main Street, Artesia, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Artesia
Is also a brewery. Food ia excellent as is the variety of locally brewed beer.

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