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The Wellhead Restaurant

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) #9 of 30 Restaurants in Artesia $$ - $$$ American, ,
4th & Main Street, Artesia, NM
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good54%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (16 reviews)
“catfish” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
4th & Main Street, Artesia, NM
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Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Looking at the menu, and saw a few things that sounded appetizing. However, their turkey burger "bursting with flavor" was a frozen, prepackaged patty. We ordered "loaded potato skins" that ended up being potato wedges covered in something resembling cheese and bacon, and the green...More

1  Thank Rhiannon G
Reviewed December 2, 2016

This is your typical neighborhood bar. They welcome you as a regular, have great beer selection on tap and the food taste home made. There food prices are reasonable and have daily specials.

1  Thank WineNTraveler
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Well Head had many brews to choose from. The service was very good. Vegetarian traveling who has a husband would like his mirco beer. We were both satisfied. good well cooked . men got burgers. I had a salad.

1  Thank Brimton
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Menu had a great variety, craft beers on tap - also a decent wine list. We visited the restaurant twice during our stay in Artesia, once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times, very good

1  Thank Cyndic30
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Chips and queso was good. Artichoke dip was good. Rueben was good. Cranberry salad was not very good, bitter. The green chili stew was good. Brownie sundae was delicious. Cheesecake was quite tasty.

1  Thank glmorgan
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Food and service very good. Chicken tenders with gravy and sweet potatoes fries were great. Two of our party had house salads and said they were delicious.

Thank ljfulton
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
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...More

1  Thank 49ll
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.

1  Thank brupow
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...More

1  Thank Gypsy1987
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
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
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Is also a brewery. Food ia excellent as is the variety of locally brewed beer.
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