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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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84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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San Antonio, Texas
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

The wellhead is a local brewpub in the dusty little town of Artesia. It's one of the essential hangouts for locals, roughnecks, and visitors to the city. I had the locally brewed IPA and it was pretty darn good, and certainly beat drinking bud out of the bottle. The food was decent and the service was quick and friendly. I... More 

Thank torp
Checkendon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Ate there twice - first time I had an excellent steak preceded by salad. Second time I had the bratwurst wit sauerkraut - OK but not inspiring. Overall excellent service and value for money. They also do a splendid selection of locally brewed ales. Only bizarre aspect was that even as a pensioner, I still have to show an ID... More 

Thank Andy P
Artesia, New Mexico
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

My husband and I or groups from my work dine at The Wellhead about once a month. The food is typical pub fare. My husband likes the burgers, the catfish, and the flatiron steak. I like the bratwurst plate and the taquito plate. The staff know us and treat us well. The microbrew is decent. I feel fortunate to have... More 

Thank Technah
Durant ok
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Very good food especially the mahi mahi sandwich. They have a full bar and their own signature beers which are surprisingly good! Nice laid back atmosphere with a lot of local signage.

Thank bkhquaid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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
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?