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Mad River Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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377 Nh Route 49, Exit 28 off I-93, Campton, NH 03223-4529
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First night in Campton, tried this eatery for dinner, did not meet expectation, food was average staff were friendly, but felt like I was eating in a cafeteria, needs a facelift and should decide whether it's a restaurant or a pub or whatever, sad because the area needs decent restaurants. take a paintbrush and some tools to help if you... More 

Thank John R
Thornton, New Hampshire, United States
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have not had a bad meal! Great bar munchies! My husband LOVES the baked onion soup! Chicken wings are great! (Try the healthier "naked" version! (Both are excellent!).

Thank Leslie R
Orlando, FL, USA
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121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first of four nights in Campton during leaf peeping season. This place was the most visible of the handful of eateries in Campton. Positive: Easy to find. Menu is clear. Special this night was the beef pot pie. I had Roasted Butternut Salad with pan roasted salmon. The food was good. With a beer ($3.75) and a... More 

Thank orlandotennis
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic place in the white mountain to meet locals and fuel up with a yummy Burger. Our chose was a Black&Blue and a Mushroom bomb. Both were very tasty :) and huge. So we got a box for the next day ;) The service was great as well.

Thank Eat4joy
Ormond Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

My family and I recently ate lunch at the Mad River Tavern. The food was mediocre at best. The French fries were greasy and cold. The wait for the food was long. I was told by a friend that "they used to be good about a year ago". Judging from our meals recently they are not worth going to.

1 Thank 80r0bertp
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

My husband ordered the prime rib as they advertised that they were the best in town and we got a slab of meat that looked like it was boiled and nothing close to a prime rib. They took it off our bill and the people were actually nice although service was also slow.

Thank PB1013
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Don't know if it's a bad sign to write about the service first but the service is awesome! Easy to modify menu items, very knowledgeable of the menu - food and drinks, very attentive but not in your face, friendly and witted. Food was very good - had a medium rare burger that was cooked perfectly and tasted even better.... More 

Thank Steve S
Milton, Massachusetts
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196 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a great local spot. Great food and atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Never a bad meal here.

Thank El C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was OK the wait was ridiculous. I heard that the kitchen staff was slow but we waited one hour and 20 minutes for two burgers which were just OK! I would recommend jumping on the highway going down to exit 24 and grabbing that burger at the common man!

Thank Kathleen B
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Our dinner at was excellent! The Butternut Squash Salad and Tavern Burger were fantastic and the Blackened Delmonico was just amazing. Our server, Jennifer, was friendly and professional and we enjoyed chatting with her about the area. John, the chef, cooked everything to perfection and our meal was absolutely delicious. We were actually quite surprised that a small town restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 Nh Route 49, Exit 28 off I-93, Campton, NH 03223-4529
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Campton
  • Phone Number: 603-726-4290

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?