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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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Ormond Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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184 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 

Thank barbarakoster40
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

On our first day of family vacation in New Hampshire we stopped by the Mad River Tavern. Our B&B nearby recommended the place for dinner so we figured it would be a great place to unwind and get a bite to eat. The waitstaff was very friendly, food was good, and atmosphere was excellent. The veggie burger that I tried... More 

Thank Billy T
The Woodlands, Texas
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13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch with my wife. Had the bourbon burger and she had the fish fry. Both were really good. Fish fry was best that i've tasted in a while, flaky fish. Coleslaw was outstanding.

Thank trvl4workandfun
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We visit the Mad River Tavern every few months. We dined again about two weeks ago and was better than ever. The bar is friendly and the service is good. Two in our party had salmon done two different ways. I had the salmon in maple with a summer squash hash with bacon. Absolutely heaven. Another in our party had... More 

1 Thank Cindy H
Seekonk, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

oh my god the food was so good and reasonable priced when we showed up it wasnt extremely busy but there was only 2 workers a chef and bartender so it took longer than expected but not much

Thank Barbra T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?