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The Happy Hour

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42 Main St N, Wells River, VT 05081-9602
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Greensboro, Vermont
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had lunch here a few times over the past year and traveling through Vermont we were lucky enough to be able to have lunch here on two separate occasions this week. It is always great home cooked meals that are reasonably priced and the service is top notched. Inside you step into a warm and friendly atmosphere and... More 

Thank snow---1968
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our server Rita was so nice. I can't say enough about her !!! The food was great. Tasted like home made - we were very excited that we came across this gem on our way home . Wonderful French Onion Soup

Thank anna P
Naples, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local, family friendly restaurant with good food. The greens on the salad bar were the freshest, outside my own kitchen, that I have ever had in a restaurant, cool and crisp. The staff friendly and efficient. A enjoyable experience.

Thank Jo Ann C
Hartford, Vermont
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best restaurant in Wells River VT. Recommend to everyone. Have a great variety of food. Salad bar with array of good food. Mid range prices but great service and amazing food.

Thank Mermaid2777
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We probably wouldn't have stopped unless we read great reviews on YELP! We were very happy with our lunch. The servers were great and very pleasant! The restaurant was very clean! It was the best onion soup we've had in along time. The clams were delicious! The bourbon pecan pie was so good! Our family was very satisfied which is... More 

Thank P657
Wells River, Vermont
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The food is well cooked and the salad bar is delicious. This is a well supported local restaurant. The locals and tourists both find the food wholesome and plentiful. It is worth a visit!

Thank Peter T
Monson, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant quite by accident when we got off the highway to get gas. We were pleasantly surprised. The decor is definitely dated but don't let that stop you! They had an extensive menu. Our waitress was timely and served us immediately. Our lunches came within five minutes and were delicious. The hamburger was cooked perfectly. We each... More 

Thank Donna H
Creswick, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

When I saw the popularity of the restaurant, I thought I was in for a treat - sadly this was not the case. The food was mediocre and pricey. When the waitress brought my dish, she didn't pre-warn me that the plate was excessively hot, and as a result, I burned my hand.

Thank Donna J
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We have eaten here many times and we have never had a complaint. They have a very good salad bar and the prices are reasonable too.

Thank Wayne J
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Once a week we visit this restruant to eat a real home cooked meal! We have never been dissatisfied with any of our choices. The wait staff are wonderful and cannot do enough for you. The salad in the salad bar is always fresh and appealing. Thursday evenings we order fresh beer battered haddock. An all you can eat me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Main St N, Wells River, VT 05081-9602
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Wells River
  • Phone Number: 802-757-3466

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