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The Happy Hour

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42 Main St N, Wells River, VT 05081-9602
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Creswick, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars 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 

Thank 164nancyt
Portland, Maine
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

What a great time we had getting the whole family together! They have a great home cooked menu, as well as a great salad bar! I had the salad bar and soup combo ( French onion) and when I got back to the table, everyone was envious! My father had the pot roast and he loved it! My sister had... More 

Thank Paul W
New Hampshire
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Every meal at the Happy Hour has been good whether it's lunch or dinner. The service is very friendly and the portions are large. I always add the salad bar to my meal. It's fresh and offers a wide selection.

Thank DonP08861
Swansea, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

It was nice to find a restaurant that took reservations for a party of 12. Most restaurants in the area, including Littleton NH, would not take a reservation on a Friday night. We opted out of appetizers, but went for the salad, bread, cheese & cracker bar. It was fresh, and tended to nicely. Most everyone had a beer/wine, and... More 

Thank Pelletier-Paquin
Plainfield, Vermont
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Driven by for many years and finally stopped for mid-afternoon lunch. Food is Great, Service very friendly & helpful. Always get their steak tips and ask for the horseradish dip.

Thank 656pd454
Bradford, Vermont, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This restaurant was a great place to eat. It had everything, a great wait staff, a great location, and quality food at fair prices. People loved it. The two for $20.00 quickly became the two for $22.00 then two for $26.00. ok, prices go up, but at the same time the portions became noticeably smaller as well, and now what... More 

Thank Jim S
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place, not too expensive. When you enter it seems deserted but someone will show up. The food is good and fresh.

Thank Kathy S
Wayne, New Jersey
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140 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Seven hours of driving with a few more hours of sightseeing behind us, we rolled into "The Happy Hour". Yes, we were happy with what we found. Our dinners were good. I had the prime rib (which should be expected to have some disposable fat — as it did) and my partner had the honey-glazed barbecued chicken breast. Both meals... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?