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The Happy Hour

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42 Main St N, Wells River, VT 05081-9602
11:30 am - 8:30 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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Wells River, Vermont
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 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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66 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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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
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?