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The Happy Hour

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42 Main St N, Wells River, VT 05081-9602
+1 802-757-3466
11:30 am - 8:00 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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North Haverhill, New Hampshire
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You cant go wrong with anything on the menu and the salad bar is always fresh. Remember to ask for the nightly specials as I've never had one that wasn't great.

Thank kennstransky
Level Contributor
101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Many, many years ago (40 years ago), Happy Hour was a very nice little family restaurant. It tried to be a little bit prim and "special night" here and there, but they did totally ordinary, functional, American country cooking with a hint of faux-Continental sophistication. If you can cast your mind back that far, you know what they really relied... More 

Thank Christopher L
Newton, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Our second stop for lunch in this very nice restaurant. We even had the same waitress as two years ago! Good food, reasonable prices and a cheerful and friendly atmosphere because of the great staff. Will hope for a third visit one of these days!

Thank revelinor
Greensboro, Vermont
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

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 October 10, 2016 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 September 29, 2016

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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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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8 reviews
4 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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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: +1 802-757-3466

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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?