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“Sooooo good!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joshua's

Joshua's
Ranked #1 of 68 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Orange, Connecticut
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Sooooo good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed every thing about this wonderful restaurant. The food was incredible. The preparation of the fresh from the farm (or sea) food was unique without being "over the top", and oh so tasty. This is an experience of the best that New England has to offer. The wait staff friendly, helpful and fun. We enjoyed meeting and chatting with Barbara and learning more about the amazing Jason, and the history of the restaurant. We loved our dining experience so much we came back two days later, and would have come again, but our trip was too short, but we will be back...and real soon. In part because of this amazing experience we booked a return to Ogunquit/Wells for the end of the summer.

Visited June 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in Wells”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Joshua's in Wells continues to be one of the best restaurants in the area. We've enjoyed dining there a number of times in the past and last Saturday night was no different. The hallmark of a good restaurant is consistency. The food, atmosphere and the service is exceptional. Our group had a wide selection off the menu. Haddock, chicken and beef. All were prepared perfectly with fresh locally sourced produce. If you decide to make the trip, be sure to try the crab cakes, outstanding!

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Akron, Ohio
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food, romantic ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

We walked in on a busy night without reservations, so waited for a bit in the lovely bar. Receptionist could not have been more gracious, and the wait was more than worth it. The menu is short but obviously utilizes available fresh foods, and everything we had, from the home-made bread to the cheese and garlic ravioli,fish soup, and duck, was carefully made, piping hot and delicious. Seasonings were light, relying more on the fresh flavors of the food. we will definitely go back, but this time will make a reservation.

  • Visited June 2014
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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“Best Restuarant in Wells Maine!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had another wonderful meal at Joshua's! We have been coming here for several years and it is always the same - PERFECT! My favorite dish is the stuffed chicken but the haddock would come in at # 2. Desserts - you can't go wrong with the fudge pie, walnut pie or the crème brulee. One of the unique things about this restaurant is that all the fruits and vegetables are grown locally and most come from the owner's garden. A great place for local so you definitely need to make a reservation. When we went last Thursday night there was a 2+ hour wait if you didn't reserve in advance.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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“Above the Rest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our party of four, all locals, thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to Joshua's. Although new and exciting restaurants widen the choice in this area, Joshua's remains among the best. Each of our selections were different, salmon, haddock, duck and lamb. All were flavorful, fresh and piping hot. At less than $10 each....our martinis were delightful. A more robust wine list would be a great addition but the David Bruce Petite Sirah went well with our diverse entree selections. The waitstaff was professional and attentive.

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