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The Wellhead Restaurant

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American, Bar, Pub
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4th & Main Street, Artesia, NM
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Working nearby for a couple of weeks, I often lunched here. Good variety on the lunch menu. I usually had their beef stew. They make it fresh, just the right sized portion. Good service, good prices. I imagine it's just as good for dinner.

1 Thank John_crudeoil
Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Nice place for business or pleasure in the heart of Artesia's oil district. On two separate occasions, I have enjoyed their burgers, and whenever I am in this part of the country, I always arrange my schedule to stop here.

1 Thank Robert M
Phoenix, Arizona
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Historic building - really good food - friendly service. What's not to love? Really good chicken sandwich and burger. After dinner take a stroll down the street to see the delightful manmade water feature & stunning murals tucked away between two buildings. Artesia knows how to make a forgotten area into something lovely.

1 Thank L Y
Houston, Texas, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Well the reviews are kind of on target. Staff was nice and helpful. The place was clean and not too loud which was nice as this was for business. But the kitchen really blew it for 4/8 people. Served some with frozen veggies with hot fish, the burgers were okay, but the rest was just okay.

Thank Larry W
Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Burgers were ok but not as good as expected given they were handmade. Sweet potato fries were outstanding. Service was acceptable.

Thank Teresa K
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

My brother and I went one evening to get a burger. The waitress asked us how we wanted the burger cooked we both said medium burgers come out both well done and burnt. We asked our waitress to please rectify the problem. She returned literally 2 minutes later same issue this went on 3 times. Manager gets involved and tells... More 

Thank buc67
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

My son and I ate there on a Friday just before seeing a show at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center on the same block. We were seated at 6:10, and paid the bill by 6:55. I sampled some of the microbrews (3/$3.50) and my son and I split the bacon cheddar burger ($12) and club sandwich ($10). We ordered an... More 

Thank TravelFoodBoozeKids
New Mexico
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Besides having nice choices on their menu, this place is also a micro-brewery with a great selection of locally brewed beer. They serve everything from steaks, to some of the best hamburgers in town.

Thank Sincanicas
Artesia, New Mexico
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

the food is ok, but not great. The atmosphere is good for a sports bar, not so much a restaurant. The wifi connection has been bad for months, and the menu says they make their own cream soda and root beer, but it hasn't been available since I moved here 6 months ago.

Thank RickB73
Artesia, New Mexico
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Have eaten here a few times and have found that some menu items are GREAT while others are just pretty good. The key is knowing which is which. The fried catfish (especially with a side of grilled asparagus with pico de gallo) is GREAT as are their steak dinners. Mash potatoes are especially good. Green chile stew is very good.... More 

Thank Michele M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4th & Main Street, Artesia, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Artesia
Is also a brewery. Food ia excellent as is the variety of locally brewed beer.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?