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“Take a big purse”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Mad River Tavern

Mad River Tavern
Ranked #4 of 10 Restaurants in Campton
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Franklin
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Take a big purse”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

The food is good, but very expensive. We all were very conscious of our food choices due to the prices being charged. What food we had was okay, but this isn't a place I would return again.

  • Visited October 2013
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3 Thank Myla E
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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Mad River Tavern on a Saturday Night”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

We dine at the Mad River Tavern several times a year, mainly due to the poor dining options in the Waterville Valley area. The food is usually decent and the service is usually good. The vibe in the bar area is generally fun and filled with regulars and visitors. Tonight we had an interesting experience. We got to the restaurant around around 7:00pm and were told that the wait for a table in the dining room would be 30-40 minutes. We were OK with the wait time and opted for a drink in the bar area. The bartender was busy serving drinks and meals to customers at the bar. After a few minutes, we were able to get the bartenders attention and order two beers and a mixed drink. The bartender then started a conversation with her friends at the corner of the bar. Finally she cam back to s and said "What did you want again?". She then proceeded to make the mixed drink and then reverted to her conversation with friends. I had to obtain her attention again and she seemed completely offended when I asked for the two draft beers. It is unusual to be treated this way in this bar. All being said, it took 10 minutes to get one mixed drink and two draft beers. March 15, 2014

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Skier9175
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food poor service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Generally the food is fresh, we'll seasoned, great specials. Visited restaurant a few times a year, one of the better restaurants in terms of clean, atmosphere in the area. On a. Recent visit for Mexican night, great value for meal, however ordered a margarita for $8.95 it was on of the worst margaritas returned it very sour poor quality mix, second one was a little better but still not drinkable. Waitress never brought salsa and chips as asked, was to busy speaking with the manager. Never asked how our food was . Waited a long time after the meal to receive check. Manager needs to pay more attentions to staff activities and retrain the new younger staff. Service with more established staff their is great. It all depends who you get .

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Drdanreis R
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Moultonborough, New Hampshire, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quaint and Charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

We visit the Mad River Tavern a lot and I have to say this place is one of the best restaurants not only in New Hampshire but even as far up the east coast starting in Florida for great food and great times sure there are good restaurants but this restaurant is relaxing and fun to visit you always want to go back as they treat you like part of the family love Mad River Tavern can't wait to go back there

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Rosie O
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Campton, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Welcoming .”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

I have been to The Mad River tavern on several occasions and i must say have always felt most welcome there.You are greeted in the entry way by a smiling face and notice the open fire in the winter ,there are several rooms not just the main dining room, or you can sit at the bar where live music is an option on week-ends, the menu is quite extensive and reasonable, the food is as you would expect from a 3star type restaurant , and they do not rush you through your meal no matter how busy they get . Walk ins are welcome, as is take out if that is your preference .
The wine list is adequate. I enjoy the place for it,s friendly atmosphere, multiple choices of meats or fish, fresh veg,s and the fact that they appreciate your custom and remember you.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Panther1973
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