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Mad River Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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377 Nh Route 49, Exit 28 off I-93, Campton, NH 03223-4529
+1 603-726-4290
11:30 - 23:00
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Dover, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Campton and have our choice of several restaurants within a few miles of each other. This is our go to place along with most locals. The food is always very good, with an attentive waitstaff. I've been a customer for many years, and even though the placed changed hands many years ago the consistent excellent menu hasn't.... More 

Thank Brian V
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my girlfriend since the last time we visited we went to Woodpeckers. Right off the bat, the hostess told us there would be a 15-20 minute wait, which we thought was strange since there were multiple tables that were open. I thought the food was just okay, nothing thy really blew me away. My burger was over... More 

Thank Christian R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

The steak tips were overcooked and not enough for the price. The fish was cooked nicely and the bread was fresh with warm butter. I ordered "medium rare" steak tips and they arrived "well-done." Disappointed.

Thank Joe V
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stopped in after a day of driving around. Waitstaff was attentive and nice. Had burgers and other pub grub. Food was good but nothing out of the ordinary at a local tavern. Would stop in again, would have been nice if there were more TVs for the football games.

Thank Sean T
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We used to love this restaurant - our favorite in the area. After years away we returned for Columbus weekend. We sat right down as we were so early because we are traveling with our children. We were so disappointed with the food that we had once though was so great. We had the steak tips and the newburg. The... More 

Thank mfoleary
Thornton, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Love eating here. We always have a great time. Visiting with friends and neighbors while having a great meal. All our servers have always been very quick to make sure our drinks are full and our food is hot.

Thank JuniperJ
Brookline, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

After a long day of skiing, we were tired and hungry. On a recommendation from our lodge at Waterville Valley we went to the Mad River Tavern. We made a 7pm reservation. We arrived at 6:50 and were promptly seated. At 7:10 we ordered a kids meal and both my son and I ordered steak, a veggie, fries for him... More 

2 Thank Randy B
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

And the butternut squash salad, with cranberries, almonds, romaine, bacon bits and poppy dressing - worth the trip from Boston! Unsure what to have, just ask Renee, who is attentive but doesn't rush you. Best time is right before the 6.30ish crowd. Must do when in the area!

Thank Jo B
Manchester, New Hampshire
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215 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

After a full morning of hiking we were looking for a nice hot meal and a cold beer. The lunch menu is fairly basic, but should have something for any taste. We both ordered the crab cake sandwiches. The portions were good and the roll was nice and fresh. The crab cake was a little on the mushy side and... More 

Thank Bden99
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Took a break in between horse back riding over Thanksgiving. Food was warm, reasonably priced, and the staff were friendly and swift. Great burgers, fries, and desserts. Not a fancy place, but good eats.

Thank SunfireMB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 Nh Route 49, Exit 28 off I-93, Campton, NH 03223-4529
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Campton
  • Phone Number: +1 603-726-4290

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?