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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 5 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 2 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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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 

1 Thank Randy B
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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212 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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
Palm Harbor, Florida
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115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

First night in Campton, tried this eatery for dinner, did not meet expectation, food was average staff were friendly, but felt like I was eating in a cafeteria, needs a facelift and should decide whether it's a restaurant or a pub or whatever, sad because the area needs decent restaurants. take a paintbrush and some tools to help if you... More 

Thank John R
Thornton, New Hampshire, United States
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have not had a bad meal! Great bar munchies! My husband LOVES the baked onion soup! Chicken wings are great! (Try the healthier "naked" version! (Both are excellent!).

Thank Leslie R

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?