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Sunday River Brewing Company

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Sunday River Road, Bethel, ME 04217 (Rt. 2)
Mountain Explorer
207 824 3541
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: One of Maine’s original brew pubs open since 1992. Always has been famous...
One of Maine’s original brew pubs open since 1992. Always has been famous for great beers including Sunday River Alt & Black Bear Porter. An innovator in “Jacuzzi cuisine” (A hybrid process of smoke & sous-vide). Winner of the 2008 Bethel Chowder cook-off. Live lobster tank on premise, fresh haddock and wild caught Atlantic salmon for seafood options. Live après-ski music Saturday 3-8.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Improving but sit at the bar

The dining room has always been uncomfortable and awkward. This hasn't changed so make sure you sit in the bar (without kids for the benefit of others - personal preference). We've been 3 times this winter as I am not a fan of Roosters. Highlights: Greek salad was amazing each time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The dining room has always been uncomfortable and awkward. This hasn't changed so make sure you sit in the bar (without kids for the benefit of others - personal preference). We've been 3 times this winter as I am not a fan of Roosters. Highlights: Greek salad was amazing each time... Lobster roll great. Saturday night music - great collection... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We decided to try this Brew house again after the first time was very disappointing. The new sign stated now serving our own beer so we ordered four out of there choices. When the beer was served two of the four were flat. We told our server to which he stated that they were having trouble with those taps. He... More 

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Seymour, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Always great to go to a brewery with a restaurant and get a good meal. Lots of tables but does get really busy

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Bethlehem
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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Sunday RIver Brewing Company offers great foods and a nice selection of craft beers. A great place to stop after a hard day on the slopes with no crowds during midweek week. The back dinning area can accommodate larger parties. A pool table and many flat screens make for a very nice location for a nice relaxing after slopes get... More 

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Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Our party of 9 felt super uncomfortable during our dinner at the Sunday River Brewing Company. I'm not sure if it was the lack of music (not even background tunes), our awkward waitress, or the weird dining room layout (way too lofty and cold.) The food was mediocre and way overpriced. Don't bother with the nachos— with the added $1... More 

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MaineUSA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I decided to stop off on the way to the condo to see how things were going under the new owners. I sat at the bar and was immediately approached by a friendly and attentive bartender. That was not the case with my last visit. He continued that way my entire stay. I had a specialty hamburger and fries .... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

At the end of a ski day, my family just likes to eat in the room, so I went out to the Sunday River Brewing Company to have a beer and bring back take-out. The beer was fantastic. I liked their stout so much that I didn't even venture to the others on the menu. On different nights we ordered... More 

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Bethel, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

New menu. I had lobster BLT with sidewinder fries. Excellent food, great service. Will definitely be going back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was good to ok, service good. Nothing good about the decor or Beer. used to be a lot better with the old owner last year. One has to worry about a brewery that sells more beer then its own..ie: bud and coors light, etc.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stopped off here for the Championship games. I think it might be under new ownership now, because the menu was a lot different. Everything we got there was great, and the buffalo wings were probably the best I ever had (maybe 5 hours of driving through ice made me a little extra hungry!).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sunday River Road, Bethel, ME 04217
    (Rt. 2)
  • Public Transportation: Mountain Explorer
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bethel
  • Phone Number: 207 824 3541

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

One of Maine’s original brew pubs open since 1992. Always has been famous for great beers including Sunday River Alt & Black Bear Porter. An innovator in “Jacuzzi cuisine” (A hybrid process of smoke & sous-vide). Winner of the 2008 Bethel Chowder cook-off. Live lobster tank on premise, fresh haddock and wild caught Atlantic salmon for seafood options. Live après-ski music Saturday 3-8.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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