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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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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Good Beer

This place is a brewpub, so the best aspect of this place is the beer, which is really very good. The food and service are adequate and what I would call pretty average for this kind of place. Food is typical pub food; burgers, fish and chips, pizza. The dining area is large and set up to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
runnerskier
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Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Fort Myers, Florida
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Just about the only pub around. What a great place. First night had a few issues trying to make my drink right (Seabreeze) but they got it right and for the next four visits it was awesome. The bartenders were awesome. Food was outstanding. Had the Lobster Mac and Cheese one night and and Fried Haddock Sandwich another night. We... More 

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Portland, Maine
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place is a brewpub, so the best aspect of this place is the beer, which is really very good. The food and service are adequate and what I would call pretty average for this kind of place. Food is typical pub food; burgers, fish and chips, pizza. The dining area is large and set up to accommodate large groups... More 

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New Harbor, Maine
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoyed the beers, and we were amazed at how fresh and good the fish and chips were. We visited during the off-season and found the restaurant environment to be very pleasant, but it seemed as though it would be really loud during the busy season.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice spot to get a microbrew beer after a short trip to the covered bridge. Child friendly as well. The staff was very friendly also.

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Bolton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant at 1 pm and were excited to try the food. The waitress was pleasant and brought us our drinks and app right away but then we sat, and sat and waited some more. Other people, who had arrived after us, were already eating. After an hour the waitress came back and told us someone had... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We had stopped here a few years ago on a rainy summer day.This time it was a brilliant sunny afternoon and we thoroughly enjoy the deck experience. The waitstaff let us know it was only her third day but she had complete commsnd of the menu and diverse beer and wine selections. I had the chilidog and it was fantastic.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in with our 2 kids for pizza and salad. Both were great, as well as the beer. Great, friendly service! Nice deck.

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Katy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Typical bar food, lobster roll was pretty good, but seemed as though it was made from frozen lobster. Sidewinder fries were really good. Fish and chips...well, I would not get that again...

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Bangor, Maine
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great outdoor seating Food was fast and plentiful portions Staff brought out games for bored children

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stopped here for dinner. Our server was an asian woman, very warm greeting from her and very attentive. This place does a huge bar business. Food was great. Only went here once.

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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 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Pub

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?