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Sunday River Brewing Company

Sunday River Road, Bethel, ME 04217
207 824 3541
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Ranked #19 of 31 restaurants in Bethel
Price range: $0 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Rt. 2
Transit: Mountain Explorer
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.
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48% Recommend
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English first
southern NH
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We visited this restaurant during what the locals call, "Mud Season" We enjoyed great sandwiches made at lunch time and we loved visiting with other guests who live in the area. The bartender was friendly and helped us select just the right beer! We had a great lunch with good service.

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Arlington, Virginia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My husband and I had just come back from a hike of Mt. Wills and stopped by this restaurant for an early dinner. The place reminded me of a local bar, with most of the folks seated at the bar watching sports on the TVs. Our service was fine, and the food was tasty. Nothing spectacular but the food was... More

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Fairfield, Maine
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54 reviews 54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Sunday River Brewing Company is about a two minute drive from the base of Sunday Mountain Ski Resort and is one of the few places open year near the mountain around to eat. This was my first trip to the restaurant and having just finished up the Though Mountain Challenge hours before I can say I was starving and ready... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Used to come here all the time for a beer and a snack.. The last few times my husband and I have been it's been nothing but local/employees partying and acting less than accommodating and professional. Don't know if we will ever return or recommend! A real let down of what used to be a great place...two thumbs down!!

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Buffalo, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Food is OK , but not special. Good place to go come off the mountain from skiing. They brew their own beers which are good and a gathering place for happy hour. Their nachos are really good!!! I do come here, but not at the top of my list. Just for the drinks and people.

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Saint John, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Everything was great. Sausage was awesome and made on site. Fresh ground burgers and great brew. French onion soup was great and obvious baked in an oven. Staff was super friendly.

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Arlington, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

What started out as a great local brew pub with solid menu options seems to have been trying to figure out what different it could become. For a while the menu seemed to have more options above and beyond the nachos and burgers. The most recent incarnation has a more limited menu with an emphasis on sausages - shifting to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Great selection of local and other mico-beers. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the beer selections and the food menu. Sausage is homemade and excellent as our the fries.

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Ireland, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Been visiting this place for years and it used to be great. The quality of food is way lower than it used to be and the service on the last couple of visits terrible. Had to go to the bar to ask for server to return to the table. Options close to the slopes are limited but we've been here... More

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Portland, Maine, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Last year we started coming here after a day at the slopes instead of sticking around the actual mountain. We found great happy hour drink deals along with free wings, how can you go wrong! The IPA is very tasty and the menu is more robust than you might think. Great wedge salad, great French onion soup and a huge... More

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