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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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  • 20
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Mediocre Dining Experience

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
kaitmarie
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The only good thing about this place was the musician. He was placed in a corner and sang the length of our dinner, without a break. He had an excellent repetoire of songs. The food was burgers and fried everything. The salad was almost inedible. The service was poor despite there being a ton of waiters. Everything was served at... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Dropped in after a Great ski day for some cold local brew and eats. They didn't have all their taps running and the food was just OK . The bartender said they didn't have all their permits ? We will try again this ski season as it use to be a great Apre Ski Spot Not sure why it got... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Greek Salad and lobster roll excellent. New owners seem to be doing a nice job. Have gone twice and each time it was clean, food was good and service better than expected. Menu may seem limited but quality is worth it. i am thrilled with this experience considering they also own the Black Diamond which is a bit disappointing.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Everything was just okay here. The food was average and service fine but I would not rush back here again as there are much better places around the mountain resort to eat at.

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