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River Drivers' Restaurant

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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
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Fire Rd 20d, Millinocket, ME 04462
207-723-5438
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: To highlight our water and woods location, the New England Outdoor Center...
To highlight our water and woods location, the New England Outdoor Center offers guests a choice of dining experiences. The River Drivers restaurant has long served as a fine dining option complimenting the high spirits of our pub. The new River Drivers offers a refined dining experience, where a vibrant atmosphere and good food are the key elements. The location overlooks Mt. Katahdin and Millinocket Lake. The restaurant, open daily, serves high-quality American food and uses in-season, fresh and local ingredients.
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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful fittlehead soup rocks!

Server was extra helpful and the view while eating was wonderful. Prices reasonable and burgers tasted extra special cooked as requested.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Rhonda F
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Server was extra helpful and the view while eating was wonderful. Prices reasonable and burgers tasted extra special cooked as requested.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I still dream about the food here. Everything was either an original creation or a common dish done better than I've had anywhere else. And to top it off, the prices are fair. We went in the off season so it was nice and quiet and we had a great view of the lake. Our waitress was patient and attentive.... More 

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Maine
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I really enjoyed this place. It is so beautiful and has a great view of Katahdin. The service was very good with very friendly staff. We started with bread that was so good with oil and parmasan cheese. Apps were chicken wings that were well cooked, meaty with real good flavor. The cup of lobster stew was very tasty. I... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a great place to stop in after a cold day of Snowmobiling or after a day of white water rafting. The restaurant is warm and inviting. The food is superb and much better than you would expect for it's location. Have had haddock there many times and it's always great and cooked perfectly. They seem to use some... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Salmon was on a dinner buffet. It was perfect, not overcooked or dry. There was also a tasty breaded chicken breast, vegetables with a little crunch. The service was very good.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I will admit we were the only ones there in the middle of December but the view atmosphere and staff were all wonderful as was the food!

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mllinocket
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visit here often. Always a joy whether coming off the trail or going out to dinner. I have hesitated on ordering tuna because other places often serve tuna that taste like tuna fish. The tuna at this restaurant taste more like something you might find at your best sushi bar. Just another example of the owners Midas touch. Charlie

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Ellsworth, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A friend and I visited River Drivers' Restaurant when we were on a leaf-peeping day trip. The lunch and a walk with our dogs around the beautiful campground turned out to be the highlights of the day. I was glad that there were a number of vegetarian options, and the menu noted that gluten-free selections were also available. I had... More 

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Morris, IL
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

After coming off of our moose tour we never expected a high quality full service restaurant and bar with menu choices you'd only expect to find in the city...but here it was. The meals for the four of us ranged from seafood to chicken with delicious appetizers. We soon forgot our disappointment and enjoyed bantering with the waitress and staff.... More 

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West Kennebunk, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Excellent food and service in a beautiful with spectacular view of Mt Katahdin. Well worth the drive from Millinocket. Now we want to return to rent one of the lovely cabins located on the property.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fire Rd 20d, Millinocket, ME 04462
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Millinocket
  • Phone Number: 207-723-5438

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic

Description

To highlight our water and woods location, the New England Outdoor Center offers guests a choice of dining experiences. The River Drivers restaurant has long served as a fine dining option complimenting the high spirits of our pub. The new River Drivers offers a refined dining experience, where a vibrant atmosphere and good food are the key elements. The location overlooks Mt. Katahdin and Millinocket Lake. The restaurant, open daily, serves high-quality American food and uses in-season, fresh and local ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?