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River Drivers' Restaurant

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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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Fire Rd 20d, Millinocket, ME 04462
12077235438
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
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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
Good food and a reasonable price.

Really good food at a reasonable price. The service was excellent and they worked us in without a reservation. The bar had local taps which was a bonus after a long day in Baxter State Park hiking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
David C
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Fairfax County, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Fairfax County, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Really good food at a reasonable price. The service was excellent and they worked us in without a reservation. The bar had local taps which was a bonus after a long day in Baxter State Park hiking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The grounds here are beautiful!! The food was delicious, drinks strong, and service excellent! Our server, (I'm pretty sure her name was Abby?) was great! She took us on with good humor, patience, and a smile. She was knowledgeable and friendly which was also super helpful since I have a food allergy. Prices were great and we ended up getting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's delicious, with an intensely flavorful thin broth instead of the dreaded thick goop one often gets in a chowder or bisque. There is enough butter and half and half in it to satisfy most, and the chunks of lobster do not disappoint. The view to the lake is nice and the service was excellent. I was there on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here after a long day hiking Katahdin. My dining companion had some type of fish, that I can't remember, and I had a lobster roll. Both were delicious. The servers were helpful, friendly, and attentive. The building and location are beautiful. A comfortable upscale restaurant. Wish we could have spent more time there!

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Whitehouse, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Server was very prompt and attentive, so A+ on service. Food was OK. Soup of the day, Broccoli Cheese, was nothing but a bowl of melted butter/cheese/grease. Nacho appetizer was pretty good. Not a lot of entrees to choose from. Thought there would be more seafood selections. Also thought the restaurant was right on the waterfront, but it's not. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great to have RD restaurant steps away from our cabin. Fresh food with Maine coast just an hour away and veggies, tomatoes, lettuce grow in their on-site gardens. Salmon salad was well grilled and hit the spot after a day full of outdoor activities. The flourless chocolate cake was to die for! No need to venture further for great food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went here on our way out of Baxter State Park. We were dressed in hiking clothes but it was only 4:30 so there was only one other couple. The restaurant is located overlooking a beautiful lake and nice almost new cabins. Lots of flowers. You can eat inside or out on their deck. The food was very good. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Wow, the food here is the best, in fact it was so good we went 2 nights in a row. We had the pleasure of having Julie as our server and she was a delight although we had an equally good server the second night. Crab cake sandwich and hamburgers are the best but don't leave without having the lobster... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have eaten alot of hamburgers in my long life and this burger at River Driver's is in the top five. Lots of char and juice and cooked to perfection. The menu was much more elaborate than just burgers and fries (they were awesome as well). the gazpacho was perfect temperature. Not totally refrigerated but cool and crisp where all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a great surprise at the end of a dirt road! Dinner on the patio was fantastic, with lovely views and gardens. The food was very good - a few of us enjoyed one of the daily specials. The side dishes were wonderful - fresh and full of flavor, something often overlooked by chefs. Salads are fresh and colorful with... More 

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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: 12077235438

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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