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River Drivers' Restaurant

Fire Rd 20d, Millinocket, ME 04462
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Ranked #1 of 17 restaurants in Millinocket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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87% Recommend
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English first
Houston, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Well worth the drive 3 miles out of town. Quite a nice menu of comfort and bar food with plenty of microbrews on tap. They ran nice specials on our night - microbrews for $3 and chicken wings for $.50. Service was friendly, timely and accurate.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

After a long day hiking the dirt road wasn't very promising. When we got to the restaurant there was no power. Dinner seemed to be heading for disaster, but River Driver's didn't disappoint. The location by the lake is lovely, the room is airy and pretty and the staff sure give their best. We got a good table after being... More

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Winchester, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The fries were very good, the view was very nice and the restaurant clean. The staff was very friendly. Recommend the blackened chicken.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had a lovely dinner, with excellent service. On the downside, we were sat right next to the rear door exit giving access to the main accommodation, with a door that slammed rather than clicked shut quietly, and that was oused quite a lot. That aside, it was nice to get out of town for a spell, and maybe next time... More

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Lilburn, Georgia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was a little pricier than most of the places we eat when on vacation (entrees ranging into the 20's). But we lucked up with an "All you can eat" special for $8.99 and an entree size salad for $17 (with salmon). The view was great, the service was excellent and we enjoyed our food too.

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Corinth, Maine
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126 reviews 126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is our second visit to River Drivers, and it is still wonderful. Getting there takes a bit of effort; and you'll think you are only going to a campground on Lake Millinocket. But once you walk inside the beautiful lodge with its big windows providing a view of the gardens, the waterfront, and Mt. Katahdin in the distance, you'll... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food here is a little fancier than at the other places nearby, as was the decor. Nice wine, beer, and blueberry soda. We talked to a young woman in charge of tending the garden while we explored the grounds after dinner. Everybody was super friendly and the food was delicious and still reasonably priced for the quality.

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Vernon, Connecticut, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was skeptical about this restaurant as it is in a campground and on a long dirt road. I had driven up from Millinocket. But the food and servcie were fantastic. The prices were a little high but the type and quality of the food was worth it. If this restaurant were not in a campground I would have expected... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Spent 5 days and 4 nights there with a Photo workshop Dinners were outstanding and our bag lunches were very tasty, Chicken salad sandwiches were very good and the Lobster Bisque was the best I've ever had, Will visit again

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Yes, there is great cuisine in the wilds of Northern Maine! The River Driver's Restaurant serves fantastic lunches and dinners of such freshness and quality that you will think you are in a major city, not the middle of the wilderness.

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