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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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7:00 am - 9:30 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
Dinner

We enjoyed it much we came back for a second dinner. Had the fiddlehead soup yum. Service was slow on one evening ,leisurely on the other. Had the blackened salmon it was delicious! Second visit had the tuna and it was also delicious. Highly recommend this Reasturant although it's not quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
amy h
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed it much we came back for a second dinner. Had the fiddlehead soup yum. Service was slow on one evening ,leisurely on the other. Had the blackened salmon it was delicious! Second visit had the tuna and it was also delicious. Highly recommend this Reasturant although it's not quite excellent it miles above the other local Choices!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Both nights we were in the area we are at River Driver's. Everything was superb, but the lobster stew was the best ever! Be sure to walk down to the point bc the view is majestic and you can't know that simply by sitting beside a window in the restaurant.

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Tampa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This restaurant in near the Golden Road entrance. It had a nice view of Millinocket Lake. Price was average and the menu was limited. I believe the limited menu works for them. The food was excellent. Great portions. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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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
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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 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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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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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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Additional Information about River Drivers' Restaurant

Address: Fire Rd 20d, Millinocket, ME 04462
Phone Number: 207-723-5438
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Millinocket
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
Average Prices: USD $10 to $32
Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary

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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 to $32
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, 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 - 9:00 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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