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River Drivers' Restaurant

Fire Rd 20d, Millinocket, ME 04462
207-723-5438
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Ranked #2 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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English first
Dedham, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The food was fantistic but I would have to take points away for the time we waited for our meal after the order was taken. We waited a full hour before the soup arrived so the meal was an hour and 15 min wait. I could understand this if we were having alcoholic drinks but we only had water and... More

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New York City, New York, Usa
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134 reviews 134 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This was a very, very good restaurant. The friendly service, quality of fresh food, the presentation, and the wine list were really appreciated. The menu was quite sophisticated, and the combination of friendly efficient service made this place a winner. It is informal and family friendly as well.

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Scarborough, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had an early dinner at the Restaurant. The staff is very friendly and outside seating was pleasant. The food was presented in an attractive manner, although the portions were quite small. The meals were delivered very quickly, almost too quick. The salads were fresh and very colorful. Vegetables are grown on site during the summer. My entree, Grilled Orange... More

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Cumberland Center, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stumbled upon this resort while looking for a dinner place before heading into Baxter. The location is beautiful and the food was first rate. Happened to be a Friday night so my daughter ordered the all you can eat fish fry (great value). After dinner we walked down to the shore and enjoyed the views of Mount Katahdin across... More

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Hamburg, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were staying at one of the NEOC cabins and after a long day of adventure we headed to the River Driver's restaurant. It was a very busy Saturday evening and we did not have a reservation. After a short wait we were seated at a table next to the bar and had a very friendly waitress who gave us... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant was a little more upscale than the places available in Millinocket. They had a good selection of local and imported beers and my wife and I both enjoyed our entrees. Leave room for the whoopee pies!

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Orchard Lake, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In the middle of the boonies is the River Driver's Restaurant that proved to be a great find. Stephanie was a great, attentive and cheerful waitress who shared local info with us. Burger was great, nice atmosphere albeit the noisy atmosphere. I would return to the River Driver's.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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Portugal
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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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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