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River Driver’s Restaurant & Pub

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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
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30 Twin Pines Rd, Millinocket, ME 04462
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There aren't many dining opportunities in the Millinocket area, but this one is solid. River Driver's is about 15 miles out of town, closer to Baxter Park. We ate there twice and had very favorable experiences. Our waitress brought our dinners, apologized that there weren't enough fries ready when the rest of our food was ready (there were plenty), and... More 

Thank laurenceb284
Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Before we even looked at a menu we walked quickly past the patio and flower and vegetable gardens to reach the lake's edge which had stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Sun was getting lower on the horizon, so with phone cameras in hand we snapped as many pictures as we could before heading back to the restaurant. The menu... More 

Thank Sharon R
ho chi minh city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We tried to book a room in Twin Pine Camping at New England Outdoor Center, but in high season, unforturnately can not. Be interested by landscape photos in Tripadvisor, we tried to go there at 4pm in a windy day. Not so far from Millinocket, 16 miles, easy to go with nice road. The frist impression, the main wooden building... More 

Thank thuphong
New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were happily surprised to find this restaurant when we climbed Katahdin a few years ago. It's still here, but in a very different location - 8 miles from town, towards Baxter State Park. As others have said, great views of Katahdin across a lake. We ate outside and loved it. Good service. Ordinary, if poor, wine by the glass... More 

Thank RomeTheSecondTime
Millinocket, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a 40 year vow renewal event. The lake side spot with Katahdin in the background was spectacular. The canoe filled with beer and shrimp bascatta,vegetables, cheeses and fruit were excellent appetizers. The buffet lobster pasta and roast beef , fried chicken, veg. blend, potatos and fresh salads, with breads were excellent, my hat off to the chef. The... More 

Thank Randy J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some had dinner some lunch. All were great. Brandy served us and was great. Only downside, no room for pie! We all had a great time after a ride through Baxter.

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Stockton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had several delicious dinners here over several days. Everyone just wanted to keep eating here so we did as much as possible. Good food and drink. Lovely setting.

Thank jancathip
Apex, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast a River Driver's. There was a buffet the day we ate there (I am not sure if that is the norm), and they had fresh fruit, pastries, bacon and sausage, yogurt, etc. We served ourselves and chose a table outside overlooking the lake. Coffee was great -- service was good as well. I would like... More 

Thank cogaha
Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Blueberry Pie a la mode! Sugar crystals on the flaky crust and the filling was prepared perfectly with the right amount of juice and berries! We returned for diner the next night. I had a side salad which was made with fresh greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and cheese. My main course was the haddock special with fresh veggies. I did... More 

Thank vjv2007
Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...service was poor at best. We waited at least 45 between bread and our dinner with no attention what-so-ever from our waitress. After staring down her down we were told that our meal was being plated. It still took 10+ mins to arrive. But once it arrived it was delicious!!! Had the chicken and the salmon. Both flavorful and well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $32
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Twin Pines Rd, Millinocket, ME 04462
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Millinocket
  • Phone Number: 12077235438
Discover award winning dining in a relaxed setting with menu choices ranging from pub offerings to gourmet cuisine - all prepared by our in-house chefs with the most discerning foodie in mind. Whether you are planning a romantic dinner for two, a family get-together of fun, or a large group function - River Driver's diverse menu of freshly prepared food is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Situated on Millinocket Lake with dramatic and ever changing views of Katahdin, River Driver offers an unparalleled regional dining experience. Arrive early and ask one of our talented bar tenders to mix up one of our seasonal beverages or to suggest a craft beer or fine wine from our extensive selection.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?