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River Driver’s Restaurant & Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, 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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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a lot of upscale dining in Millinocket so this was a wonderful surprise. The only thing that surpassed the food was the view of Katahdin and the sunset. Our server and the woman working at the gift counter were both extremely friendly and we enjoyed talking to them. The menu had some different options and our food was delicious.

Thank Laura C
Bangor, Maine
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit here, staff are friendly and helpful, food is delicious and the views and unreal. A great destination!

Thank Tanya237
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348 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here after a drive on the Golden Road. The food was good and the service was excellent. It is a great location and is worth a visit.

Thank Milford_PaMooseman
Camden, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for lunch and had the fish and chips. Food was amazing! It's in a great location, and the service was great! Food came pretty quickly after we ordered it, even for a group of six people. I'd certainly come here again.

Thank alexwinn1998
West Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended for us to go to for our anniversary dinner, and considering the very way out remote location, it is very good. We dressed up for the occasion, but you don't really need to as they know their neighborhood. I don't know if the place had a second floor which would have given the touted view a... More 

Thank David W
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant we found in the area, near Millinocket. View from window of the lake is beautiful. Even met Senator Collins there! Every course was great, very highly recommended.

Thank Ellen S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely the nicest place to get dinner in the area with excellent views, nice lounge with local brews & fire to stand around outside. Great place to wander down to the lake after to catch the stars. Service was good although a little disorganized.

Thank Kara H
North Port, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here after taking the late afternoon "Moose Tour" at NEOC and had a cheeseburger for dinner. The burger and the fries were both good. It was a Friday night around 8 PM, and the place was jumping with activity. If you are staying in the area this place has a great vibe in the evenings, especially if you... More 

Thank Greg S
The Mountains
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The meal was excellent, and the service was good. We walked outside and enjoyed the sunset by the lake after our meal. My wife had the salmon, and I had the NY Steak with French fries. My wife raved about the salmon, and I really enjoyed the fries with gravy cheese curd...a must try! The steak was just OK. Some... More 

Thank Mark L
Matt P, Owner at River Driver’s Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Great, comments, the timing for my response, like the poster of the President, has lingered longer then it should! I put up the poster when President Obama designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, as I felt he had brought new hope to the region with this leap towards economic diversification. I had not intended to leave it up... More 

Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Front desk at our hotel recommended this place for dinner - glad we listened. The location is off of an unpaved fire road off the road to Baxter (we were happy that the hotel gave us directions). View was perfect as was the meal. Homemade bread was fresh. We all had the night's special: fettuccine with a butternut squash Alfredo... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $32
American, Bar, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?