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River Drivers' Restaurant

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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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Fire Rd 20d, Millinocket, ME 04462
12077235438
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    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
Beautiful location, great food, friendly staff!

This is a beautiful location with a beautiful building. The decor fits the area perfectly! The waitress was very friendly and helpful as we decided what to order. I ordered a special and my husband ordered the haddock topped with lobster. Both were delicious and well worth the price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
sfmom15
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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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Spanish Fort, Alabama
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful location with a beautiful building. The decor fits the area perfectly! The waitress was very friendly and helpful as we decided what to order. I ordered a special and my husband ordered the haddock topped with lobster. Both were delicious and well worth the price.

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Thank sfmom15
Turner
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service,great food and awesome atmosphere. Can't wait to go back. Gluten free friendly and yummy! Would stay in there cabins if knew of this place before visiting.highly recommend.

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Thank Vicky L
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year a colleague and myself head to the East Millinocket area for business and are frankly not always looking forward to the dining opportunities available. We had heard about this place that was a little ways away from where we were staying but thought we would go for the little drive. And boy was it worth it!!! Best lobster... More 

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Thank quokks
Hartford CT
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I was surprised at all the 5 star reviews, and would not want to be critical of people trying to meet a need in a 'way, way out of the way' area. Maybe we were there on an off night? Anyway, the chicken marsala had to be sent back to the kitchen; chicken simply too tough to chew, and 'noodles'... More 

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Thank Mrjamie
Mercer ME
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly service, excellent menu choices, and great meal. Would love to go again.

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Thank hfhv24
New Hampton, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

An unexpected gem. My fiance and I originally chose River Drivers' as the nearest restaurant open to our campground in October. However, we were immediately taken aback by the beauty of this fitting lodges construction, setting, and service. Initially, I had trouble taking to my seat as I explored the local nature photography adorning the inside walls. We found the... More 

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Thank Kris M M
Durham, North Carolina
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We loved the whole experience! Spent time out near the lake/beach and then went inside for dinner. Great fish dinner followed by a bonfire where we enjoyed talking with folks who work at River Drivers.

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Thank saskrd
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We came here two days in a row because the first night was so delicious we had to come back again the next day and get another dose of this wonderful restaurant! Friendly staff that are very attentive! We ordered the nachos for an appetizer the first night...by far the best we have ever eaten and pay the extra $4... More 

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Thank Tiffany K
Glendale, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Great upscale food, fresh fish, delicious lobster rolls, wine , full bar. Woodsy setting on the lake. Personnel gave great service and our Birthday Party enjoyed thier Ooey Gooey dessert, their signature dish.

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Thank Mainer47
Bridgewater, Canada
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459 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Nestled close to the banks of a lake and back a dirt road, this was a surprising find for dinner. High quality meal in a cabin style building with a very rustic feel that fits perfect with the surroundings. There is seating outside with a fire pit as well. It's not right on the lake, but a close walk so... More 

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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: 12077235438

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic

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 - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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