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River Driver’s Restaurant & Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
30 Twin Pines Rd, Millinocket, ME 04462
+1 207-723-5438
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster bisque” (24 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
30 Twin Pines Rd, Millinocket, ME 04462
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are inside tables and outside seating. The lake is nearby and makes a great setting at the outdoor tables. The menu is not terribly creative, but what we had was well prepared and served. Wine selection less than great and somewhat overpriced.

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We kept driving and driving and then - aha! - River Driver's appears. It's worth the drive. We enjoyed the lobster bisque and burgers for a late lunch while taking in the view from the back patio. The flowers in the nearby garden were blooming,...More

Thank TravellinWhirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After hiking Mount Katahdin, a dinner at River Driver's was top-notch. We started with a yummy and hearty stew appetizer, meals that included fabulous sweet potato fries, and ended the evening with an outstanding dessert that was big enough to feed three people. Highly recommend...More

Thank JennVP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After eating camp food for too many weeks, River Drivers do not dissappoint. Though it's quite far up the road from the center of Millinocket, it's worth the drive. The food was just spot on, not too much nor too little. The salmon I had...More

Thank Wilhelmina E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere! Entertained guests from away and they were equally pleased. Can't go wrong with all you can eat fish fry for $10. Crab cakes were also a hit!

Thank JKPelletier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just went for the canoe rental but decided to grab lunch and WOW. It was really good. I had the fish tacos and they were excellent. The Amabalsh Maine brewed beer was also very good. The restaraunt has a great view.

Thank Alan27605
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by this restaurant on my way out of Baxter State Park at the recommendation of a local Inn owner. The view and location is pristine. They hold a ton of events here, so the grounds are very pretty. I had a late lunch...More

Thank Tracie L
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We ate and enjoyed a cold beer here twice in September 2017. The food was excellent and there was a good selection of beer, both tap and bottle. The service was outstanding with Alise and others offering a lot of useful advice on Mount Katahdin...More

Thank psutraveler08
Reviewed 4 September 2017

A nice setting on a beautiful lake and sparkling grounds. Rural location tricky to find. Service on this night was good, but also not busy. You get the feeling, if a group comes in, service gets caught up. Food was good for the value. Lobster...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Recently stayed at the NEOC, which adjoins the River Driver, for a weekend and ate all my meals at River Driver - and ! The thoroughly enjoyed everything I tried! The staff was friendly and helpful, service was fast, the view is phenomenal. Try the...More

Thank Aspen207
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Nearby Attractions
Baxter State Park
330 reviews
22.25 km away
Maine Quest Adventures
11 reviews
25.18 km away
Mount Katahdin
185 reviews
21.43 km away
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
8 reviews
41.04 km away
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Karen L
30 August 2016|
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Response from Curtis M | Reviewed this property |
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19 June 2016|
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Response from Lash018 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is one local brew. We asked the waitress and she guided us through the selection.
4 August 2015|
Response from Matt P | Property representative |
Yes - We have a number of gluten free options on our menu (our chef has a sister that is allergic to gluten). We can make meals dairy free also - although you would have to let your server know when you are ordering so... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Twin Pines Rd, Millinocket, ME 04462
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Millinocket
  • Phone Number: +1 207-723-5438
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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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