River Driver Restaurant & Pub

River Driver Restaurant & Pub

Award winning restaurant on Millinocket Lake

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Our Story

The River Driver’s Restaurant is an award-winning restaurant on Millinocket Lake with direct views of Mount Katahdin – Maine’s highest mountain; North Bound End of the Appalachian Trail. The restaurant is family-friendly and offers a diverse menu prepared by our chefs in-house and featuring quality American fare highlighted by seasonal, local, and fresh ingredients.

The name “River Driver’s” comes from the old days when logs were transported down the river by “river drivers,” who were the men who guided the logs along the waterways. Our whitewater rafting adventures have replaced logging runs and river drives and the more upscale fare has replaced the rustic stews that were once made in the logging camps of Maine.

We host weddings, meetings, and events year-round and we have lodging right on site overlooking Millinocket Lake.

Please contact us for more information.

The Chef

Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager, Chelse Cram, is inspired by fresh ingredients, local and seasonally available produce, interesting color, flavor combinations, and textures that please the palette. Inspiration for seasonings and spices come from across the globe. Chelse has been with New England Outdoor Center since 2016. Her sophisticated palate, love for real food, and drive to locally sourced ingredients – is what creates top quality dishes in our restaurant.

We thank you for dining with us and experiencing all that New England Outdoor Center has to offer.


*Sous-Chef – Bryan Leavey

*Front of House Manager – Mallory Russell


Restaurant Features

Open Year Round?

Not Open Year Round

Meals Served


Delivery Services?

Does Not Offer Delivery

Today Closed UTC-4

11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Monday
    11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Thursday
    11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Friday
    11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Saturday
    11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Sunday
    11:00 AM - 09:00 PM


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