Northern Outdoors Restaurant

Restaurant and Brewery in The Forks, Maine

Northern Outdoors is home to Kennebec River Pub & Brewery, with a varied menu and delicious beer brewed right on-site! Grab a seat in the open timbered lodge, or sit on the deck and enjoy the sunshine!

Full Service Restaurant at Northern Outdoors

The Kennebec River Pub & Brewery’s restaurant menu is inspired by the flavors found in our craft beers. We take great pride in providing fresh food and drinks for our guests, and supporting local businesses when possible. Much of our fried food is hand-battered, and all of our chicken and haddock is marinated in fresh Kennebec River Brewery ale. We feature local ingredients when possible, including Maine-roasted Carrabassett Coffee and fresh Maine Grains in our beer. We are committed to crafting fresh, flavorful, high-quality food and beer for the enjoyment of our guests. Cheers!

Restaurant Menu


Bruschetta $11

Diced tomatoes, garlic, and basil pesto atop melted mozzarella crostini drizzled in a balsamic reduction.

Nachos $16 large | $11 small

Fresh fried tortilla chips with melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, tomato, onion, bell pepper, jalapeños, and black olives. Served with house salsa and sour cream.
Add chicken, chili, pulled pork, or ground beef $6

Poutine Fries $12

Steak fries topped with brown gravy, melted cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, and bacon.

Fried Pickles $10

Served with ranch or chili garlic aioli.

Fried Green Beans $10

Served with horseradish garlic aioli.

Hummus Plate $16

Creamy hummus served with fresh carrots, celery, broccoli, and a warm-cauliflower flatbread (gluten free).


Fried Mozzarella $10

Crispy fried mozzarella curds served with marinara.

Chicken Crunchers $13

Hand-breaded chicken tenders marinated in the chef’s choice of KRB brew. Served with your choice of wing sauce.

New England Crab Cakes $19

Lump crab meat mixed with bell peppers, red onion, and bread crumbs. Pan-seared and served with sweet chili aioli.

Chips and Salsa $9

Fresh fried tortilla chips with house salsa.

Chicken Wings $15

6 wings | Additional wings $2 each

Rotisserie wings, fried and tossed in your choice of house-made wing sauce and served with celery and carrots, bleu cheese or ranch.

Bacon maple bourbon, chili lime ranch, blueberry BBQ, garlic Parmesan, honey sriracha, or buffalo. Extra sauces: $1.50


Chili $10
Smothered in cheese and served with house-made cornbread.
Soup or Chowder of the Day

Please ask your server. Cup or bowl.

French Onion Soup $9
Classic French Onion baked with a garlic crostini and melted provolone.


Caesar Salad $11

Romaine lettuce topped with shaved Parmesan cheese and house-made croutons, tossed in creamy Caesar dressing.

House Salad $11

Mixed greens and Romaine lettuce topped with tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, shaved carrots, bell peppers and house-made croutons with your choice of dressing.

Summer Berry Salad $14

Fresh spinach and mixed greens topped with feta, fresh blueberries, walnuts, onion, cucumber, and grape tomatoes, served with a cranberry balsamic vinaigrette.

Buffalo Chicken Salad $16

Romaine lettuce topped with tomato, cucumber, onion, and crispy buffalo chicken tenders with shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, ranch or bleu cheese dressing.

Northern Burger Salad $17

Romaine lettuce topped with all natural beef burger, red onions, pickles, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and served with the Big Northern sauce. 

Add Ons
Add to any salad: grilled chicken $6 | Pan-seared salmon $15 | Steak tips $16

Dressing: Italian, Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette, Big Northern, Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette


All natural beef burgers, served on a Brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, steak fries and a pickle. Substitute onion rings or sweet potato fries $3, side house or Caesar salad $4, gluten free bun $3

All-American Burger $17

Topped with American Cheese and bacon.

Northern Burger $17

Topped with red onion, pickles, cheddar cheese, and Big Northern Sauce.

The Woodsman Burger $18

Sauteed onions and mushrooms with melted cheddar and bacon in blueberry BBQ sauce.

Hiker’s Burger $25

DOUBLE burger patties with bacon, onion rings, cheddar cheese and mushrooms smothered in a bacon maple bourbon sauce.

Veggie Burger $16

Grilled garden patty with cheddar cheese and topped with Big Northern sauce.


Served on Brioche buns with lettuce, tomato, a side of steak fries and a pickle. Substitute onion rings or sweet potato fries $3, side house or Caesar salad $4, gluten free bun $3

Marinated Portobello Sandwich $14
Large portobello mushroom on brioche bun with sauteed onions and peppers, Swiss cheese, and pesto.
Crab Cake Sandwich $19

Pan seared house made crab cake topped with red onion and sweet chili aioli.

Reuben $16

Shaved corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Northern sauce on grilled marble rye.

Fried Haddock Sandwich $17

Topped with homemade lemon tartar sauce.

Pulled Pork Sandwich $16

BBQ pulled pork with melted cheddar and topped with deep-fried onion rings.

Meatloaf Sandwich $18

Bacon wrapped meatloaf on a toasted roll with sautéed mushrooms, onions, blueberry BBQ, and melted Swiss.

Grilled Chicken Bacon Caesar Wrap $16

Grilled chicken wrapped with romaine lettuce, bacon, Parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing.


Chipotle Chicken Bacon Wrap $16

Grilled chicken wrapped with lettuce, tomato, onion and bacon in a chipotle ranch dressing.

Buffalo Chicken Wrap $16

Crispy chicken tossed in buffalo sauce, wrapped with lettuce, tomato and your choice of ranch or bleu cheese dressing.

Bruschetta Chicken Wrap $16

Grilled chicken wrapped with lettuce, tomato, pesto, mozzarella cheese, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction.

Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich $16

Our house crispy chicken, served with bacon and cheddar cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato, and honey sriracha sauce.

Classic BLT $14

Crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, and tomato with mayo on toasted white bread.

Soup & Sandwich of the Day $15

Check the special board for today’s combo!


Served with steak fries. Sub onion rings or sweet potato $3, side house or Caesar salad $4

Chicken Basket $15

KRB marinated, hand-breaded chicken tenders with your choice of house-made sauce.

Fish and Chips $17

A house classic! Beer batter dredged haddock served with our house lemon tartar sauce.

Build Your Own Pizza

House tossed 12″ local dough from the Good Crust, with your choice of toppings!

12″ Cheese Pizza $15

Meat | $3 each

Sausage, ham, turkey, bacon, pepperoni, ground beef, chicken.

Veggies | $1.25 each

Mushrooms, onions, peppers, spinach, tomato, broccoli, olives, jalapenos, garlic.

Extra cheese | $2 each

American, cheddar, feta, mozzarella, Swiss.


Served on ten-inch cauliflower crust and brushed with olive oil (gluten free)
Add veggies $1 each | Ham or sausage $5 | Grilled chicken $6
Veggies: spinach, tomato, onion, peppers, mushrooms, garlic)

Classic Cheese $15

Mozzarella, Parmesan, and marinara.

Chicken Bruschetta $21

Diced tomatoes, garlic & basil pesto with grilled chicken. Topped with melted mozzarella drizzled with balsamic reduction.

Pesto Veggie $18

Spinach, tomato, garlic and onion topped with mozzarella and drizzled in pesto.

Dinner Entrees

Add a side Caesar or garden salad $5

Steak Tips $31

10 oz. marinated tips grilled to your liking, accompanied by smashed potato and seasonal vegetable.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf $21

MJ’s famous meatloaf recipe wrapped in bacon and baked in house made blueberry BBQ sauce, served with smashed potatoes and seasonal vegetable.

Pulled Pork $17

Pulled pork in blueberry BBQ sauce over house-made cornbread and served with seasonal vegetable.

Pesto Linguine $14

Topped with sauteed grape tomatoes, garlic, onion and spinach, drizzled with pesto. Served with garlic crostini.
Add Chicken $6 | Pulled pork $6 | Salmon $15 | Steak tips $16

Northern Mac N’ Cheese $15

Add Chicken $6 | Pulled pork $6 | Salmon $15 | Steak tips $16

Homemade, cheesy and delicious! Served with garlic toasts.

Buffalo Mac N’ Cheese $19

Our crispy chicken tenders tossed in buffalo, served on mac and cheese, topped with bleu cheese crumbles, buffalo drizzle, and served with garlic crostini.

Rotating Specials

Check with your server for the nightly special!

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The Kennebec River Pub & Brewery are located on-site of Northern Outdoors in The Forks, Maine

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