Northern Outdoors Restaurant

Hearty pub food and craft beer in the middle of the woods

Grab a seat in the open-timbered lodge, or sit on the deck and enjoy the sunshine. Varied menu and delicious beer, served daily in our full service restaurant!

Brew Pub Style Restaurant

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at our full-service restaurant at Northern Outdoors in The Forks, Maine. Our pub serves up fresh food daily and has a rainbow of beers on tap from our on-site brewery. Kennebec River Brewery, brewing fresh Maine craft beer since ’96, is the only Maine Beer Trail destination at an Adventure Resort. Fuel up with some Carrabassett Coffee and a Hiker’s Breakfast before a day on the river or the trails; and kick back after your adventures with a Magic Hole IPA and a Woodsman Burger.

  • Bloody Mary special
  • fish and chips
  • server deck

Seasons & Hours

Summer and Fall

May 6th, 2022 – October 30th, 2022
7am–9pm Daily
*Bar open later

Hunting Season

October 31 – November 20, 2022
Monday-Thursday: 4pm–9pm
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 7am–9pm
*Closing at 2pm November 21st

Snowmobile Season

December 29 – March TBD, 2023
7am–9pm Daily

Restaurant Menu

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 lager. We feature Pineland Farms Maine-raised all natural beef burgers, 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!


Bruschetta $10

Diced tomatoes, garlic, and fresh tomato atop melted mozzarella crostini in a balsamic reduction.

Nachos $16 large | $10 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 $10

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 $14

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

Fried Mozzarella Sticks $10

Crispy fried mozzarella sticks 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

Beer brined and perfectly fried. 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: $1.00


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.

Buddha Bowl $14

One bowl, packed with all the nutrients! Quinoa, spinach, walnuts, and seasonal vegetables.

Add Ons

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

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


All natural, grass-fed 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 $2

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 $2

Crab Cake Sandwich $19

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

Marinated Portobello Sandwich $14

Large portobello mushroom on a brio bun with sauteed onions * peppers, Swiss cheese, and tomato pesto.

Reuben $15

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.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich $15

With bacon and cheddar and topped with blueberry BBQ sauce.

Meatloaf Sandwich $18

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

Chicken Caesar Bacon 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 $15

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

Bruschetta Chicken Wrap $15

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

Montreal Grilled Chicken $15

Freshly grilled chicken breast rubbed with Montreal seasoning, topped with Swiss cheese, sautéed onions and bell peppers, drizzled with pesto.

Classic BLT $13

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.


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.

Pesto Veggie $17

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

Chicken Bruschetta $21

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

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

Add Chicken $6 | Salmon $16 | Steak tips $16

Topped with sauteed grape tomatoes, garlic, onion, and spinach, drizzled with pesto. Served with garlic crostini.

Northern Mac N’ Cheese $16

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

Homemade, cheesy and delicious! Served with garlic toasts.

Buffalo Mac N’ Cheese $21

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

Lodging at the Brewery
Cozy Cabin Summer

Cabins and Camping in walking distance to the Pub & Brewery


Map Adventure Resort

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

The Maine Beer Trail