Here is your starting guide to some great dining options in The Forks!
Boatman’s Bar & Grill is the home for the rafters! This restaurant serves awesome pub-style food and has a full-service bar. With inside bar seating and and outside dining, Boatman’s is a versatile and fun place to enjoy a delicious meal. You can hang out with local river guides after a day of rafting, enjoy dinner watching a bonfire, and soak in the rustic atmosphere of this refurbished farmhouse. Boatman’s is where the party is at– they have huge bonfires every weekend, Karaoke Nights, Beer Pong Tournaments, and more. (Events have been altered the summer of 2020 due to COVID-19, but the upbeat atmosphere still remains, and social distancing is made easier with tons of outside seating).
Monday – Wednesday: 4 pm – 9 pm (Takeout only)
Thursday – Sunday: 4 pm – 11 pm
If you’re looking for a delicious meal with a beautiful riverside view, head to the Inn by the River. Perched atop a hill overlooking the Kennebec River, it offers unparalleled views, a charming atmosphere, and both fine & casual dining. Enjoy an early breakfast and coffee on the porch as you watch the hummingbirds flitting around their feeders, or have a family dinner on the lawn as the sun sets over the River, or a romantic fireside dinner. The Inn houses a full-service bar, and has both inside and outdoor seating on the porch and the lawn. If you’re looking for both fun and food, the Inn also has lodging, tubing, and proximity to hiking, rafting, and more.
Sunday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm
Friday – Saturday: 7 am – 10 pm
Looking for a quick shop? Here is the store for you! The Trading Post has it all: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and even camping supplies. Their fresh food options include: cold-cut sandwiches, homemade baked goods, salads, fruit, and lots of assorted groceries. They also serve hot sandwiches including: cheeseburgers, pizza, and steak-n-cheese sandwiches, ready to pick up and go! Located right in front of Boatman’s Bar and Grill, the Trading Post also offers takeout from Boatman’s Bar & Grille seven days a week. You can also find souvenirs, beverages, ice, firewood, toiletries, camping needs and more here!
Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm
Friday – Sunday: 7 am – 10 pm
Takeout: 11 am – 7:30 pm, 7 days a week