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Hawk's Nest Restaurant & Pub

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American, Bar, Pub
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2989 US Rte 201, West Forks, ME 04985-5046
+1 207-663-2020
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Caratunk, Maine
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The new cook at the Hawk's Nest is excellent! My husband and I had a delicious meal here today. I had non-gluten crab cakes with a quinoa side and roasted garlic fiddleheads. My husband like to get steamed mussels when we go out somewhere, and tonight he had big bowl of perfectly done mussels with linguini. We both had house... More 

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bar harbor maine
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The food is all frozen food they explain it like it is home made but it is all frozen food down to a simple chicken wing.

Thank bfizzel
Sarah D, Owner at Hawk's Nest Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

We work hard to offer good food and friendly service, and I’m sorry that we didn’t meet your expectations. You stated that on your recent visit, all of our food is frozen, but in actuality , that is not the case. Yes indeed our chicken wings are frozen, as are all our fried foods. It is a common practice in... More 

Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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143 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Friendly looking place with a great terrace overlooking the Old Canada Road. We just had coffee and tea so we cannot say anything about the food but we would really recommend the place itself.

Thank Bert W
Salem, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Pleasantly surprised when the food measured up to the charming appearance of this terrific pub and restaurant. Stooped for lunch en route to Moosehead region. Homemade tomatoe basil soup worthy of any gastro-farm-to-table seeking foodie! Sandwich ingredients were fresh. Wish we had been in the area to try dinner here. Definitely this place on the list for meals or lodging... More 

Thank Pamela W
central Maine
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great hot sausage and Chicken wrap sandwiches. Good selection of beer! Great view of the river. Friendly staff made us feel at home.

Thank geolahti
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We drove home from old Quebec city on the very winding route 201. After crossing the border we started looking for a place to stop and rest ,eat and have a beer! We drove for miles on this very winding road where 40 to 50 miles an hour was the best I could do and remain safe so the trip... More 

Thank 53jerryz
Manchester, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 June 2016

First time at this restaurant. Food was very good. Atmosphere relaxing and casual. It is set up on a bit of a hill, so the view is gorgeous. You can even watch rafters as they complete their rafting trip down the Dead river. Prices are reasonable. We would go back again.

Thank dundeal
Lancaster, PA
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157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Since seeing Moxie Falls is a must if you're passing through here, be SURE to stop in at the Hawk's Nest for a meal. As other reviewers have said, the building itself is worth visiting, but the food and views of the river make this place special. The staff is wonderful and the resident dogs are sweethearts.

Thank Mark_and_Neida
Saco, Maine
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Great restaurant to visit, especially in the winter and snowmobiling. Follow the trails to some great food and super company. Warm up by the fireplace sipping an adult beverage or some hot cocoa. Great view of the river too.

Thank Denise R
Reisterstown, Maryland
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Really friendly people, and when I went it was very empty. So I sat with two nice dogs near by me keeping me company. The two nights that I ate there the food was good, but the dish had very little noddles in it for the amount of money.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2989 US Rte 201, West Forks, ME 04985-5046
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  West Forks
  • Phone Number: +1 207-663-2020
The Hawk's Nest Lodge is located in Maine's western mountains along the Dead River and Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway between the Maine coast and Quebec. Experience Maine's world class white water rafting, fishing, ATVing, and hiking during the spring, summer and fall. Enjoy spectacular Maine snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter. Our lodge in West Forks, Maine includes a restaurant, pub, huge deck overlooking the Dead River, comfortable suites equipped with satellite TVs and a Maine cabin rental on the banks of the Dead River.

The Hawk's Nest Lodge is a popular location for motorcycle, ATV and snowmobile touring clubs that are traveling through Maine's fantastic scenery.

Complete with a Maine vacation cabin rental, deluxe suites, pub and restaurant, our lodge is the perfect location for your Maine vacation.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?