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Hawk's Nest Restaurant & Pub

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in West Forks $$ - $$$ American, ,
2989 US Rte 201, West Forks, ME 04985-5046
+1 207-663-2020
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (9 reviews)
“chicken wrap” (2 reviews)
“dead river” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2989 US Rte 201, West Forks, ME 04985-5046
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Reasonable prices, good food, they have beautiful rooms, all very close to rafting excursions. Right along the highway, easy in and out.

Thank indyvagabond
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views were greatm the carvings were incredible and the food was delicious at a fair price. Quite honestly, we were leery of stopping at first, as it was the only restaurant for MILES...but it was well worth it. We both had the philly cheesesteak...More

Thank mliska
Sarah D, Owner at Hawk's Nest Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you stopped by! Please come again.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

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...More

Thank Rebecca Y
Reviewed 9 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.More

Thank bfizzel
Sarah D, Owner at Hawk's Nest Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 2 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
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...More

Thank Pamela W
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
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...More

Thank 53jerryz
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...More

Thank dundeal
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...More

Thank Mark_and_Neida
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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
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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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