Bethel Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bethel

April 14, 2018 Nobuko Falco

The history of Bethel is a long one. The town was founded by settlers granted the land as a reward for fighting to conquer Canada way back in 1690. Now a quiet resort town, full of quaint shops and tranquil streets, Bethel is a popular destination all year round. Just five miles from the Sunday River Ski Resort, the most popular winter sports area in all of Maine, the charming B&Bs of Bethel are the perfect place to rest up after taking on 131 trails on 8 different mountain peaks.
Things to do in Bethel

1. 22 Broad Street

22 Broad St, Bethel, ME 04217-4008 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Drinks SGD 10 - SGD 39 +1 207-824-3496
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 334 reviews

22 Broad Street

Authentic Italian food served in an historical setting in an 1868 home. Martini bar, screened in porch and real fireplace. Great for private parties and special occasions.

Reviewed By FionaDC - London, United Kingdom

We were staying in Bethel and there had been a storm the night before so most of the restaurants were closed. Looking at the reviews, it seemed that this restaurant was far grander than we really wanted but we decided to give it ago. It's was certainly not what I would call fine dining, just reasonable Italian food. We both chose the Sunday gravy and got a ridiculously enormous helping - each enough for three people. We couldn't really taking doggy bags because we were staying in a hotel - such a waste.

2. Coffee Hound Coffee Bar

Sunday River Resort, Bethel, ME Cafe +1 207-664-9694
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By Harley L - Portland, Maine

I am an espresso junkie. To find decent espresso on a mountain that isn't $20 a cup is a score so Coffee Hound qualifies as a score. Try the home made mini donuts. They are awfully good.

3. Dunkin' Donuts

59 Mayville Rd, Bethel, ME 04217-4409 Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Breakfast +1 207-824-2199
Excellent
21%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
37%
Poor
21%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 14 reviews

Reviewed By VTyankee - Burlington VT

While this is an average rating, considering the zillions of DDs all over the northeast, average is what you want to achieve. The coffee was always good, as I expect from DD. I usually don't do the donuts, but got lunch or a snack here a few times and it was fine. The workers were nice. It is in a gas station. Not fine dining, but very handy.

4. Brian's

43 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217-4015 Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Television, Highchairs Available Bar, Seafood, American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 21 - SGD 39 +1 207-824-1007
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Brian's

Reviewed By StomWiltshire_UK - Mystic, Connecticut

We visited Brian's whilst skiing at Sunday River.

It was a quiet Monday evening and when we arrived we were greeted warmly by our server, who was extremely pleasant and efficient.

Our food was delicious. My husband had the meatloaf and I had the cod, which was one of the specials for the evening. The fish was perfectly cooked, fresh and flavoursome.

We both enjoyed the ambiance of Brian's and can certainly appreciate why it is so highly rated. Also, the glass that my prosecco was served in was wonderful and an indication that even the smaller details receive attention at this restaurant!

5. Good Food Store

212 Mayville Rd, Bethel, ME 04217-4404 Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Fast Food, International, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 20 +1 800-879-8926
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Good Food Store

Reviewed By TravelinFamilyBoston - Boston

Stopped in for lunch. Ordered two sandwiches, drinks and chips. The sandwiches were delicious and freshly-made. Great selection of other snack items, drinks, home-made baked goods and many other items. You could do pretty well on a camping trip or with a kitchenette if this was your only store. Will definitely stop here again when in the area.

6. Rooster's Roadhouse

159 Mayville Rd, Route 2, Bethel, ME 04217-4410 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 207-824-0309
Excellent
34%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 275 reviews

Rooster's Roadhouse

Reviewed By Mustang1966 - Rumford, Maine

Meal left a lot to be desired; prices have been significantly increased; service was minimally acceptable. Have eaten in many, many restaurants from Maine to California and places in between and have never been charged for a refill on my coffee. Coffee price was $1.99/cup and when I asked for a refill I was charged an additional $1.99.

7. Sunday River Brewing Company

29 Sunday River Rd, Bethel, ME 04217 Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night SGD 8 - SGD 24 +1 207-824-3541
Excellent
34%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 340 reviews

Sunday River Brewing Company

Located on the access road to the Sunday River Ski Resort, the Sunday River Brewing Company offers a fun, casual atmosphere with an eclectic mix of locals, tourists and craft beer drinkers. We are open 7 days a week at 6 AM, specializing in mouth-watering burgers,artisan-fired pizza and fresh DONUTS made everyday. Our menu offers a wide variety of sandwiches, salads and pasta favorites, all served in a family friendly atmosphere.

Reviewed By Damon A - Halifax, Canada

This was our visit stop on a brewery/brew pub road trip. We came for the beer, but did not expect to enjoy the food so much. It is a big place catering to skiers.

We had a flight of all thier beers. We enjoyed most of them and some to take with us on our road trip.

For food we had a pastrami hotdog and meat pizza. One of the best dogs I ever ate. The pizza was also delicious. We were too full for dessert, but we got a couple of donuts to take with us. We never ate them until the next day, but they were still soft and chewy. We wish we bought more.

8. The Jolly Drayman Pub & Restaurant

150 Mayville Rd, Bethel, ME 04217-4442 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +1 207-824-4717
Excellent
61%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

The Jolly Drayman Pub & Restaurant

Reviewed By Vyshedsky - Boston, Massachusetts

This British pub has fantastic English food. Every other restaurant in town has the same exact food that is predictably average but the Jolly Drayman has amazing food that deviates from the norm and transports you to a pub across the lake. They also have above average bar food on the menu and they have very tasty cocktails. Service was great too.

9. Sud's Pub

151 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217-4019 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 207-824-6558
Excellent
35%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 213 reviews

Sud's Pub

Suds Pub has been an icon in Bethel, Maine for over a quarter century, welcoming locals and visitors alike. Family friendly, unpretentious and great value for money. Open every day from 11.30 For lunch, dinner and late night, with live music Thursday (open mike night), Friday and Saturday nights. Specialties include our hugely popular pizza: a small one topping pizza is available in the pub on Tuesday nights for only $5. Bed and breakfast accommodation is also available in the Sudbury Inn directly upstairs.

Reviewed By cbn260 - Sudbury, Massachusetts

Suds Pub is almost always very busy on a Friday or Saturday night. Most of the tables are long picnic tables so you will often share with others. The wait can be long to sit, the service tends to be slow and it is noisy but it is also fun! Local musicians perform well and it is a “hopping” place with good pizza, bison burgers and sandwiches as well as nachos and fish and chips. Go early and not starved and enjoy!

10. Smokin' Good BBQ

212 Mayville Rd, Bethel, ME 04217-4404 Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 207-824-4744
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Smokin' Good BBQ

Reviewed By sdavi - Leominster, Massachusetts

We smelt great smoked meat when we walked up to the food truck. As a result I could not decide what I wanted and ordered the 4 meat platter to sample it all. The chicken was moist. The brisket fell right apart. The pork was a little over done and the sausage was just okay. The Wild sauce was absolutely the best. Overall a great BBQ experience.

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