Dock & Dine: Kennebec River Tavern, Bath, ME

The Kennebec River Tavern in Bath offers indoor and outdoor seating, along with plenty of dock space. Photo Tom Richardson

If you haven’t been to Bath, Maine, you’re missing out on a very welcoming—and overlooked—boating destination, with much to see and do. And if you’re seeking sustenance with a river view, set a course for the Kennebec River Tavern, just steps from the downtown area.

The Tavern offers casual indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the river, and boaters can usually find space to tie up along the adjoining marina docks, or arrange for a mooring. (Tip: tie up bow-north, so that the river current/ebb tide does not pile up branches and other flotsam on your transom and engine.)

The restaurant serves lobster, sandwiches, wraps, seafood, steaks, burgers and more, and has a wide assortment of cold beverages on tap, plus a full bar. However, it’s the view and convenient dockage that set it apart. If you’re lucky, you may even spy a bald eagle flying along the river while you enjoy a cold beverage and lobster roll!

For more information go to the Kennebec River Tavern’s website or call (207) 442-9636.

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