Where to Eat

Paradise Ridge Retreat has a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen and outdoor grill for you to prepare some fantastic “home-cooked” meals during your stay. But let’s face it – you’re on vacation! So eating out may be more of what you have in mind at meal time.

Luckily, Bethel and the surrounding area are home to some great restaurants. Below is a list of some of our local favorites.

Take Out Restaurants*

  • The Barking Dawg Market – 119 Skiway Road, Newry
    • Gourmet meals to go, full line of groceries, fine cheeses, largest selection of beer, wine & liquor in Western Maine, fresh cut meats, NY Pizza, Boar’s Head.
  • Bethel House of Pizza – 186 Main Street, Bethel
  • Good Food Store – 212 Mayville Road, Bethel
  • Kowloon Village – 190 Main Street, Bethel
    • Expansive menu of all of your favorite Chinese dishes.
  • Le Mu Eats 119 Main Street, Bethel, ME
    • Serving Southeast Asian and Southern comfort food. Chef ‘Sav’ uses lots of locally-sourced ingredients to prepare his delicious foods.
    • Our recommendation: Porké Bowl
  • The Local Hub – 224 N. Main Street, Greenwood
    • A great option if you are looking for gluten-free and vegan foods
  • Smokin’ Good BBQ – 212 Mayville Road, Bethel (currently closed)

    • BBQ food truck in the parking lot of the Good Food Store.

Sit-Down Dining*

  • Brian’s** – 43 Main Street, Bethel
    • Our recommendation: Duck Won Tons
  • Butcher Burger – 188 Main St, Bethel
    • Voted Best Burger in Bethel, 2019 – this casual burger restaurant and beer bar is one of our favorite places to eat in Bethel.
    • The burgers are delicious, the service is great, and they serve a great variety of beers on tap and in bottles.
    • Our recommendation: Too hard to narrow down – it’s all good!
    • Take-out also available
  • Definitive Brewing at Sunday River, featuring the Phoenix Kitchen – 9 Timberline Drive, Newry
    • Beer tasting room downstairs, restaurant upstairs and live music.
  • Cho Sun Sushi Bar & Grill – 141 Main St, Bethel
    • Delicious, flavor-filled Korean dishes, as well as sushi. You can also enjoy their noodle bar at South Ridge Lodge at Sunday River.
    • Our recommendation: Bibimbap, Sushi
  • The Matterhorn Ski Bar – 292 Sunday River Rd, Newry
    • Voted best Ski Bar in the USA by Skiing Magazine, a trip to Sunday River wouldn’t be complete without a night of apres ski at The Matterhorn.
    • This popular, seasonal (October-April) restaurant offers Neapolitan-style pizza & American eats, cocktails & live music.
    • Our recommendation: Ski Bar Wings appetizer, Buffalo Mac & Cheese, any of their wood-fired pizzas.
  • The Millbrook Tavern – 21 Broad Street, Bethel
    • Casual dining located inside The Bethel Inn Resort
    • The Inn also serves breakfast daily 7:30 am-10:30 am
  • Modern Barn Restaurant & Bar – 19 Summer Street, Bethel
    • Located in the former location of The Funky Red Barn, this new restaurant serves classic comfort dishes with a modern flair.
    • Our recommendation: Prime Rib Night on Thursdays
  • Steam Mill Brewing – (New Location!) 98 Sunday River Road, Bethel
    • This microbrewery serves beer featuring local ingredients such as Maine malt and local hops.
    • New location includes expanded beer and food menu, and live music scheduling.
    • Our recommendation: Paradise Perle
  • Suds Pub – Located downstairs at The Sudbury Inn – 151 Main Street, Bethel
    • Great chicken wings and pizza
  • Sugar Shack – 156 West Bethel Road, Bethel
    • Soft-serve ice cream, pizza, burgers & subs
  • Sunday River Brewing Company – 29 Sunday River Road, Bethel
    • Located on the access road to Sunday River, the Sunday River Brewing Company offers a fun, casual atmosphere for locals, tourists and craft beer drinkers.
    • The family-friendly menu includes burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads and pasta.
  • Saalt & Libby’s – 111 Main St in Gorham, New Hampshire
    • A picturesque 30 minute drive from Paradise Ridge Retreat
    • Seasonal, locally-sourced, funky fine dining with a global twist.

*Check each restaurant for seasonal hours of operation. Many restaurants are open midweek through the weekend and close Mondays & Tuesdays.