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The River Run Lodge, Flatlands, NB

The River Run Lodge

4.8
4.8
119 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
French / Canadian
The River Run Lodge, a seasonal restaurant re-opening in May, 2024, offers a champagne level location for casual fine dining, private events and unique experiences along the famous Restigouche River in Northern New Brunswick. The Lodge is over a century old and the beauty indoor and outdoors is breathtaking. Cozy up inside surrounded by history you can see and feel or outside on the heated, screened in patio, or take a walk on the lawn with your glass of wine and sit by the camp fire under the stars while listening to the River Run.

All reservations are booked in Atlantic Standard Time (NB Time). L'heure du Nouveau-Brunswick.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    French / Canadian, Fine cuts, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (506) 753-8004
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Contact us for Catering events available throughout the summer starting May 30, 2024
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us for Private events available throughout the summer starting May 30, 2024
  • Neighbourhood
    Campbellton
  • Cross Street
    Stop and look when crossing the railway tracks to/from the restaurant.
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    The restaurant is located in a rural area. Taxis are available; however, there would be at least a 30 minute wait. Please do not drink and drive. Please stop and look both ways when crossing the railway tracks to and from the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 119 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

119 Reviews
  1. DennisD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our evening along the river side was delighted with the great service and pleasant staff and atmosphere. The chef stop bye to check our choice and assure our meal. Highly recommend .

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  2. JocelyneR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and the food was outstanding! Will certainly return! So relaxing sitting on patio with the sound of the River running and the view!

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  3. JohannaAB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved , every meal was tasteful, well presented and served perfectly , the chef coming over to our table was very much appreciated and welcomed . Service was homy but well suited, Must say; we are always seated in doorway 🤷‍♀️ , wish it would be a bit more private from entry for privacy and cold . Overall, we were very happy with your Restaurent. Thank You
    The River Run LodgeResponded on September 30, 2023
    Hi Johanna, Thank you so much for your comments! We are working on making Table 7 more private! It is in the works and your comments solidify our decision to do so. We only have a few tables in the restaurant that seat 6-8 comfortably, and Table 7 is one of them. I will make a note to seat your group at a different table next time! See you next season!

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  4. ManonL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance magnifique; restaurant avec vue sur la rivière

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mathieu est de retour à la cuisine... et c'a se reflete dans la qualité de l'expérience générale du River Run Lodge. Excellent repas, digne des meilleurs restaurants ! Bravo à l'équipe du River Run Lodge !!! / Mathieu is back in the kitchen... and it reflects in the great experience you get at the River Run Lodge. Meal was great,as we can expect in those great restaurants ! Congratulations to the team at River Run Lodge !!! Pierre

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  6. ArseneaultA

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was awesome.. what a nice evening!!!!!!

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  7. DanielL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mathieu never disappoints. Well done. Mindy and Jody are the best of hosts.

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  8. NellyO

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent on every level! Food, service and atmosphere wonderful. A truly unique experience.

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  9. JGLevesque

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comme toujours, nous avons adoré notre visite à The River Run Lodge. Le service, la bouffe et la vue sur la rivière étaient fantastique. Bravo à Jodi, Jean-Guy et leur équipe. Formidable. Jean-Guy et Diane

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  10. TerryC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    After a most delicious meal a month previous I was very disappointed on this occasion. The seafood risotto appetizer was good but my Duck Confit was very salty, dry and stringy served unattractively on puréed squash with boring steamed broccoli and cauliflower. I only complained half way through the meal and was advised that this too late to have things rectified, however I was given a complimentary dessert.
    The River Run LodgeResponded on September 11, 2023
    Hello Terry, my husband, co-owner, did discuss this matter with you, but this was at the end of your meal, not half way through the meal, nor when Josee checked in on you at the beginning of the meal. Duck is a saltier meat, hence why it's served with a sweet squash to cut the salt. We did agree with you that the duck was too salty. We clearly did not fix the problem as per this review, which is very unfortunate as at the time, the offer of a dessert on the house seemed to suffice as your table was now finished eating.

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  11. CaroleAnneG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our anniversary dinner. Nice view of the river and quiet ambiance.

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  12. Evan

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and beautiful atmosphere. Would go again when we visit.

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  13. PierreL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food in our region for sure and the staff were amazing place was very clean and really well decorated and situation next to the Restigouche river is awesome.

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  14. StacyD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall experience was lovely, as usual. The service was particularly slow this evening but I would not hesitate to go back again and again.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a beautiful meal, with exceptional service. Lots of little touches that make it a unique experience! The dinner rolls with sea salt were so fresh and delicious. The portions are very generous, the coffee was so good just wished the cup was bigger.

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  16. DDbat

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great location and staff. The only disappointment was that we were not seated outside on the deck. I asked for an outside table, and it appeared seating and tables were available if the server would have moved a table. We were 4, and there were always more than 4 seats available outside. No other guests were inside that evening. Otherwise, meal and service was very good.

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  17. SophieL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome night, awesome view, we had our lovely Marie-Pier again as our server. The food was delicious.

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  18. SheilaB

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I was very unhappy with the food. I ordered the seafood and was shocked to see baby shrimp, also the lobster tail was so bad it was even hard to take it out of the shell, no seasoning did not taste good at all. I went there last year and the food was fantastic full of flavor. For the price we paid this was the worst meal i have had.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very disappointed, I have been going to that restaurant over 15 years and always loved it. We even had my daughters wedding reception there 17 years ago. The service was fantastic but the food was a disgrace. I feel very sad making this comment .
    The River Run LodgeResponded on August 10, 2023
    Hello Sheila A., I am sorry you were not happy with your meal. Disgrace is a VERY strong word. I spoke with Mindi who did not receive ANY complaints at the table when asked if everything was alright. It is very unfortunate when guests don't speak up in the moment as we aren't given a fair opportunity to make things right. In addition, we are not the same restaurant as 15 years. We are The River Run Lodge, not the Salmon Lodge, and unfortunately, in this case, we're not successful in our offering

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  20. marg

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time, food and service was the very best. Thank you for your hospitality.

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  21. Trace

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience Beatiful old fishing lodge, food was great , highquailty chef meals, and the prices are incredible for the quality .portion are very generious for the quaity of food. And the staff was welcoming and very promt with service. The young university staff were incredible. I highly recommend this restaurant, and can not wait to return next summer, Only wish i would have gone more then once.

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  22. MalcolmH

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was amazing. Barb and I had a wonderful evening. The staff was very attentive and may our meal extra special. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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  23. NathalieG

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food ! Great atmosphere ! Special service 👌🫶🏻

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  24. JenomiA

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the North Shore boil. The lobster was undercooked and there was very little flavour. For the price I expected a better quality dish. My daughter had the calamari and was disappointed. Also had no flavour although the eggplant was tasty. My husband had the chicken and enjoyed it. Ambience is beautiful, as always.

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  25. MaSy

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, great service, great food! Thanks!!

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  26. RobertB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was are first time there and it was a wonderful experience

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  27. SuzanneL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    the meal was ok and I ate it specially for the price but it was not WOW I ate last year and it was fantastic I was a little offended with the % for tip on the bill and more with the $2 / once for a glass of wine the waiter was nice and knowledgeable

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  28. JeffL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once you find the restaurant you will not regret this amazing discovery. My wife and her brothers found this by accident a few years ago and decided to revisit on our trip to Matapedia this year where her family's mother is from. A welcome experience after a difficult day visting a local cemetery to pay respects to family. The staff were very accomodating preparing a fabulous dessert for takeout after our meal. Importatnt tip, look both ways for the train as this is an uncontrolled crossing to get to the restaurant off the highway.

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  29. Cardon

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at the restaurant this year, although, we were there I believe four times last year. There is definitely a change in food preparation, presentation and quantity. This is exactly how restaurants fail! Consistency is the basic value. I had the steak dinner and the steak was perfect, the rest was not. If it was mushrooms I had, you would never know as they were burnt, not overcooked! They try to portray fine dining but they messed up this night. We were not impressed.
    The River Run LodgeResponded on July 24, 2023
    Hello 'Cardon', We were disappointed you did not enjoy your dinner. If we knew your real name we could properly follow up on the reservation, your order and your server to find out what happened to warrant this type of review. We encourage our patrons to speak up during service (two bite check), not afterwards, incognito, as it does not provide us with an opportunity to fix errors, which do happen, we are not perfect. If you reach out, we would be happy to discuss.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le service était excellent et la nourriture était délicieuse. On a adoré l’ambiance. On va très certainement y retourner!

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  31. FrancoisA

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant merveilleux. Nourriture excellente Service hors pair

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  32. GillesP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good food, good service with Daphnee, excellent overall

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  33. Krys

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner experience! However was missing a soup option and a sauce for the steak! We loved being out on the patio and those bread buns were amazing!

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  34. JGLevesque

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    River Run Lodge Restaurant is a beautiful place to go. The Food is excellent. The staff are wonderful, very welcoming and very helpful. The owners, Jody and Jean-Guy, are great! I encourage you to visit!

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  35. ManonB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    J’ai fréquenté ce restaurant des années avec beaucoup de plaisir. Le service était incroyable et la nourriture excellente .chaque bouchée était mmmm.Plein de saveur. Nous n’étions pas allé l an dernier lors de sa réouverture avec les nouveaux propriétaires. Nous étions 4 personnes et nous avions beaucoup d attentes et étions très excités d’y retourner. L’ambiance ,le décor wow. C’est par la suite que ça s’est gâché. Je ne peux pas blâmer la jeune et nouvelle serveuse car c’était sa deuxième soirée. Ce que je reproche à la gestion, c est qu’elle aurait pu être accompagnée pour le service car elle a eu beaucoup de difficultés.On commande des cocktails,ça prends un temps fou, on nous amène notre bouteille de vin pour notre repas avant les cocktails. Petite serveuse incapable d’ouvrir une bouteille de vin, elle en avait jamais ouvert…Plein de petites choses qui n ont pas gâché notre soirée, mais qui fait que ça devient agaçant pour un restaurant de ce genre .Les repas étaient juste ok, sans plus.Pas de sauces sur les plats, sauf pour mon conjoint qui a pris un steak. C’était mangeable,mais sans saveur. Pour une soirée qui se devait parfaite pour le prix que nous avons payé, disons qu on est resté sur notre faim. Je crois que la gestion devrait vraiment prendre ces commentaires au sérieux car si ça continue ainsi je crois que ça ne va pas fonctionner. On est p-e tombé dans « une mauvaise soirée » mais pour notre part, il est certain que nous ne retournerons pas cet été. Je suis vraiment désolée croyez moi d’écrire ces mots car le Salmon Lodge était vraiment mon restaurant préféré.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely wonderful experience. This is our second season visiting, and this visit was by request of my 9year for his birthday. The Chef and staff made sure we had a wonderful time. My sons played catch on their beautiful lawn between courses. Jodi, the owner, greated us and gave them a lawn jenga set to play with. Highly recommend a visit in your future :)

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  37. AndreP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lanourriture était ordinaire pour le prix demandé.
    The River Run LodgeResponded on June 29, 2023
    Il est regrettable que vous n'ayez pas communiqué avec votre serveur lors de la vérification de votre mécontentement à l'égard de votre repas. Nous avons entendu dire que vous n'étiez pas satisfait des pommes de terre, malgré le fait que le menu stipulait des pommes de terre en accompagnement et que vous avez demandé du ketchup. Nous nous efforcons d'atteindre l'excellence, mais nous ne pouvons pas assurer l'expérience ou nous améliorer sans un retour d'information en temps opportun.

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  38. KVanDusen

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic East Coast at its best. YOU MUST EAT HERE !!!! I loved that the chef came to our table to explain our course selection. It made us feel so special and appreciated our business. He truly wanted us to enjoy the full experience. Not only was the restaurant super cute and nicely decorated, the staff were very friendly and the food was outstanding. I left stuffed and extremely satisfied. If you are in the area, do yourself a favour and make a reservation.

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  39. NewBrunswickFoody

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and value for money! Truly a hidden GEM in NB!

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  40. TammyW

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed it and cannot wait to go back in July to try the new menu!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The River Run Lodge is rated 4.8 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

The River Run Lodge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Google Map for The River Run Lodge

33716 route 11, Flatlands, NB E3N 0A5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Stop and look when crossing the railway tracks to/from the restaurant.
  • Neighbourhood
    Campbellton
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    French / Canadian, Fine cuts, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    The restaurant is located in a rural area. Taxis are available; however, there would be at least a 30 minute wait. Please do not drink and drive. Please stop and look both ways when crossing the railway tracks to and from the restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (506) 753-8004
  • Catering
    Contact us for Catering events available throughout the summer starting May 30, 2024
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us for Private events available throughout the summer starting May 30, 2024
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