Nichols Top of the Hill Grill and Pub!



Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sun. 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Friday/Saturday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Reservations suggested for parties of 4 or more. We accept cash, Visa, MC, Discover

and American Express. We accept local checks only.

GIFT CERTIFICATES are available for purchase - perfect for any occasion!

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We do have current openings for server, cook and food prep positions. Please send a cover letter, current resume, position(s) applied for and three (3) references with phone and email contact information


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​Customer Comments:

Everything we had was wonderful...Prime rib ~ delicious, pulled pork~ yummy and the cornbread was excellent...nice and moist! Lots of food (I have leftovers for lunch) We were too full to have dessert, but the apple fritters sounded excellent. I would recommend a ride down (over or up) to try it. Lorna is so energetic and enthused about all of the new products..we also got a sample of a few new chips and almonds. We found a little space in the tummy for the almonds - great flavors!!! Thanks again for a great night!!


We stopped by the Top of the Hill Grill & BBQ on the way home from a Friday night soccer game. What an awesome decision - it was Prime Rib Night! I had the rib and Tim had a Top of the Hill juicy burger. YUM! The rib is to die for - so good! We had a sample of the Sweet Chili Pepper Tasty Taters chips - EXCELLENT! Can't wait to try the other flavors. The cornbread is so yummy - I bought a bag of the "Chicken Scratch" cornbread mix to make at home. We will be back so we can try some of the other items on the menu - can't wait!


Got a chance to sample some of the Tasty Taters potato chips last night while at the Grill for dinner. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmmm!!! Fresh, crisp, and full of flavor. Garlic and herb were my favorite, followed by the BBQ. Can't wait to see what's next in the Festive Foods line up!


I'm usually not a huge fan of cornbread or beans, but I would highly recommend these two items from the Grill. They are over-the-top delicious. The beans are also an ingredient in their unique version of Nachos which are absolutely fabulous, too.


The food at Nichols Top of the Hill Grill & BBQ is sensational! I stopped in for a late lunch when I was getting new tires on my jeep at Pitcher Perfect, and I agree with Nathan Paling about the pulled pork... not only is it the best around western Maine, it could win some ribbons down South, too. Also, they really know how to do deep-fried food!!! Deep-fried food is an art form; Just like with the stars, the oil temperature, quality and draining process have to be in perfect alignment for magic to occur:-) The coffee is fresh and awesome. I'm a total coffee snob and I couldn't stop myself from having four cups. My only regret is that I was so intent on cleaning my plate that I forgot to leave room for dessert. I saw some desserts go by on their way to other happy diners, and I had to swallow my jealously along with my last sip of coffee... Nichols Top of the Hill Grill & BBQ is worth every second of the drive to New Sharon, and you can share the joy with friends and loved ones through gift certificates.



good local eatery :)



MOZZARELLA STICKS!!! Your version of these are simply the best I've ever had. What a difference!! It was easy to tell these were not something you pulled out of the freezer. Smoking and breading your own cheese makes them out of this world. Thanks for getting me hooked on something else. ;)



Tried the Hot Wings last night. Nowhere in Maine will you find hotter and better wings. These babies bring the heat.



Love, love, love your new Tasty Taters!!! Can't wait to try more flavors!!!



Wow. SUCH a great breakfast at Top of the Hill!



Thanks for the amazing dinner tonight! Best I have had in a long time! All the way from San Diego, CA.



I want tho thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming to the rescue of Bomazeen Cub Scout Day camp today, after a major franchise chain in Augusta backed out of a BBQ for 300 with only 12 hours notice. In 5 hours, you were able to put together a lunch that blew away anything that the  franchise could have done. Thank you so very much. You have a fan for life. P.S. All the scouts loved the food!!!



I would like to express how much the cubscouts at Camp Bomazeen and families appreciate how you went above the call of duty to make sure families were fed a delicious lunch during their final day of camp with LESS THAN A FEW HOURS OF NOTICE!!! It was amazing! Way to go TOP OF THE HILL GRILL:-)



A HUGE thank you to Nichol's Top Of The Hill Grill & BBQ for cooking all the pork and delivering it to the Dickie Austin Benefit supper. We so appreciated all your help and the patrons loved the BBQ.


 Great food, great environment!


Great food


My coworkers sister owns this restaurant. She gave me a bottle of their BBQ sauce and it is excellent. Will definitely check out when I'm in the area.

~S.W. Jr., TN

Just had breakfast here with Fred (sans kids!!!). Yum!


Just received my order from Amazon with a bottle of your sauce in it. I've only had it in my hands for about a half hour and have already had some with steak :) love it!


Great food - great service - great people.


My husband and I had the smoked prime rib. It was melt in your mouth good.


great food, especially the chili, just hot enough


My parents stopped by for dinner last night, Dad picked up the phone as soon as he got home and couldn't stop raving about the prime rib and corn bread. To use his words "I try and find the best prime rib out there, and theirs is the best I've had yet!" :-)



Thanks for great food/ hospitality, both on Saturday and then again Sunday morning for breakfast. Definately will return at a later time.



Family outing on the patio tonight. Ribs were dynamite! Love your cornbread and beans as well. Had to take some award-winning sauce home to Philly. See you next time we're in Maine.


I have to say that your unique version of nachos is absolutely the BEST I have ever eaten. Please don't ever stop making them!! :)


All right people, tried the bourbon BBQ sauce and it is out of this world! Moving on to the leprechon......


Awesome place!!! Had the pleasure of stumbling upon it when we were out motorcycle riding and stopped for a GREAT lunch, awesome service and what a cute place! =) Would highly reccommend it! And the fried pickles were fantastic!


The most amazing BBQ I've ever had!!!! Took my parents out for their 49th anniversary it was just AWESOME!!! If you haven't been your missing out............thinking this would be a great trip on the bike!!!! To boot...... their catering Nick's graduation party. Thanks Kelli Gats for sending me Lorna's way!!!


Great dinner last night with Mike and the kids! Prime Ribs and Pulled Pork. I might add that the Cole Slaw was Awesome too!!


Just wanted to stop by and Thank the great folks at Top of the Hill for a great meal and hospitality over the weekend. The Over the Top Nachos were Excellent and ribs were the best!! Can't wait til the next visit and have some more great food!!! Thanks Again!


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