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Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street

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American, Bar, Pub
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187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1002
+1 207-865-4321
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Vancouver, Washington
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405 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Gritty's always has excellent beer selections and great appetizers! We stopped in for a lunch with friends recently and ordered several appetizers & beer - made for an excellent meal!

Thank oldranger81
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

After waiting for almost 20 minutes in the crowded resteraunt on a Sunday afternoon (around 2 PM) we were seated at a conjoined table. The severs respect the space between the 2 different parties. My family of 4 ordered plenty of food and devoured it, it was so amazing. Alcohol selection wasn't the biggest, but we ate and enjoyed ourselves... More 

Thank Elli G
Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We found Gritty McDuff's on Trip Advisor, and it was the first restaurant we saw when we were entering Freeport en route to Bar Harbor. I enjoyed the Shepherd's Pie, which contained corn instead of peas with a slight ale flavor, topped with red-skinned smashed potatoes. Included a side salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing. My husband had a lobster wrap... More 

Thank DisposalDiva
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, Great food, and good beer. What else is their....Pub / Bar settings with tables for dining.

Thank SouthTex
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Ok food. Good service. Cold inside on a cool night. Easy to find. Lots of parking. Big portions! Near LL Bean.

Thank Kobe G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stopped by on a Sunday afternoon and the restaurant was very busy. We had to wait a few minutes to be seated but were glad we stayed. The menu is large with many varied items. Our food tasted great and other dishes delivered to tables nearby also looked very good.

Thank VirginiaMusicLover
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Back to Freeport for another shopping excursion and after discovering that the establishment that we were going to try - based on a family member's recommendation - was no longer operating, we walked up to Gritty McDuff's as we were hauling a RV. The walk up and back helped burn the tasty calories we ingested. Wanting to try a different... More 

Thank DT-PEI
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear about your positive experience and love that we are your tried and true! Cheers! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Another great find on Trip Advisor!! Casual barfare great sandwiches. Loved the Philly steak, 1/2 lb burgers! Great service!

Thank Mari M
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to report on your positive experience, and for the shout out to our hard working staff. We hope you'll visit us again if you should find yourself in the area. Cheers! More 

Brainerd, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Wonderful food, amazing lobster tacos, great selection of local tap beer and the waitress, Katie, was friendly and enjoyable

Thank goklatt
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for taking the time to report on your positive experience. We always appreciate shout outs to our hard working staff, and will be certain Katie knows she was appreciated. We're pleased to learn everything came together to provide you with a good time, and we hope to see you again. Cheers! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A ton to choose from on the menu to suit any taste. Great beer and cocktail selection and plenty of space for a group. Fun for a casual meal.

Thank Chris K
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this review

Yeah! So pleased you had a good experience with us. Thank you for noting our space for groups. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1002
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-865-4321
Gritty McDuff's, Maine's Original Brew Pub specializes in hand-crafted English style ales and traditional and creative pub fare, in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Both Gritty's fine ales and the pubs have won countless "best of" awards through our twenty-six years of operation. Our standard brews are session beers, Gritty's Pub-Style Pale Ale, McDuff's Best Bitter, Black Fly Stout, allowing one to have multiple beers within a reasonable time period without overwhelming the senses. Our seasonal and varietal ale offerings are more adventurous, some with a higher ABV, and some with higher IBU. We brew a beer for all craft brew palates. For the diner, we offer traditional pub fare alongside not so traditional specialty items. Our pub-style long tables with benches easily accommodate parties of all sizes and add to the camaraderie.

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