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Great Lost Bear

) #31 of 457 Restaurants in Portland €€ - €€€ American, ,
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
+1 207-772-0300
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (33 reviews)
“cheesesteak” (14 reviews)
“fries” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everyone knows about this place. If you are in Portland you must visit it. Huge beer selection. Even bigger food selection . Many vegetarian and vegan options. Food was okay. Service was okay.

Thank Nora S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another long-standing institution of Portland. Great bar/pub food, huge portions, full bar, fun atmosphere. French onion soup is to die for!! Nachos are awesome. Burgers are super great. Loud, but kid friendly.

Thank CarolH0104
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted and seated pretty quickly and the waitress got our orders soon after. Food arrived in a reasonable time. We had the 2lb wings with the sweet Thai chili sauce. Wings were very good but a few were over cooked and a little...More

Thank MikesTikibar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw great reviews and needed a watering hole where we could get food too. Perfect spot with tables as well as a nice sized bar. Tons of great beers on tap. Food was good not great. Spinach salad was huge and pretty good. Menu says...More

Thank PACneworleans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Lost Bear is a local favorite. Appropriate from 1-100 years old! Nice big menu which has something for everyone! A little noisy but who cares! Pub like atmosphere. We like to celebrate happy occasions there! We have not seen the bear yet! Will you?

Thank goodfoodNan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVE the Great Lost Bear. Have been coming here for years when we come up from MA to our camp in Raymond. Very high-paced environment but the staff always gets it done right and straightens things out if incorrect. Can't complain about the 70+...More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Quick service, nice waitress and awesome fries! Got the "Rachel" for lunch..very yummy. Reasonable prices and friendly staff. Thank you!

Thank Alina-VinnieTravel
Reviewed 16 May 2017

If you want to sample some of Maine’s best craft beers, stop here for dinner. With about 70 taps there is something for everyone and most of them are brewed in Maine. Our burgers were good as well and we had excellent wait staff. Parking...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

If you are in the mood for great beer and good food, don't miss this place. They have a full menu of locally sourced ingredients and 90% of the brews are from Maine.

Thank stevekaz72
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Just what we were looking for. Our hotel suggested this place for casual beer and dining. We had the Pulled Pork & Veggie Nachos and split a Portobello Burger. Both were excellent and the choices for beer were endless. Loved the old photos and posters...More

Thank Lomamtn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-0300
  • E-mail
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