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Great Lost Bear

€€ - €€€American, ,
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
+1 207-772-0300
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would visit there Great Lost Bear again. It was packed when we arrived on a Friday night, but we opted to get a table in the lounge instead of wait for the dining room. Not quite sure what the difference was—lounge had tables and...More

Thank Jedvt
Reviewed 1 week ago

To start off there is absolutely no parking, and parking in the street during winter is non existent. We had to wait 15 minutes for a table which wasn't bad considering it was dinner time on a Saturday night, but there is no place to...More

Thank disneymom611
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for dinner, our waiter was amazing and the food was great. Wish we would've know the chicken wings are like a meal so we didn't also order a meal afterwards. The wings and burrito were great! Love the atmosphere, would definitely go again.

Thank Charlene H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for Their Super Chicken Nachos and a cup of Spicy Chili and of course a couple of beers. All was superb. Best nachos ever... piled high and with lots of cheese. We always add jalapeños too!! And the chili...More

Thank Monique R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Great Lost Bear with 3 family members and this was my experience: - no parking space in parking lot = trying to find parking on busy street = not fun + got sat immediately - tables very close to each other...a little...More

Thank Sam_Nowinski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 2 adults for lunch on a Friday. Plenty of seating and such a fun atmosphere. Lots to look at. Menu is typical bar food but it's an extensive menu with lots of choices. We had a few dietary restrictions which they easily accommodated....More

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay, we went there because of the name but soon discovered this place is fun, fun, fun. They're very serious about beer -- some 80 beers on tap, including many Maine (and other) craft beers that have, shall we say, limited distribution. There's also a...More

Thank William W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has a great atmosphere and decor. The prices are very reasonable. This was my 3rd time and the food has been consistantly good. My favorite is the chili cheese fries. But this time I ordered a bowl of chili and a seperate order of...More

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

really great atmosphere, friendly staff and great food. i really wish there was a Great Lost Bear here in the UK as id be there all the time! the food is the star - really lovely - tasty and cooked to perfection!

Thank Lawrence3178
Reviewed 19 January 2018

There is honestly nothing else like this in Portland. In comparison this is a ski town bar sort of vibe with a wider demographic. The menu is simple with their own spins (Almighty Cheesus Burger). Have always enjoyed the wraps, as well as their cheese...More

Thank Local R
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16 January 2018|
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Response from 617josephr | Reviewed this property |
Great Lost Bear is a great place for a good Portland vibe. Good pub food and great atmosphere. Burgers, lots of microbrews, best wings in town and best hot fudge sundaes. Do not leave without trying the hot fudge sundae... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
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
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