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Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern

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88 Maine St., Freeport, ME 04032
+1 207-865-9835
07:30 - 22:00
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NY Metro area
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

EVER! Clean, cute, and friendly. Open for 3 meals daily. A wide menu with something for everyone. Full Bar, Reasonable. Outdoor seating with fire pit tables.

Thank alison d
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a snack became a real snacking experience we had a wonderful time eating and tasting different appetizers and some really nice and tasty drinks, no problem because we weren't driving and the Hilton was a short walk. great food and great service!

Thank anthonydC402PN
Freeport, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The service was fine but the food was unappetizing. The chowder was the worst I have ever eaten. Just a huge disappointment.

1 Thank Tim L
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Menu has a nice selection at reasonable prices. It's definitely a place one would revisit but then too I am a local looking for good food. Service no problem.

Thank CrossRolf
West Bowdoin, Maine
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Service was slow, the chowder was good, the lobster roll was tiny and tastless ( frozen lobster perhaps) There are many great places for seafood in Maine unfortunately this is not one of them. Broad arrow tavern,, Gritty's, Beckies dinner, hell even Mcdonalds makes a better Lobster roll, just about any road side place not looking like a franchise. Prices... More 

3 Thank Curlybrowndog
Allentown PA
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We stop here every year on our way home from Acadia. It is conveniently located to the shops. We sat upstairs in the early evening. The pace was slow but relaxing. I love to admire the wall hangings and furnishings, or you can sit on the porch and people watch. The food is good quality comfort food at a price... More 

Thank USAAllentownPA
Portland, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Not worth it. Beck's Diner in Portland is better. Rude staff subpar to average food. I think they must be taking advantage of the L.L. Bean store name because they're so many other restaurants that are worth the risk.

4 Thank kellyeliz
Newark, Delaware
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We go to Maine about every year and always stop for the lobster roll at Linda's place. It is near the LL Bean main store which is a must-stop also.

1 Thank JW S
LBMKTT, Owner at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you so much for taking the time to write in about your experience with us! We are very proud of our Maine lobster and are so happy you have found a favorite! We look forward to seeing you in the future! Sincerely, Linda L. Bean More 

Northampton, MA
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

My wife and I at here this past summer, stopping by Freeport on our way up to Acadia. The restaurant is next to LL Bean's, and seems to take advantage of the family name. Frankly we were very disappointed. The food was not exceptional in any way; just a commercial kitchen pumping out mediocre dishes like an Appleby's or Friday's.... More 

3 Thank D321
LBMKTT, Owner at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Good day, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience. I'm sorry it didn't live up to your expectations and I hope you asked to speak to a manager as that is certainly not the norm. All of our meals are prepared fresh and on the spot and the taste should reflect that.... More 

Brunswick, Maine
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I live one town over and have eaten here several times this year. Its fine if you are in Freeport anyway, but overall I would rate the food as mediocre and somewhat overpriced, and I agree that service is usually slow. Given the choice, we prefer Grittys.

3 Thank Abby K
LBMKTT, Owner at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Abby, I'm sorry to hear that your experience with us hasn't lived up to expectations. Should you find yourself in Freeport again with us as an option we'd certainly love to be able to make it up! And if every your meal isn't up to par, my manager Kim Connolly would certainly want to know and make it right.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Maine St., Freeport, ME 04032
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-865-9835

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