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Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street

187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1002
+1 207-865-4321
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (13 reviews)
“black fly stout” (11 reviews)
“nachos” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1002
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1 - 10 of 542 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

kind of rough road house, very bland food, lousy karaoke singer billed as live entertainment. Food ranged from poor to ok for a family of six. very bland, kind of like food you would get at a ballpark.

Thank 4girls2boys
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to learn of your experience as our food and atmosphere normally get high marks. Please reach out to me via gritty@grittys.com so we can learn more about the circumstances of your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going here for years! This is easily one of our frequent family stops. The beers are perhaps not as trendy as other breweries in Maine, but they are solid. Tried the SOS today and it was very good. They have cask conditioned...More

Thank SingingOTune
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. We always love hearing our hard work is being appreciated. Cheers!

Reviewed 20 February 2018

We had dined in Portland at Gritty’s and decided on lunch on Sunday here. We were not disappointed in the least. Service was quick and the burgers were exceptional. The beer was fantastically. I had the New England Style IPA. Fantastic.

Thank Micahael G
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting both of our pubs. We appreciate the wonderful review and hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 14 February 2018

Nice pub style atmosphere. The beer is wonderful! Unfortunately the food was really disappointing. He ordered the pulled chicken buffalo burrito which was dry and tasted like it had been made the night before. The "buffalo sauce" tasted like Sriracha sauce and vegetable oil. I...More

Thank Amy R
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoy our atmosphere yet disappointed to hear about your experience with the food. We will certainly investigate what occurred on your visit.

Reviewed 22 January 2018

We came with a few friends, it was great that the restaurant has big long tables so we all could fit without someone sticking out in the aisle in a chair. The service was fantastic, I don't know how she took all our orders without...More

Thank Patti D
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

THANK YOU! So pleased to learn of your experience and appreciation for our communal tables. We also appreciate the shout out to our hard working staff. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 16 January 2018

Pub food/sports bar atmosphere. Good food and decent prices. Family friendly, decent menu options. Recommend.

Thank Italiangirl826
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you! We appreciate the nod to our family friendly atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 12 January 2018

Great craft beer and menu. Always a good having a beer with Richard. The staff are friendly and ready to offer suggestions.

Thank Leta S
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Many thanks for this positive review. Cheers!

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Great out of the ordinary food. Fresh to made with daily specials. My server Vanessa was very patient with me, but offered great advise on dinner and specials. Dry rub wings are awesome. Service was great for a busy snowy night. Great selection of micro...More

Thank Paul M
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for the five star review, and for the shout out to our server. We hope to see you again on your next visit to the area. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a chain of brew pubs however this location in Freeport seems to have a group of 'regulars' that give it the feeling of the old tv show 'Cheers' and makes you want to return time and time again. People of the Freeport area...More

Thank 144robert
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for the shout out to several aspects of the pub. Our 'regulars' help create the atmosphere and personality of the pub. We are pleased to learn you will be joining those ranks. Thank you for taking time to write this positive review. We...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday before Christmas, and wow it was busy, as was Freeport. We luckily got right in. Beer, pretty good. IPA not very happy, but good still. Food, all of us happy. We had meatloaf, haddock and burrito plus spinach dip. All very...More

Thank M P
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for taking time to write this positive review, and for the shout out to Megan, one of our hard working servers. Knowing you will return is one of the greatest compliments you can pay us. We look forward to serving you again soon....More

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Response from Gritty M | Property representative |
Our sincere apologies for the delayed response. We had submitted an answer immediately after your question was posted but for some reason it didn't appear online. To answer your question, Friday nights are predictably... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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