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Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street

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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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Leominster, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe we were spoiled after visiting Bissell, Foundation and Maine Brew Co, but the beers here are completely underwhelming. We couldn't even finish them. The food was pretty good though - club sandwiches, wings and fries. They also have a great merch shop with fun t-shirts. It seems to be a popular place though so we might try again for... More 

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Portland, ME
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this location. The deck and back yard are a great summer treat. Love the local flavor in the cuisine and the beer selection. Don't be intimidated by family-style seating. It's common to sit a few couples at the same long tables in the bar area. Service is typically attentive and timely. We come in often after shopping or hiking... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have eaten at a number of other places in Freeport, but always seem to come back to Gritty's. It is a brew pup, and has tables and benches (plus a bar area). You may be asked to share a table if it is busy. It was busy today, but we got right in at a shared table. The waitress... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go out of our way to eat here when we are in Maine. It's just down the street from LL Bean. It's seacoast atmosphere, beer and food are worth it. We always have the twin lobster rolls with plenty to share. Even the fries are good. And, of course, don't miss the "chowdah". Outside dining in the summer is pleasant... More 

Thank Karen P
Strong, Maine
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome. I've been here with my family, couples, and da girls. No matter what the beer is the best! This past visit I had a streak burrito that was so big I brought the other half home, the flavors were spot on! Yum...get up and go man!

Thank Amie F
Augusta, Maine
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here while shopping in Freeport. Pleasant surprise with the large menu and quick service. The restaurant was clean, food was excellent.

Thank Zipride
Portland, Maine
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my family here after shipping at ll bean. I'm a mug club member in Portland so I know what I'm getting into. I had the grilled steak taco and they were outstanding. ...my wife always gets the mac and cheese. ...always good. My mom got a bowl of this bean soup, but look at the picture, it's not soup.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Had a good burger and my brother had an amazing pulled pork burrito. Not the fastest service but super friendly. Give it try.

Thank MHS7560
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I liked the feel of this eatery as soon as I arrived. There is a bar side on the right as you go in with tables. We ate on the left had side which is refectory like tables with benches so you can be sat with other people. Which was what happened when we arrived. Not great for a first... More 

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west haven, ct
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Typical bar food. Staff was nice but food took a while. Staff was attentive. Not really set up to fit more than 8 people in one party. If we wanted to seat comfortably...10 of us...we would have had to sit at separate tables. They did allow us to put two people on end of table though which allowed us all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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