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Great Lost Bear

$$ - $$$American, ,
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
+1 207-772-0300
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (33 reviews)
“cheesesteak” (14 reviews)
“chilli” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is A great little bar not on the main strip in Maine. It's certainly worth visiting if you'd like to sample some of the beers from the area. Their nachos are fantastic. Service is excellent.

Thank derek1208
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't eaten here in years. Used to love to do it when the kids were small. So my 30-year-old daughter came up this weekend and we decided to walk down memory lane and go to the GLB. This was on a Thursday night about...More

Thank ChrisMVSS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best place on the planet to get buffalo wings. But, after you have your 2 pounds of buffalo wings, get the hot fudge sundae. It is to die for. The best hot fudge you will ever have. No other establishment comes close...More

Thank 617josephr
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Went for lunch on early Saturday afternoon based on TA reviews. Lots of beers on tap and an extensive pub style menu. Ate outside on the patio. Ordered a special (spicy BBQ chicken sandwich) which was good but a bit too spicy. Service was decent.

Thank Frostyonline
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Came here after a day of brewery hoping to celebrate a friends bday. No reservations but go in since it was only about 5 pm. We sat in the way back on a nice big table. There was six of us and very hungry so...More

1  Thank callie H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Portland is a foody town, I lived here 23 years and know what it was before it got the national recognition in continues to receive today. Great Lost Bear isn't a Fore Street, Street and Company restaurant but it is a restaurant that speaks to...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 August 2017

If lost in Portland, lumber in to this Forest Avenue classic. Pub fare of high quality with a superb selection of beers on tap. I went with the Porter, and had the fish and chips. Both were up to the standards of the goldengut. My...More

Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

What a fun place! Servers were expert but had character, the tap list was insane, the burgers had great char, and they even had a large selection of legit gluten free options. I loved it.

Thank RunnerM0m
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great visit, service was good and the food was delicious. Bonus was it had my favorite hard cider on tap!

Thank Shauna L
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

My family LOVED our meals! We stopped here on our way to the Portland airport. The dirty rice was really good, great flavor not spicy. The homemade salad dressings are delicious, especially the cucumber wasabi and blue cheese. You have to get the cheese fries!...More

Thank jackieh8
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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
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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