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Great Lost Bear

$$ - $$$American, ,
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
+1 207-772-0300
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“nachos” (34 reviews)
“cheesesteak” (16 reviews)
“chilli” (23 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

Great Beer Selection, Food was Awesome and the atmosphere was very laid back. Recommend going earlier in the day before it gets really busy.

Thank loonsinger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Lost Bear is always awesome. Their fun is so yummy. They have a large menu, something for everyone. A large drink selection. Eclectic decor. Being slightly out of downtown Portland, keeps the crowds manageable.

Thank phelpssteph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome restaurant, awesome beer.loved the name had to check it out and did not disappoint. Staff was very good. Had the super burger.... crazy size and delicious. Beer of the day special was excellent. My very “picky” daughter said the cheeseburger was the best she...More

Thank pat h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very casual place and somewhat loud. As others have mentioned, parking is difficult, at best, and it appears to me that the Portland police are very quick to have your car towed. I wasn't impressed with the food and I have no idea how they...More

Thank Cyrussilversox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of six and we were told that on a Sunday evening we might need to queue but we didnt. Service was a little slow and not overly friendly but food was decent and my friends enjoyed the beer from the micro...More

Thank mutsnuts01
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 12 March 2018

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 11 March 2018

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 5 March 2018 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 5 March 2018 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
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17 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, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-0300
  • E-mail
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