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Gritty McDuff's

$$ - $$$American, ,
396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
+1 207-772-2739
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (45 reviews)
“fries” (41 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My two grown boys, my husband and I stopped by for lunch on a Friday in the midst of tourist season. Very friendly waitress, good service and good pub food. I had the lobster roll. I consider myself a bit of a lobster roll connoisseur;...More

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a wonderful pub-cum-restaurant close the waterfront. Its two levels with plenty of accommodation an a bar counter at both levels. The food is delicious. Haddock and salmon fish grills, sandwiches and fish and chips are worth tasting. The portions are awesome and price is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Gritty's is a very good PUB to stop at for a drink. The day we went they had a musician, it was 7/3 or 7/4 the guy was amazing. We stayed a little longer just to listen to him sing. I had an Irish Coffee...More

Thank Laxmom421
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Mac and cheese with Fried jalapeños was amazing! Long table that can accommodate a big group! Great food for kids and adults!

Thank Kristy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really like the Beer, The food is pretty good but they have one of my favorite beers in the Black Fly Stout.I will go next door and pickup a case to take home.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good, I had a caprese sandwich and my husband the burger, both good. Our server was great and very helpful. One thing and this might sound silly but my husband had a burger and was charged and extra dollar for onions.

Thank StephenJoanS
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the positive review. We are also appreciate the shout out to your hard working server. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 29 May 2018

There were 6 of us here on Sat 5/26 for lunch. Their beer selection was not huge but the ones we ordered were ok. The menu changed and the prices seemed higher than before but the food was good. Their Onion Rings were perfect and...More

Thank C1005IUdavidg
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the shout out for our onion rings and noting our new menu. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 29 May 2018

Sat at the bar downstairs and was very cozy. Even though it was pouring out, the bartender was very friendly. Beers were very tasty, didn't try the food, but would have gotten something if i didnt just stuff myself with seafood.

Thank Isaac E
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 star review, it is greatly appreciated. The cozy bar downstairs is a favorite for many of our customers. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

I have been here in the past and it has been really good. It was somewhat disappointing this time regarding the food and the beer. The waitress and the bartender were great. I hope that this was just aberration and the quality will pick back...More

Thank CCdreamer
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for being a loyal patron and understanding that we always aspire to greatness, yet sometimes variables get in the way. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 April 2018

We are "from away" but we have been regular visitors to Grittys Portland for well over 30 years, and its always a must stop comfort zone place when we come to Maine. This is the first visit since the new menu rolled out, and I...More

Thank Mainetraveller_7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-2739
  • E-mail
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-five 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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