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Gritty McDuff's

$$ - $$$American, ,
396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
+1 207-772-2739
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
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1 - 10 of 534 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been going to Gritty's for about 20 years and have been "muggers" for most of that time. Beer is as good as it's ever been. With all the competition Gritty's has held to their core customers. Only reason they don't get 5 is because...More

Thank Ahaynes63
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner here our 1st night in Portland and it was just an "OK" experience. The pub fare choices were adequate. All 5 of us had a different meal. The food was fine, but it was not anything any 1 of us would order...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not had anything bad at this place. Great atmosphere and friendly wait staff. Lobster roll was excellent!

Thank Leta S
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking time to submit your positive experience. We appreciate your shout out to all three pubs. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place by accident and what a happy accident it was. The staff were polite and attentive, describing their craft beers and food as required which meant we had some great beer and food. The idea of renting a pottery been jug is unique...More

Thank Banjo191
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are pleased with your 'happy accident' of finding us, as so many others have through the years. (We are thrilled to be celebrating our 30th anniversary this year.) Thank you for the shout out to our hard working staff, beer, and our signature mug...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resturant was referred to us by the hotel we were at. Food was good, prices okay if you still to regular menu. Special prices were hight. Seemed a little understaff.

Thank clemcat2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a few beers and apps while watching playoff baseball. they were very willing to change the channel for us. good play to watch a game and enjoy some of their beers and food.

Thank terrybfi
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you! We hope to have you view another sporting event at the pub. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 October 2018

We have eaten at Grittys many times in the off season, but our last visit here will be our last. We headed in and decided to have a drink at the bar. We generally enjoy the local brews. My husband had the cask ale and...More

Thank Julie H
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are truly sorry to learn about your experience, and will take your issues under advisement with our staff. It is our goal to provide a consistently positive experience to all customers, and we are sorry to have fallen short with your visit.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

This restaurant menu has very wide choice of options for food and drinks to choose from. The quality of food was very nice and the presentation was very unique. The food was served with a replica of an old newspaper page from The American Times....More

Thank PanDragon1
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you! We are pleased you had a positive experience. Thank you for the shout out to the Old Port view. (If you visit the opposite end of the pub you can view the working waterfront.) We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a must if you go to Portland! What a great place. The menu is great. There is something for everyone. When you walk in, you find a table with other diners, so fun! The drinks are outstanding and the price is right!

Thank Carolyn S
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

THANK YOU! We are very much looking forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

There was still some seats when my family got there for dinner. It was self seating. The waitress brought us a highchair that attached to our table. My husband got a beer flight and the duck poutine. He said it was ok. I got their...More

Thank Hui Chieh H
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

In the spirit of a traditional pub, Gritty's customers come in many forms who enjoy the communal style offered. We welcome families of all ages, as well as friends socializing over a beer. Thank you for stopping by on your recent visit to Portland. We...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-2739
  • 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-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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