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Shays Grill Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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18 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101-4008
+1 207-772-2626
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Wells, Maine
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Came here on Valentine's Day, which happened to be $4 martini Tuesday. Had steak tips which were juicy and delicious. My fiancé had the haddock sandwich which was also very good. Great atmosphere and our waitress/bartender was so friendly and funny. Will definitely return the next time we're in Portland!

1 Thank Taylor W
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

First visit and was pleasantly surprised. Small and eclectic has feel of neighborhood pub. Service was good and friendly with many drink specials. I had fish sandwich which was very good and my wife had a burger that was cooked just right. When I head for town again, I would go back.

Thank george b
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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209 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This place is in a great location. Between the four of us, we had quesadillas and sandwiches. I was disappointed in the quesadilla, as it lacked flavor and fell apart well eating it. The others in my group we're not thrilled with their meals either. Staff was very friendly, and the ambience casual and comfortable.

Thank eloquentone1
Hull, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were staying in old port and wanted to find a place to get a decent meal and some drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. We also did not want to get into a tourist trap and be underwhelmed. Shays fit what we were looking for. The staff was very friendly and made sure that we were taken care of. It... More 

Thank hullkids
United States
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118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place wasn't our first choice but when you don't have a table we decided to stop in and I must say I was surprised the food was good and service very friendly and fast we ordered drinks and they had a special talls for smalls nice little local bar with music I would come back for a drink or... More 

Thank Steve J
Barrington, New Hampshire
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My colleague and I travelled on business and looked for a quick bite to eat. We ended up at Shays Grill Pub. It's a real Pub atmosphere, clean and comfortable. We both had the Burger with all it's trimmings, including an egg on top. We both agreed, it was the best burger we ever had......and I eat a lot of... More 

Thank Tom E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Husband and I had the pleasure of dining here yesterday. We both were in the mood for salads. And Shays delivered. He had the steak salad with house vinaigrette with Gorgonzola. Perfect amount of dressing and the steak was cooked perfectly to order. I had the Caesar salad with grilled chicken. Perfect amount of dressing with lots of shaved Parmesan... More 

Thank JaniceKosta
Bangor, Maine
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Had the salad with blackened salmon. Wonderful flavors. Pleasant service and possible outside seating.

Thank bj w
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We go to Portland quite a bit and usually do seafood. We wanted a lunch before our drive home after 3 days in the area, hubby said he would like a burger. We asked a couple of locals where they would go for a burger, one lady said to go to Shays. It was raining and about 2:00 on a... More 

Thank abctravelers
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We stopped here for a late dinner after hours of walking around town. The pub style food was surprisingly good and satisfying and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was casual and the waitresses were friendly. I would go back.

Thank Rebecca C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101-4008
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-2626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?