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Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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68 Main St, Auburn, ME 04210-5812
+1 207-376-2739
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Brunswick, Maine
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually go to Gritty's Freeport pub. I was in Auburn this week at lunchtime and decided to stop in at the Gritty's in Auburn as I hadn't been there in awhile. I'm glad I did. I had the Hot Habanero Chicken Burrito. It was awesome. I wasn't sure about the mix of cajun chicken with their spicy house habanero... More 

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Thank Jeff P
Billerica, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You walk in and are led to nice picnic tables inside. The server was a little slow but it was kinda late. They had live music playing and the food was awesome. We tried the breadsticks with cheese starter which was more like a pizza and the fried mushroom starter which was awesome. I recommend the Pub Mac & Cheese.

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Thank Tim M
Floyds Knobs, United States
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This establishment was nearby where we were staying, and offered something other than the standard chain restaurants in town. The staff were friendly, as was our server, who brought us our beer, then our food, then brought the check and said "no hurry." We noted the place was busy, it was around 6pm when we got there. Our food was... More 

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Thank Jeff R
Richfield, Minnesota, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very nice place to go grab a sandwich and a beer. Food was very good and their small batch craft beers were excellent. he wait staff were very friendly and the prices were fair. I will stop there next time I am there.

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Thank Terry W
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this great review, and for the shout out to our hard working staff. Saying you will visit again is the highest compliment we could hope for. Cheers! More 

Voorburg, The Netherlands
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411 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Nice place. It's a real pub. They brew their own beer. It tastes good. We had a small meal here. The burgers were fine. The people at the bar are friendly. They give you all the time you need and give good advises. It sure was a nice night.

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Thank michieldekoning
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

It makes us so happy when we hear someone had an experience such as yours. Thank you for the shout out to our bartenders - we appreciate them getting due recognition. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Hillsborough, New Jersey
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here at the recommendation of our hotel. I tried their pumpkin ale - very good. We also tried a special, Irish nachos - also delicious. We also tried Shepherd's Pie, a Mexicali Burger, and a haddock burrito. All choices were very tasty.

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Thank rob24
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

Thank you for the shout out to our food! We are pleased you enjoyed it, and appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Cheers! More 

Portland, Maine
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207 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Met a friend for lunch at Gritty's, generally I love this place. I had the chili and just wasn't thrilled with it. My friend on the other hand had a burger and said it was delicious. The place offers a variety of seating and the menu has plants of choices. Our waitress was great. Just because I didn't care for... More 

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Thank Cher1999
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

Pleased to hear you enjoy much of our food. Chili is not a "one size fits all" food, so we appreciate your recognition to that point. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers! More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife have been going to Gritty McDuff's in Auburn since before we were married. We used to go several times a week with a lot of our friends last year while we were dating. The atmosphere is inviting, it's great at being a bar AND a restaurant, live music on the weekends is always top notch and... More 

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Thank Sean H
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you! It makes us feel great to know all of our hard work is appreciated. Thank you for the shout outs to so many things about he pub. Our regulars make up the personality and fun of the place, so we want to thank you for being a part of that and helping to create the atmosphere you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Visited last Friday, introduced to Taber, one of the bartenders. Made great beer recommendation and food choices. Went with an IPA, and had the blackened haddock fiesta burrito. Absolutely perfect. If business brings me back, will definitely return!

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Thank ajheas02
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

Fantastic! Thank you for taking time to share your experience. We are so pleased to hear it was enjoyable. You have paid us the highest possible compliment in saying you will return again when the opportunity permits. Until then... Cheers! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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116 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Was in town on business and staying at a nearby hotel. Walked over not knowing what we were going to find. Glad we did. The atmosphere is very laid back. The menu has a wide range of food and drink choices. Both meals we had were excellent. The price was also very reasonable. If you are in the area, stop... More 

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Thank KenS9
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

Thank you! We are pleased to hear we provided good memories of your time in the area. Thank you for taking time to let others know about your experience. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Main St, Auburn, ME 04210-5812
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 207-376-2739
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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