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Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street

) #7 of 34 Restaurants in Freeport $$ - $$$ American, ,
187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1002
+1 207-865-4321
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1002
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We live in town and visit Gritty's often. I love their beers (Pub Style and Vacationland - yummy!) and their food is exactly what you'd expect from a brew pub: tasty and unpretentious. Summer is a great time to visit so you can sit on...More

Thank MaineTraveler2017
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! The shout out to our yard and deck is also appreciated and is indeed a favorite spot for families. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers!

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Been here more times than I can count. Today was exceptional. Fried clam flatbread was absolutely spectacular! They have some of the best fried seafood in Maine. Now if they could just step up their beer game.

Thank Scott04072
Reviewed 24 May 2017

After 7+ hours of driving,we were ready for supper some place near our motel, preferably a brew pub so as to keep things quick and simple. Gritty McD's fit the bill. The simple food items were fine, the service was very good and the beers...More

Thank roneill000
Reviewed 16 May 2017

My favorite meal at Gritty's is the Mac and Cheese with Blackened Chicken. Having eaten there before, I enjoy that meal along with a glass of Black Fly Stout. The staff is friendly, efficient and always has a smile. My visit was on a Thursday...More

Thank super90210
Reviewed 18 April 2017

What a let-down. Food was sub-par and beers were mediocre. I would not recommend stopping here at all. Best thing about the place is the huge outside area they have for adults and children to run around.

Thank jedivader
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The restaurant has great food at a good price. it has a separate bar from the eating area. It is a good place to bring the family. It has a good selection of beers.

Thank thomaslD3793GH
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Went up for an overnighter to do some shopping . . . and eating. Stopped here for lunch. We went in around 11:15 or so, so well before the lunch crowd really kicked in. Of course, service was right there at all times. Have to...More

Thank mvngye
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We love to visit our favorite Gritty's in Portland. The vibe is always fun and we rarely have a meal that doesn't please. Today we tried out the Gritty's in Freeport and it wasn't up to Gritty's standard. Our server was disinterested at best and...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 8 April 2017

beer and wings and I'm happy...you have to try the smoked pork fries...absolutely terrific ! outside eating (weather permitting) great spot for families ...kids have room to play

Thank winefan2016
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Great craft beer listing with good menu. Salads, sandwiches, pizza, burgers and more. Pub type atmosphere but not crazy loud. Good service. Reasonable prices. Parking good.

Thank Robert K
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27 November 2015|
Response from Gritty M | Property representative |
Our sincere apologies for the delayed response. We had submitted an answer immediately after your question was posted but for some reason it didn't appear online. To answer your question, Friday nights are predictably... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1002
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-865-4321
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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-six 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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