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The Liberal Cup

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
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115 Water St, Ste 1, Hallowell, ME 04347-1357
+1 207-623-2739
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anytime I am in the area I make a point to come to the Liberal Cup, whether it is for food, a beer, or for both. The food is always excellent and the portions are big enough that you can have leftovers for later. Their beer selection is also great. Highly recommend!

Thank Colin W
Gorham, Maine
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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met a friend for dinner on a recent Saturday night. They do not take reservations for small parties, so we put in our name and went to the bar. The Hollow Ale IPA was very good to start. After 20 minutes we were seated. Service was very good. I tried a sample paddle, and there was actually an extra bitter... More 

Thank cornbread35
Newport, Maine
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If anything Liberal Cup has improved, it was already great. Came after a doctors appointment. Had an excellent experience. Try it, especially if you love beer.

Thank aburnham2
Bristol, Maine
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, excellent beer, nice atmosphere. Liberal Cup brews their beer. Bug Lager is great with lemon and Alewife Ale are fabulous. Have a reuben or beer cheese soup. You will leave quite happy!

Thank brenda698
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch here today. It was our 1st visit and we will definitely be returning. It was busy, for a Monday, but we got right in and were served quickly. The menu and beer list are diverse. There was something to please everyone. Our plates were huge and well presented. The drinks were also of generous size. The staff,... More 

Thank clamcake67
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for an authentic feeling English pub, you have to visit this restaurant. As soon as you walk in it's like your in London. The staff are right there to greet you and take care of your tastes the entire visit. They have a great selection of their own beers that will please the Tate buds. Food is... More 

Thank Twitch1971
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The Liberal Cup is a great small town family restaurant. The quality of food is wonderful and portion sizes are generous. I recommend the fish and chips or the Shepard's pie.

Thank jryder63
Belgrade, ME
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We love to stop in whenever we are in town. Always great wait staff and The beer is good too. MY favorite is the Cheddar beef soup! My husband loves the fish, The Full Monty. Never had a bad meal yet and we've been, quite often.

Thank tishlangdon
Addison, Maine
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We went with a couple of friends who live in the area who recommended this spot. We got there at 1:15 on a Saturday and had a half hour wait for a table. The food was reasonably priced with lots of specials. The on site brewed beer was tremendous and was bargain priced. I had a sandwich with salami, mortadella,... More 

Thank douellet
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Our group of seven stopped by the Liberal Cup for a quick lunch between hockey games and were quite pleased by the experience. The menu is diverse but also contains the typical pub standards like fish and chips, burgers and chowder. The cup of clam chowder and haddock sandwich were both quite tasty. The haddock was not overwhelmed by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Water St, Ste 1, Hallowell, ME 04347-1357
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Hallowell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-623-2739

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Brunswick, Maine
Island of Malta, Malta
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?