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Gritty McDuff's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
+1 207-772-2739
11:00 - 01:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I always meet our children and their families at Gritty's. Definitely a place to go and very affordable for a family.

Thank Barbara T
Portland, Maine
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had a late lunch at Gritty's in the Old Port. My veggie burger was yummy and the side veggies were the best ever... garlic on steroids! Can't beat Gritty's for a great burger/lunch!

Thank mcallan1086
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere is good, lots of beers on tab. Our food was barely edible, however. I would definitely go back for drinks, but not for food.

Thank notrub98
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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297 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A proper Pub super friendly staff, good food and a great selection of beers, real community buzz in this place, which makes it all the more interesting when your a "blow in". Recommended for food with friends or a beer alone.

Thank FreezingIrish
Hertford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Gritty's had a nice friendly relaxed atmosphere. We only popped in for a couple of beers and sat at the bar, but the bar staff were great. Would definitely pop in again if in Portland.

2 Thank holidays_ahoy_86
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I loved everything at this place. Very cool, laid back set up. The bar offered a nice selection of their own draft beer. I had the beer cheese with pretzel bits...OMG! Best decision of my life! If you go here you MUST try the beer cheese! Another thing I loved about this place was the little vending machines around each... More 

Thank shirl p
Woodbury, Minnesota
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Unbelievably nice people. Felt like at home when I came into the front door with the friendly folks. Food was great and the portions were generous.

Thank Paul K
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Stopped in before a show. Not crowded at all. was able to order abd get food quickly. Had a nice haddock sandwich. different beers to order from. Had two of their great selections

Thank Bella110156
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a great location in the old port. It has upstairs and down. There are several spots upstairs where you can look out onto the old port. There are tables for couples and families and many long group tables for large groups or to share. They have one of the best burgers in town! Delicious! They also, surprisingly, have... More 

Thank Andrea B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Had a fun lunch at Gritty's. The chosda was really good nice thickness and seasoned just right . The lobster loaded fries were definitely wicked ! Nice view from upstairs .

Thank Cjm819

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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: 396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-2739
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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