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Shays Grill Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
18 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101-4008
+1 207-772-2626
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good56%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“quesadilla” (5 reviews)
“burgers” (7 reviews)
“gnocchi” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
18 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101-4008
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wife and I were headed to David's next door, but they were shutting down for lunch. They recommended Shay's. It's not very updated but the service and food were excellent. Plenty of beer, great appetizers and nice entrees. We had a French Martini, IPA...More

Thank sadler8613
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking in the rain to another restaurant and my husband stopped and said what about here. Seated right away but there is some waits due to a small place. Very attentive waitstaff with waitperson who was not ours also checked in with us too. Food...More

Thank dstinch
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We found this pub while walking in the Monument Sq area. The menu and attention to food details were better than I expected in a pub. I really liked that they offered half portions of salads. I think it could be good for lunch or...More

Thank MegLark289
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Hard working staff committed to you and your dinning experience. Crazy choices of drinks especially the Martinis. Above average pub fair. Kitchen knows their business! Will go back soon.

Thank StopNEat
Reviewed 21 July 2017

My wife and I love coming here to try all the different drink options, they have some of the best martinis in town!

Thank nicks60610
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We were in Portland on Friday 6/30. Had dinner at Shays. We got the steak and portabello quesadilla. It was really really delicious. Sat at the bar. Great staff. Very friendly and had a sense of humor. It was fun talking to them. If we...More

Thank Tebbett
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I was visiting my daughter and was craving a nice salad, so we went to Shays and it was a great choice. It is a small place with seating inside and out. They do have a pretty good menu which will satisfy just about any...More

Thank Cher1999
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...More

1  Thank Taylor W
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank george b
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....More

Thank eloquentone1
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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
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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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