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Gritty McDuff's

396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
+1 207-772-2739
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Wonderful bartender

We stopped in for a beer on our trip and found the establishment to be nice. There are two floors... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Ally W
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Gainesville, Florida
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Excellent Food

Went with a friend and had a iced tea, she raved about the beer. Their appetizers are really good... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Katmandu1978
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Porltand
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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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  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
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+1 207-772-2739
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a beer on our trip and found the establishment to be nice. There are two floors so if the upper is packed head downstairs for a cozy spot near the fermentation tank. The bartender we had was very kind and attentive.

Thank Ally W
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Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our pub, and for the shout out to the intimate downstairs room. We are pleased to learn your experience was positive, and hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Went with a friend and had a iced tea, she raved about the beer. Their appetizers are really good and they compliment any and all of their beverages

Thank Katmandu1978
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Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for taking time to submit this 5 star review, and to your friend for the introduction to our pub. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went here looking for a casual fun night out. The open seating plan is fun as everyone is in a good mood and makes for a fun atmosphere.

Thank Henry M
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Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you! We appreciate the shout out to our traditional pub tables which do indeed create a communal atmosphere. Cheers!

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Gritty's is an excellent stop for lunch and a beer. If you like dark beer, try both the "Halloween" beer and the "Black Fly" ale, both were great, But the beer cheese dip was the star of the show! Mixed with bacon and sun dried...More

Thank Waldowanders
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Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you Waldo! It makes us smile to hear your enthusiasm for our pub, and for the beer cheese dip. We hope to serve you again soon. Many thanks for taking time to write this review. Cheers!

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We love going to Gritty's with the family. It is a relaxing, local environment that is inviting...especially in the winter time. Their food is consistent but the beer is really why we go.

Thank UpMar26
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Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you! We look forward to serving you and your family again soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

If you crave perfect, crispy and lightly salted chips (French fries) and scrumptious fish that has been battered in Cajun seasonings and fired to a crispy perfection, then you need to visit Gritty's. This pub definitely has the best fish and chips I've ever tasted....More

Thank sonja2183
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Gritty M, Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

With all of the choices out there, we greatly appreciate you giving us a try. We are pleased the experience was good one and thank you for taking time to do this review. Thank you for making us part of your Maine memories. We hope...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is one of Portland's main go to pubs. They make their own yummy beers and even have a delicious cask on tap. We ate a steak salad and a lamb burger both were excellent value and tasty. Bar staff very friendly and welcoming. Join...More

Thank CS1Portland
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Gritty M, Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you! We look forward to serving you again. Cheers!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We visited Gritty's and it was a fun place to relax enjoy a burger and a beer. We'd recommend to all our friends!

Thank 617josephr
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Gritty M, Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

A recommendation is the highest form of flattery. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers!

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and I have been several times and it is a very favorite for her. The food is always good, the service very good and the atmosphere is pure Portland Old Port- the best of the Old Port.

Thank michaelplourde
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great beers, great experience! Loved our visit with the best seats in the house overlooking the harbour. We stopped in late afternoon to take off the weight (figuratively, unfortunately not literally) after a whole day of walking from West End to Old Port...More

Thank hurlp
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