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Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street

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187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1002
+1 207-865-4321
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Temple Hills, Maryland
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225 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Westport, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Milton, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 say, that didn't change much even when things got busy, so bonus there! I ordered... More 

Thank mvngye
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 the food was mediocre. I should be fair - the Gritty's tenders with sweet chile... More 

Thank Joe D
Westfield, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Food, beer and atmosphere are always good. Large enough to always find seating and efficient service regardless of how busy it is. Beer selection provides plenty of choices.

Thank Ginnie R
Leominster, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Maybe we were spoiled after visiting Bissell, Foundation and Maine Brew Co, but the beers here are completely underwhelming. We couldn't even finish them. The food was pretty good though - club sandwiches, wings and fries. They also have a great merch shop with fun t-shirts. It seems to be a popular place though so we might try again for... More 

Thank Kendra S
Portland, ME
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Love this location. The deck and back yard are a great summer treat. Love the local flavor in the cuisine and the beer selection. Don't be intimidated by family-style seating. It's common to sit a few couples at the same long tables in the bar area. Service is typically attentive and timely. We come in often after shopping or hiking... More 

Thank ingridaw79
Exeter, New Hampshire
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135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have eaten at a number of other places in Freeport, but always seem to come back to Gritty's. It is a brew pup, and has tables and benches (plus a bar area). You may be asked to share a table if it is busy. It was busy today, but we got right in at a shared table. The waitress... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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