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Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street

187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1002
+1 207-865-4321
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (13 reviews)
“black fly stout” (11 reviews)
“nachos” (27 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1002
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11 - 20 of 543 reviews

Reviewed 25 November 2017

Our first time at this spot very crowded and noisey.They were so busy that they sat us with another couple.Lucky they were nice. The food was lack luster. I have never seen fish and chips like that before.More

Thank crtt44
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Our traditional communal pub tables, intended for seating more than one party, have crafted many new friends and happy memories. We are pleased to hear your experience in this regard followed suit. We strive to consistently provide a quality product and service to our customers....More

Reviewed 19 November 2017

Ate here while staying in Freeport. The food was very good and reasonably priced. They had a nice selection of craft beers that were very good

Thank michael s
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you! We hope you'll join us again soon.

Reviewed 1 November 2017

The staff were very friendly and service was outstanding. Craft beer was excellent, and food was good.

Thank AlanPitt
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I love Gritty's. Great beer, solid pub food, awesome outdoor play area for children. Four stars because it can be intensely crowded, not the cleanest (high chairs, for example), and the food is solid but not outstanding. For a bar you can take your kids...More

Thank treocyn
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for the positive review and for being a return customer. We appreciate the nod to our pubs being family friendly. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is half pub half restaurant, not so much a brew pub, though their craft beers are good. It's got a decent atmosphere, the only negatives are the selection is very heavy on ales, and the servers aren't great at explaining what the cocktails are,...More

Thank James K
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

We are pleased you appreciate our beer, and will look into your feedback regarding cocktail. Thank you for paying us a visit. Cheers!

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Stopped in late on a Sunday evening as it was very close to hotel for night. Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful. Meatloaf sandwich was outstanding. The house IPA was a bit holy but ok as well.

Thank packpeon32
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Many thanks for the positive review, and for the shout out to your waitress. We hope you'll stop in again on your next visit to town. Cheers!

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Excellent lobster and margaritas!! Highly recommend. Close to downtown Freeport and a casual an drew friendly ambience.

Thank MJ P
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 30 September 2017

We were hoping for a brewery and some beer tastings but found more of a family style restaurant very crowded. We were able to get seats quickly due to the efficient staff - however, we were not told any information about the beer served, offered...More

Thank Travelingtheworld27
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

We are sorry to learn your experience didn't match expectations. We might suggest trying our Portland pub next time as the atmosphere is more of a traditional Irish pub. Our Freeport location is very family oriented. It sounds as though you arrived on a very...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Several of us ordered the lobster Mac and cheese. The macaroni was very good, but where was the lobster? There was very little lobster in this dish. The pieces of lobster that was in this dish would fit in a teaspoon or less. The McDuff...More

Thank Gerry S
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Your feedback has been noted and will be discussed with management. Thank you for giving us a try.

Reviewed 26 September 2017

We have eaten at Gritty's in Auburn about three times and Freeport twice. The atmosphere is fun and lively. At the Freeport restaurant there are several different dining rooms and outdoor seating during the summer, each with a unique feel. Even when it is really...More

Thank MARY E
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for visiting two of locations and for noting the popular communal Irish pub tables where many memories are formed. We also appreciate the shout out to our beer. We are sorry to learn our food did not meet your expectations.

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Michjeff42
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Response from Gritty M | Property representative |
Our sincere apologies for the delayed response. We had submitted an answer immediately after your question was posted but for some reason it didn't appear online. To answer your question, Friday nights are predictably... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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