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Bear Brewpub

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Pizza
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36 Main St, Orono, ME 04473-4006
+1 207-866-4111
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Today
11:30 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Orono, Maine
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soooo disappointed when I visited this sposed pub some time ago ... they'd run out of this beer, that beer, this food, that food ...

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Thank Langsettranger1
Bradley, Maine, United States
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Try it, you will definitely like it! This unique establishment is quaint, cozy and offers some really good craft brews with hardy bar food. Good service and easy access. Parking to the rear.

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Thank Larry W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice selection of beers, low key, come as you are atmosphere. My two favorites are the spinach artichoke dip and the bear brew chop chop salad.

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Thank Kelly M
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We enjoyed two meals while we were staying in the area. The food is excellent and the service and kitchen staff do a wonderful job. The only thing is the meals are really big portions but you can take the left overs home with you.

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Thank Louise R
Kensington, Connecticut
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Found this place while dropping our son off at UMaine, it will definitely be a regular stop. We pretty much stumbled on the restaurant while looking around Orono and decided to give it a try. It was in the afternoon so we sat in the bar area on the lower level, pretty typical college town kind of place. The menu... More 

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Thank Mike_D90
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The only shining star in this was the service from Makayla. She recommended the wings, which were very good. The burger and prime rib sandwich were nothing more than pieces of meat smothered in sauces to try to make it tastes good. Nothing but a mess. I would go again, BUT only for wings and beer.

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Thank Timmus728
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We met some friends for chicken wings.The fresh jumbo wings were ¢50 a piece this night and all the sauces were house-made.We sat on a spacious upstairs desk.Service was friendly and prompt.

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Thank Jeremy P
Bangor, Maine
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280 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We visit here frequently for the best brick oven pizzas, yet lately not so much. To be exact this was the third time in a row we had a bad meal. To add insult to injury we had the worst waitress ever. She literally threw our food down and ran off. It was at least 15 minutes in between seeing... More 

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Thank Lo3rn
Maine
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Cozy pub/restaurant that seems to welcome you in. Friendly service, awesome selection of beer, good bar drinks and specials. Normal pub food and brick oven pizza. I only wish they had more entrees as they focus mostly on burgers and pizza.

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Thank Noworries999
Pennsauken, New Jersey
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

while visiting the University of Maine stopped here for dinner and were very happy with everything. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was very good and they had very good specials. The local beer selection was good, There was ample parking in the rear of the restaurant.

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Thank John D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 01:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Main St, Orono, ME 04473-4006
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Orono
  • Phone Number: +1 207-866-4111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?