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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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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Go out of our way to eat here when we are in Maine. It's just down the street from LL Bean. It's seacoast atmosphere, beer and food are worth it. We always have the twin lobster rolls with plenty to share. Even the fries are good. And, of course, don't miss the "chowdah". Outside dining in the summer is pleasant... More 

Thank Karen P
Strong, Maine
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome. I've been here with my family, couples, and da girls. No matter what the beer is the best! This past visit I had a streak burrito that was so big I brought the other half home, the flavors were spot on! Yum...get up and go man!

Thank Amie F
Augusta, Maine
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Stopped here while shopping in Freeport. Pleasant surprise with the large menu and quick service. The restaurant was clean, food was excellent.

Thank Zipride
Portland, Maine
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Took my family here after shipping at ll bean. I'm a mug club member in Portland so I know what I'm getting into. I had the grilled steak taco and they were outstanding. ...my wife always gets the mac and cheese. ...always good. My mom got a bowl of this bean soup, but look at the picture, it's not soup.... More 

Thank seadogs04103
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Had a good burger and my brother had an amazing pulled pork burrito. Not the fastest service but super friendly. Give it try.

Thank MHS7560
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I liked the feel of this eatery as soon as I arrived. There is a bar side on the right as you go in with tables. We ate on the left had side which is refectory like tables with benches so you can be sat with other people. Which was what happened when we arrived. Not great for a first... More 

Thank 1adventureheart
west haven, ct
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Typical bar food. Staff was nice but food took a while. Staff was attentive. Not really set up to fit more than 8 people in one party. If we wanted to seat comfortably...10 of us...we would have had to sit at separate tables. They did allow us to put two people on end of table though which allowed us all... More 

Thank deg62us
Bonn, Germany
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282 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Gritty's is a year round establishment in Freeport where local crowds gather in winter when the crowds are small and the waitstaff and kitchen arein't stressed. Our recent lunch found their beers to be spot on, as consistency in their brewing regiment is very good, which complemented an average pub-fare meal. My wife's lamb dish was well seasoned and prepared,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

That's exactly what I did. Wife and I met up with some friends and had a great dinner and good beer with friends with our 5 year olds. Great atmosphere, clean bathrooms, nice staff. Wish it was bigger of a place but it was a very nice experience. Our kids loved it there as well.

Thank newenglandflorida
South China, Maine
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307 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Must Stop for Good Food, Good Service and Good Atmosphere! We come here as often as we can, with whom ever can make it with us from , Friends, Family & Kids. Never had a bad meal yet. Always Friendly Service with a Smile. The place is clean and the decor is fun! If you are in the area looking... More 

Thank Marcia A

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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
USD 15 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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