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The Liberal Cup

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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115 Water St, Ste 1, Hallowell, ME 04347-1357
+1 207-623-2739
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Addison, Maine
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went with a couple of friends who live in the area who recommended this spot. We got there at 1:15 on a Saturday and had a half hour wait for a table. The food was reasonably priced with lots of specials. The on site brewed beer was tremendous and was bargain priced. I had a sandwich with salami, mortadella,... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of seven stopped by the Liberal Cup for a quick lunch between hockey games and were quite pleased by the experience. The menu is diverse but also contains the typical pub standards like fish and chips, burgers and chowder. The cup of clam chowder and haddock sandwich were both quite tasty. The haddock was not overwhelmed by the... More 

Thank Milo01945
Brewer, Maine
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I ate lunch there. It was our first time. The food choices and special were excellent and so was the prices and the service. We both ordered what we both wanted to try. We had the rueben with a side and a specialty wrap. The portions were huge and the food was heavenly. Definitely recommend all the... More 

Thank tam1972
Readfield, Maine, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Most evenings you will have to wait a short bit but always a good meal. The specials are almost always worth the try.

Thank Joanne M
Naugatuck, Connecticut, United States
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Love this cozy place in this cozy little town. Everyone from the hostess, bartender and waiter was jolly and friendly. The food is awesome and so are the craft beers.

1 Thank Donna C
China, Maine
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I am not sure why I have not written a review for the Liberal Cup before as I have been there many times. My most recent visit was Friday night with some girlfriends. I decided to try something new, I usually have the beer battered garlic chicken tenders which I love, but this time I had the Drunken Pot Roast.... More 

1 Thank Erica G
Chesapeake, Virginia
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127 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 604 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Stopped in at the suggestion of the owner of Russell's Gems (which is another review!) for an early dinner. The place was busy but not crowded, and had a great vibe. Sign said to seat ourselves and we found a spot in the furthest room from the entrance. Service was quick and friendly, and my husband (a committed Miller Lite... More 

1 Thank Suzski
Gardiner, Maine
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178 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Dec.23, the Friday before Christmas, eight of us met for a Christmas get-together lunch. The place was full and screaming busy. There was also a 20-top across from us. Yet, Ashley, our server was "on it!" We were served our drinks within minutes of ordering them. Our meals were served hot. I ordered the blackened flat iron steak ($15.00) with... More 

Thank skeelovr
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great in house brews in a relaxed pub atmosphere. The homemade veggie burger is my favorite and the bartenders make you feel at home.

Thank Rachelle B
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We ate at the Liberal Cup with a group at the request of one of the group. The food was just ok and the offerings on the menu were wide ranging albeit uninspired. The fresh shrimp was obviously frozen and the portion didn't reflect the generous price. They have a nice selection of regional micro brews and the service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Water St, Ste 1, Hallowell, ME 04347-1357
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Hallowell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-623-2739

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