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Gritty McDuff's

$$ - $$$American, ,
396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
+1 207-772-2739
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
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Reviewed yesterday

What a great surprise! BTW I now love Portland. We were walking around and my son, as usual, was hungry and wanted a Burger. We came across online and decided to find it. Inside had the long bench seeting. The whole family ordered burgers and...More

Thank Manoci019
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pub style with full bar. Brewery downstairs. Numerous beer choices. Had bowl of delicious broccoli cheddar soup. Husband had good clam chowder. Pleasant waitstaff

Thank Biblib3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why at the bar? Why appetizers? The restaurant can become very busy, even though this place is deceivingly large. When we arrived there was a thirty minute wait, which isn't unusual if you're there at peak lunch and dinner periods. So, after finding we couldn't...More

Thank tmhome100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has always been a go-to place for good beer AND good food. They make put done nice twists on pub food and always have a great burger selection. Everyone their is always in a good mood And the customers feel connected because everyone...More

Thank seadogs04103
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Fish and Chips were just the frozen skinny french fries and a few sticks of fish with too much fat. I did'nt finish my meal and had a stomach ache for a couple hours after we left. Extremely slow service and verrryyy long wait time...More

Thank donnaleelarose
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We were exploring Portland and decided to stop in somwhere to try some local beers. We had walked by this place and popped in. Two of us tried beers. Vacationland and the Halloween Ale. The other tried the hard cider. The cider was okay, very...More

Thank Dana J
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

We strive to provide a consistent, quality experience to our customers and sorry to learn we did not meet your expectations. Please contact us at: grittys@grittys.com to provide us directly with more information about your visit. By learning more we can find ways to make...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

I stopped in to appreciate their special offer for this day. Just a burger & fries, but exceptional!! It's a fun atmosphere; benches where parties can mix. Infectious upbeat environment. I definitely will be back soon with my wife to sample more menu choices. The...More

Thank WayneDaniels
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for your service to our Country. We are pleased to learn you took advantage of the special for Veterans and that your experience was positive. Cheers!

Reviewed 5 November 2017

We stopped in as part of our food tour and sampled two beers...the seasonal sample was okay. The experience did not rate a return visit.

Thank The_Hailes
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

With the varied palates of customers, we understand at times we will not score a home run. We are sorry to learn the two beers you tried were not to your liking. We do appreciate you stopping in to give us a try.

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Neat little Irish sports bar with good food and local craft beers. Try the shepherd's pie and a craft beer.

Thank Planner1949
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 23 October 2017

We visited briefly, as part of a walking tour. The two beers we tasted were very good; and the shepherd's pie egg roll was delicious...who would have thought of mixing English and Asian cuisines in this manner. Try it.

Thank moakleyman50
Gritty M, Public Relations Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for the positive review. The shepherd's pie egg roll is a recent addition to our menu and has been met with enthusiasm. We are pleased you enjoyed it, and hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-2739
  • E-mail
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-five 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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