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Address: 396 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: 12077722739
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Activities: Beertasting
Description: Gritty McDuff's, Maine's Original Brew Pub specializes in hand-crafted...
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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Good beer

Located in the historic part of S Portland. Lots of ambience and charm. Much hustle and bustle but quick friendly service. Nice selection of locally made beers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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Dalhousie, Canada
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Portland, Maine
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40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I'm not a huge fan. If you like busy, noisy bars with pretty typical pub food, then this is a decent stop for lunch or a cold winter brunch. Good beer, that's for sure. Service is ok but nothing to write home about. Gets a lot of business because of good location and pretty much always has a spot to... More 

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Dalhousie, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Located in the historic part of S Portland. Lots of ambience and charm. Much hustle and bustle but quick friendly service. Nice selection of locally made beers.

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Gritty M, Marketing at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience when visiting our Portland Pub. We hope you will be certain to stop in the next time you are in town. Cheers! More 

south wales
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

we visited here on a snowy thanksgiving eve. Everyone really friendly and a great selection of beer. Food was good too

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Management response:

A snowy day can be a fun time to stop in and watch the weather on the waterfront with a pint in hand. So pleased to hear you had a positive experience and we were part of your Thanksgiving visit. Cheers! More 

nh
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123 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

the brewpub serves many beers and encourages you to try samples.it is located near the dock where the cruise ships come in .the prices are good and I will return

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Management response:

Thank you for noting the variety of ales we offer - we strive to provide quality choices to our customers. It sounds as though you found one of two to your liking, and that we might now consider you to be one of our "when I am in town" regulars. Welcome, and cheers! More 

Pfafftown, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great local bar. Ate at the bar both times - servers friendly and good basic food and local beer. Would be a regular if we lived there.

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Management response:

Thank you for letting us know about your positive experience at our Portland Pub and giving a nod to our atmosphere. We are proud to say that the atmosphere you speak of has hosted hundreds of special occasions and significant meetings through the years. We like to think every positive experience leaves an imprint on the pub and contributes to... More 

Drums, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

I could not wait to come back to Maine and eat at Gritty McDuffs!!!! The food and atmosphere was just as I remembered it. Great food and great service. Can't wait to come back for more.

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Management response:

Thank you for the kind words and love of our burgers. We strive to provide quality pub fare alongside tasty hand-crafted ales and your comments make us feel that we are achieving that goal. We are sorry to hear it's been so long since your last visit, yet extremely pleased to learn it met your memory's expectations. Hopefully your next... More 

Massachusetts
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121 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were visiting Old Port and friends suggested we stop here quick for a drink as they had been here before and enjoyed it. It starts by having to seat yourself, which can be a challenge. They had small and large tables. Some of the larger tables were taken up by small parties as there were no small tables at... More 

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Gritty M, Marketing at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review on your recent visit. It sounds as though the waiter was aspiring to provide you with good service regarding the beer order - we're pleased it all worked out well. The artichoke dip is a customer favorite - we will look into your comments regarding the chips. We hope to see you on your... More 

Ottsville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This sad sorry excuse for a brew pub is advertised like its the end all be all of Maine destinations for food and beer. Travelers beware of this trap set for you to enjoy the pig urine and overpriced food from a can and no I wouldn't give any of this to my dog either. Servers are like Dori from... More 

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Gritty M, Marketing at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you were unhappy with your recent visit. Please contact us through grittys@grittys.com to provide us with a phone number where we might reach you. We are interested in learning more specific details about your experience. More 

Northfield, Vermont, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We stopped in on a Sunday midday on a friend's recommendation. If it weren't for the positive reviews, we probably would have left before we were served since we had the "new guy" and waited about 10 minutes before we asked the bartender what the deal was. After that, the service was great, the beer was good, and the food... More 

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Gritty M, Marketing at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review and for understanding with a new staff member. We are pleased your experience was a good one and hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stopped in on a busy Friday for the happy hour. Wonderful and delicious appetizers. I think I may have overdosed on jalapeno poppers. Some beers on tap were only $3! Qe also had dinner and it was delicious. A good time and good value.

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Gritty M, Marketing at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

Thank you for the very positive review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed everything Gritty's has to offer and hope to see you again. Cheers! More 

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Additional Information about Gritty McDuff's

Address: Address: 396 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: 12077722739
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
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

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