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Address: 396 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: 12077722739
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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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Great Brew Pub

This is a great pub. Good pub food. All local brewed beer - downstairs! Service is good and fun. The proprietor and brew master is on site frequently. Solid choice

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a great pub. Good pub food. All local brewed beer - downstairs! Service is good and fun. The proprietor and brew master is on site frequently. Solid choice

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Fryeburg, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

When we are in the old port with friends, this is always one of our stops when bar hopping. Have eaten here once in the many times visited and food was good and affordable.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Gritty's is a great spot to catch good food and beers. We went there before a concert on the pier. They have a variety of beers and the menu is huge with unique options. Had the turkey reuben, chowder, and sweet potato fries covered in pulled pork and cheese.. none of these disappointed. Seems like a fun place to hang... More 

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Portland, Maine
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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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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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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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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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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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124 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

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Additional Information about Gritty McDuff's

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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