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Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co

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68 Main St, Auburn, ME 04210
12073762739
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Haddock Rueben

The Haddock Rueben very tasty. I would recommend this sandwich. Happy Hour very busy. I would not recommend a quiet dinner. Big parties very loud . We had a good time anyway.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Susan M
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English first
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Haddock Rueben very tasty. I would recommend this sandwich. Happy Hour very busy. I would not recommend a quiet dinner. Big parties very loud . We had a good time anyway.

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Litchfield, Maine
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Its a pub, with decent atmosphere, fair food and good drinks, it can get very busy on weekends. It has a great patio overlooking river which is wonderful to enjoy after a hot summers day.

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Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review. It makes us smile to have you define us as a pub because that's what we hope to deliver - a traditional pub experience with communal tables, quality food and craft beers. We hope you to be one of our regulars who are part of the fabric which makes our pub such a special... More 

Algonquin, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We sat out on the patio and loved the great food, service, views and beer. The wat staff helped us select the right beer for our tastes-very helpful!

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Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

It sounds as though you had a wonderful summer evening on our patio - yeah! We love hearing stories such as this. Through the years so many people tell us of special memories they have had in our pubs. Some of the best are the simplest ones - great beers on a nice evening. Thank you for taking the time... More 

Connecticut
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702 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 749 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was in town with co-workers and we stopped by here a few times after work. I was impressed with their beer options. The ones I tried (in order of preference) were the IPA, the porter, black fly stout, and the best bitter. We ordered appetizers and thought the wings were tremendous. The ale battered mushrooms and pub pretzels were... More 

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Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

I believe you covered it all - thank you for the tremendous review! We work hard to provide a quality experience to all of our customers and pleased to hear we've accomplished that for you. Knowing you will be back, we may will now consider one of our "from away" regulars. Thank you for taking the time to share. It... More 

York, Maine
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Griddy's has a great location right on the river. They have a large deck with plenty of outdoor seating. For a pub/bar they have a decent selection of food. The food is very traditional, not brilliant, but not bad either. They have a huge selection of beer, and hard liquor. The drinks are poured well which helps make Griddy's a... More 

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Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We hope you will visit us when in town again and we may consider you one of our "when you are in town regulars". Cheers! More 

Fredericksburg, Va
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119 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A delightful patio setting right overlooking the banks of the Androscoggin River! There was a wide variety of items ranging from appetizers to salads, sandwiches to entrees with a lot in between; the prices were very reasonable. Good craft beer, reasonable variety, and great service. What more can you ask for?

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Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

In your review, you ended with "what more can you ask for?" I would ask the same. We couldn't ask for anything more than a positive review such as yours. We do so appreciate you taking the time to share. Receiving these positive reviews means a great deal to our hardworking staff - from the brewers, to the kitchen, to... More 

Portland, Maine
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a great place to get together after work with some friends for appetizers and a drink or a full meal. Our waitress was wonderful the drinks were good and the spinach artichoke dip was absolutely delicious. The parking situation is a little hard but it's worth it as the restaurant sits next to the river and it's a... More 

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Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

Thank you for the very positive review and the shout out for our deck. When the weather permits, it's a great spot for enjoying a bite to eat outdoors. Thank you for also noting the atmosphere which is conducive to group gatherings. Many thanks! More 

Auburn, Maine
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The food was okay; nothing spectacular. The seating is long picnic tables that are not at all comfortable if you have any back or pain issues. I am not thrilled with a Bar Style eatery, so take this review with that in mind. I experienced this place once and that was enough for me.

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Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

Thank you for being straightforward in your review. Our traditional communal pub tables have inspired many memories and hosted many happy gatherings. However, we do recognize that there are many different likes and tastes out there and appreciate you also noting this in your review. More 

Auburn, Maine, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you're not looking to spend a fortune on gourment dining, Gritty's is a good place to try. Typical pub fare, good service, and a fabulous setting on the river. Plus, and this is a big plus - they brew their own beer - several varieties! Fun atmosphere, family friendly

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Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

Thank you for the very positive review on the many aspects of our pub. We strive hard to provide a quality atmosphere for our customers. Many thanks for taking time to share. Cheers! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We randomly found this place driving through Maine on our way to VT. It was unexcitingly average. Service was a tad slow. Our lunch bill was cheap, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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Gritty M, Manager at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co, responded to this review

It's unfortunate to learn that your experience was less than desirable to you. We pride ourselves on long distance regulars who visit us whenever in Maine. We're sorry to learn you will not be among them, yet appreciate that you stopped in to give us a try. More 

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Additional Information about Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co

Address: 68 Main St, Auburn, ME 04210
Phone Number: 12073762739
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Auburn
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68 Main St, Auburn, ME 04210
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: 12073762739

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Description

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.
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?