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Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co

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68 Main St, Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 376-2739
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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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Had a nice bowl of chowder and a good dry stout. Wait staff was friendly and the place seemed to be family friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Richard P
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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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 

Gainesville, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Had a nice bowl of chowder and a good dry stout. Wait staff was friendly and the place seemed to be family friendly.

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

We're pleased to learn you had a good experience on your recent visit. Our Black Fly Stout is well received by visitors from the U.S. and abroad. We hope you'll stop in one of our locations if you should visit Maine again in the future. Cheers! More 

Somers, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Sat for twenty minutes before we were waited on at 4:00 Saturday May 30. Hostess is rude and gave you impression you were putting her out. Server once she came was good. Kitchen slow apps fair. Beer good and their other food looked worth trying. Suggest more servers and an attitude adjustment for the hostess.

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

Thank you for the constructive thoughts along with kudos where deserved. We hope you'll visit us again and your experience will echo our positive reviews. More 

Strongsville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were staying at the Hilton when my wife had a craving for nachos. The receptionist suggested Gritty's so I walked on over and placed a take out order. While waiting, I used the free WiFi and enjoyed the live band. The nachos were ready a little too soon so I had to cut and run back to the room... More 

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

We're pleased to hear you had a good experience with our pub and enjoyed the nachos. Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review - it means a great deal to us. We hope you'll visit one of our locations if you should pass this way again. Cheers! More 

eagle river, w,i usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on a weeknight for a meal and beer at the end of a day at work. We enjoyed good service and found the staff very pleasant. Our food was severed quickly and was hot and tasty. We were never rushed to leave. I would return and do recommend this place for a casual lunch or burger (or beers).

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

Thank you for recommending us a great place to visit - your review is greatly appreciated. Cheers! More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

we get there early so we can go outside and have a big table, since we are there for a few hours, we make sure we take good care of our wait staff

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

Thank you for the positive review and for noting our outdoor seating which is a favorite during the warmer months. We're also certain our wait staff appreciates having their hard work being rewarded. We get the impression that you have visited us before, and if so, we thank you for choosing to be one of our "out of town regulars".... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

They had a decent selection of their own beers as well as local beers, but their food was just average. The BBQ fries were good, but I don't see why they add sugar to their sweet potato fries. Nothing was bad, but nothing to make me come back either.

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

Thank you for noting the wide variety of beers available at our pub. We aspire to offer traditional pub fare to accompany our session beers for an enjoyable experience, although we recognize that we will not be able to satisfy all palates. We thank you for giving us a try on your recent visit. More 

Sabattus, Maine
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Just went recently had the nachos with pulled pork ,very good flavor the staff are great ,the view of falls is spectacular from deck,the prices are reasonable love the beer!

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

Thank you for the glowing review of our beer, our view, and our food! We work hard to provide a quality experience and it's very rewarding when we learn that we are achieving this goal with customers. We hope to see you on the outdoor patio sometime soon. Cheers! More 

Lake Oswego, Oregon
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Gritty's is close to the Hampton Inn and the river walking path. It has a nice, comfortable pub-like feel and is very popular on friday night. We had a burger and a salad. Both were OK--nothing special.

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

Thank you for noting our comfortable ambiance which has been home to special celebrations and memories for countless customers. The weekend brings afternoons with families and sports teams and evenings with music which provides the vibrance you noted. Our traditional pub fare is meant to compliment our session beers for an enjoyable experience. We are sorry to learn that your... More 

Sabattus, Maine
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went on a Sunday night, with another couple that we dine out with often. It's simple pub fare no more no less. But I will say this was my second visit and again the beer was not overly cold, and a bar has to be penalized for not serving cold beer. Also the target audience seems to be the... More 

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Address: 68 Main St, Auburn, ME 04210
Phone Number: (207) 376-2739
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Auburn
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68 Main St, Auburn, ME 04210
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: (207) 376-2739

Price and Cuisine

  • 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.

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