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Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern

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88 Maine St., Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-9835
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Menu Selection

Widest variety of menu options for snack, lunch, or dinner in Freeport. Bad point is gets crowded. Bottom line is good food and medium pricing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Belfast, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Love the atmosphere with the choice of outside dining around a fire pit. Great for spring and fall visits.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Could have eaten elsewhere like Macdonalds- food was so so- beer selection poor. Too many generic amercian beers . They say they support local economy then put local economy on the menu not budweiser! Lobster was ok, can cook it better at home. Got to the end a little rubbery :( service was great

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Gray, Maine
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38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We ended up here by accident because the restaurant we originally wanted to go to closed at 8am on a Sat. night. We ate upstairs in the "top-side tavern". LOVE the ambiance and the big cushy chairs are so nice. Love the drink choices (had a lime rickey I think it was called). My husband loved the beer-on-tap choices. We... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

As out of towners, we asked a couple of locals what they liked to eat. Went to Linda Bean's upon their recommendation. It was the best!! From the lobster roll to the turkey gobbler, we could not have been more satisfied. If & when we are around again, we will return!

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Freeport, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I didn't like much beyond the location. The service was spotty and inconsistent, the food was ok but overpriced. The restaurant has the feel of going throughout he motions, like the tourist trap that it is.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Widest variety of menu options for snack, lunch, or dinner in Freeport. Bad point is gets crowded. Bottom line is good food and medium pricing.

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Weymouth, MA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Linda Bean's restaurant in Freeport offer great seafood, sandwiches, and my favorite- lobster rolls. When the weather allows, try the tables outside- great people- watching at the busiest corner in Freeport. The upstairs room is large, with TV screens for sports fans. Highly recommended, especially for lunch.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Found this restaurant after a day shopping in the outlet. The atmosphere was nice and the food is pretty good. But you would be hard pressed to say it was something special. Would recommend if you happen to be at the outlet.

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Northborough
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place offers lobster with salad,a huge favorite of mine. Chowder was good. Beer(IPA) was excellent. Costly but good meal...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is right across from LL bean and you can tell by the menu its a mix of commercial and not! Somewhat pricey--- but good food. Lobster roll was good, mussels okay. Great drinks and yummy salad with beets and goat cheese! Pretty much as expected and close distance to everything . service was nice and average as well .... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Maine St., Freeport, ME 04032
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: (207) 865-9835

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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