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Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern

American, Chowder, Pub
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88 Maine St., Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-9835
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great blueberry pie

Located across the street from the 24 hour LL Bean store. Food was okay, nothing special. We were in a big group, 17 of us and they were able to seat us all. A little cramped but, hey it worked for us. The service was very good here. I had the lobster salad which was good. Some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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los angeles
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Located across the street from the 24 hour LL Bean store. Food was okay, nothing special. We were in a big group, 17 of us and they were able to seat us all. A little cramped but, hey it worked for us. The service was very good here. I had the lobster salad which was good. Some of the group... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had lunch here while exploring Freeport for the day. We enjoyed sitting by the fire outside and people watching. The lobster bisque soup was delicious! Then we had the blueberry pie for dessert. We tried blueberry pie many places while in Maine and this one won for our favorite! The other desserts there looked very yummy and came with... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut
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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stopped in for a quick lunch break while shopping at LLBean, glad we did. We were seated upstairs, the seating was very comfortable. My husband had the crab salad sandwich and it was a good size. I had a caesar salad and the Blueberry BBQ Chicken wings. They were amazing, a real touch of Maine, they were spicy, saucy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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204 restaurant reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Situated right on Main Street opposite the L.L. Bean stores, this is a popular restaurant with local and tourists. This time for lunch I had 'Linda’s Creamy Maine Lobster Bisque,' it was buttery and smooth with huge pieces of lobster. Then I enjoyed quite possibly the best lemon meringue pie in existence. They also do a great breakfast. A Freeport... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We received five clams, two scollops & a small piece of fish for 24.00. I can get a better meal at the Lobster Tail in Andover for less money! We will not go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Enjoyed our meal in this great setting in beautiful Freeport. Friendly and speedy service. Lobster very close to tasting like our own Nova Scotia delicacy!

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South Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had another great meal at Linda's. We enjoy being able to sit outside and people watch as other people are shopping. I like the options they have on the menu and we have never picked badly.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The wait staff was attentive and prompt and the food....toop notch! Best lobster roll I've ever had! if your in Freeport make it a point to try this place!!!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I sat on the patio at one of their beautiful fire pit tables. It was a gorgeous day and the town itself is charming. I ordered the crab roll and while the crab salad tasted great, a little more effort could have been put into the sides. It looked like I got the bottom of the bag of potato chips... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It was my family's last night in Freeport and we were looking for something within walking distance of our hotel. We had a busy day and we were tired and somewhat cranky. The hostess was very pleasant, but the experience was a great one due to our waitress and the couple at the table next to us. The atmosphere was... 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, Chowder, Pub

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