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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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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
Most recent review
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We spent 4 days in Freeport and ate half of our meals at this restaurant. Food was fantastic and the service was great. Would certainly recommend this food establishment to anyone Also very reasonably priced!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Louis M
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Tusket, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Tusket, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We spent 4 days in Freeport and ate half of our meals at this restaurant. Food was fantastic and the service was great. Would certainly recommend this food establishment to anyone Also very reasonably priced!!

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Boston
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36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We recently had a family dinner at Linda Bean's. It was a cold winter night and the fire pits outside were inviting. We had great meals and tasty beer. The haddock baked the "L.L. Bean Way" was perfect and the home-style meatloaf dinner was a hit. The burgers our sons enjoyed were also delicious. The only thing we were unable... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Visiting LL Bean, went for lunch here. Lobster roll was featured and delicious. The chowder was okay, but not special. The coffee was great! Not cheap, but good quality ingredients and well prepared.

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Pembroke, MA
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70 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stopping through Freeport on the way home from a Football game -- decided a Lobster Roll would hit the spot. Stopped at the bar, and had the roll within 10 minutes. Very filling, but a little pricey. However, the salt and vinegar chips were a great addition!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This restaurant is akin to a warm hug! Great comfort foods and nice atmosphere especially upstairs. Don't worry about the lines, they give you a beeper so you can continue to shop while your waiting. It's a great lunchtime go to place.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The restaurant is right across the street from L L Bean, and is a great place to take a break from shopping and to get a good lunch. Both the Lobster Stew and Seafood Chowder were excellent. We were seated quickly in the upstairs area and service was good. During the winter they have sidewalk tables with a central heater,... More 

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Somewhere near Boston
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56 reviews 56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I don't generally eat at restaurants around Freeport, because I have chef friends nearby that always feed me well. We stopped in to this place to eat before leaving the area. Interesting "Maine" take on food. I had a small and delicious greens, beet and goat cheese salad, and one of their small burgers. I noticed that they have a... More 

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

our recent visit turned out better than I had thought it would. We stopped in for lunch since we had to return something to LL Bean. Didn't have to wait for a seat (1:30). Service was friendly and food came pretty quickly and was hot. We decided to order their take on a grilled cheese sandwich- made with lobster and... More 

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Brunswick
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I liked where it was located but wasn't impressed with the food. Clams were tough. Service was slow and prices were high

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Ate dinner in the upstairs bar area and had an excellent meal. Great service and a fantastic local beer menu!

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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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