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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: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Mediocre in My Book

Made a day trip to Freeport because I was told to visit the LL Bean store. A friend recommended the restaurant directly across the street, so of course I had to see what all the hype was about. I did enjoy walking up and see the mini fire pits lit and blazing at the mini tables outside-if your... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Maegan F
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Dallas, Texas
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Portland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here multiple times and will always go back. Whether it's summer or winter they have the best lobster roll and customer service. That's a place you have to try

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the greatest places in Freeport. Whether it be summer or winter. Food is fresh and service is top notch

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Thank Jackie R
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a day trip to Freeport because I was told to visit the LL Bean store. A friend recommended the restaurant directly across the street, so of course I had to see what all the hype was about. I did enjoy walking up and see the mini fire pits lit and blazing at the mini tables outside-if your brave enough... More 

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Thank Maegan F
LBMKTT, Guest Relations Manager at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Maegan, Thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience! In my life in Maine I have had a multitude of different Clam Chowder styles and I also prefer a thicker consistency like you! Your feedback is extremely important and we appreciate it as we are always working hard to assure we are giving our guest... More 

bar harbor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I went to Linda Beans restaurant in Freeport to eat some scallops that are fresh right now. I ordered the fried scallop dinner which came with coleslaw and fries. The scallops were not scallops but were monk fish. I am from Maine and know what scallops taste like as well as knowing some restaurants try to pan... More 

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Thank crptman952
LBMKTT, Guest Relations Manager at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Good morning, I am sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction with your meal. Our Scallops are indeed 100% scallops and purchased exclusively from Vinalhaven Maine. We would never try to pass off a product as something else, we don't need to. We have the finest and most hardworking families braving the elements year round to bring us fresh product, and... More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called for lunch and I had the best lobster tail and blueberry pie EVER. Really great location for lunch and we saw the breakfast menus which looked great too. My friend had lemon meringue pie / tower - really delicious! Go... you won't be disappointed.

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1 Thank Sarah H
LBMKTT, Guest Relations Manager at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing in, Sarah! We know you have an abundance of dining choices in the area and we are so happy you chose ours! We looking forward to seeing you and your friends again! More 

Orono, Maine
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner Sat. 1-16-16......I ordered crab cakes and she ordered the meatloaf......crab cakes came out and were burnt so I sent them back.....after she was finished her dinner my crab cakes came back out again they looked fine but the cook burned them again and again he hid the burnt half on the bottom and buried them in... More 

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Thank Stephen C
LBMKTT, Guest Relations Manager at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Stephen, I am so sorry to hear of your dining experience, we take our customer reviews very seriously. I have passed this on to the manager of our restaurant Kim Connolly and she plans to address the situation immediately. If you would like to speak to her directly she can be reached at Kim@lindabeansperfectmaine.com. I assure you that this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bad food Returned salad twice How hard is a salad?? They did deduct part of the cost but very disappointed

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Thank BJNuff
LBMKTT, Guest Relations Manager at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear about your recent experience! I reached out to the restaurant manager Kim to relay your dissatisfaction and she would sincerely appreciate the opportunity to talk to you and get more information on this to make it right, because you are correct...a salad should not have to ever be returned. She can be reached at:... More 

Seabright, NS, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of variety and some unique Maine dishes. We have eaten there 15-20 times and have only been disappointed once. Food is fresh - beer is cold - service is friendly. Oysters are fabulous! The menu has a great variety - something there for everyone!

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Jay, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner at Lindas last night. After being seated by the window and finding the room a bit chilled, we asked if we could sit at the bar where it was warmer. We were well taken care of by DJ, the bartender. He made his special Bloody Mary for me and his specialty drink called the Generals Juice for my... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went the Saturday after Christmas and we sat out side at the round tables that had gas fires in the center. They had many gluten free options. My wife and daugher shared the gluten free fried clams which they really enjoyed. Our other daughter had the double dog basket and loved it and the fries. I had the veggie... More 

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Maine_Kitchen_and_TT, Public Relations Manager at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping in, and thank you for taking the time to review your visit! We are so pleased that your experience met your expectations! We look forward to seeing you and your family again! Have a wonderful day! 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, Pub, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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