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Gritty McDuff's

396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
207-772-2739
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Ranked #145 of 535 restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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63% Recommend
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English first
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The food was tasteless and I could have used the clam chowder to caulk walls. The beer was very rough and alcohol tasting. The one reason that they are a 2 instead of a 1 is the service is was very good.

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Gritty M, Marketing at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

We are interested in learning some specifics about your experience so we can get a better understanding on why things weren't optimal for you. Our staff does appreciate you noting the service was good. Please reach us directly through grittys@grittys.com. If you provide a phone number we can connect and learn more about the variables which were involved during your... More

Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A typical pub, with good pub food, with the exception of their Spinach Artichoke Dip, which is extra delicious! Also, a generally lovely selection of beers on tap. Good place to come for a low-key pub dinner.

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Gritty M, Marketing at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review. We appreciate the thumbs up for our beers. The spinach artichoke dip has always been a popular choice so we're pleased you found it and enjoyed that as well. Cheers! More

Stevensville, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A very good place for a casual lunch and a beer. Four of us recently enjoyed lunch there and would recommend it to others. I had the Pub Steak Panini which comes on a roasted garlic bread. It was very tasty. My wife and one of our friends both had burgers which were cooked just as they requested with a... More

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Gritty M, Marketing at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

So pleased you chose to visit our pub on your recent visit to Maine and that your experience was positive. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review, and hope to see you again should the winds carry you our way. Cheers! More

Blossburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The advertised the Maine's best IPA. I really don't know about that, but it was pretty tasty. We stopped in for lunch. Service was quick and friendly.

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Management response:

Thank you for the kind words regarding your experience. These positive reviews mean a lot to our staff as we aspire to do the best job possible. We hope you'll stop in the next time you are in Maine. Cheers! More

Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You have to stop at Gritty's if you're in Portland. Try a flight of beer to give them all a try. I liked the pilsner, the brown ale and the stout. Well worth the stop.

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Gritty M, Marketing at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

The beer flights are great fun and a nice way to explore several tastes at one sitting. Thank you for mentioning this in your review. We're pleased you found several to your liking and appreciate your positive review of our pub. Cheers! More

Portland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I continued to be amazed by the quality of the atmosphere, food, and company found in the heart of the Old Port. Good food, better beers, overall I couldn't ask for more! Be back again for those wings soon enough.

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Gritty M, Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

We work hard at creating the atmosphere you described and appreciate your recognition of it with this glowing review. Repeat patrons such as yourself help create the atmosphere, so our hats off to you for being a part of it. Cheers! More

Erving, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We always have a meal at Gritty's whenever we're in the Portland area. Great wait staff, delicious food and reasonable prices.

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Gritty M, Marketing at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and for making us one of your regular stops when visiting Portland. We love hearing this from people and knowing we are part of their vacation memories. Until your next visit - Cheers! More

Ottsville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you enjoy fresh brewed horse urine and culinary abortions then this place is for you. I enjoy a good brew pub whenever I can but this place can't even be considered that, especially with the harbor a block away. I hate Applebee's, Tgi Fridays, etc, but even those places are a step above the garbage served at Grittys. If... More

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Gritty M, Marketing at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

We are sorry to learn your experience was less than optimal; we'd like to learn specific information so we can better manage the variables which may have been a factor. Please contact us directly through grittys@grittys.com, and provide a phone number where we can reach you to learn more. More

NH
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

They have many kinds of burgers to go with the many beers but I chose the Mediterranean burger which had feta cheese and was very very good. I'd order it again. Big long tables where you can share with strangers or just sit by yourself. Good service too.

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Management response:

We're always thrilled to hear about positive experiences so our gratitude for letting us know about yours. The pub tables help create the community atmosphere - thank you for mentioning them. We hope to see you on your next visit to Portland. Cheers! More

Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It took two tries to actually eat or drink at Gritty McDuff's. We wandered in here on a Friday night, just after checking into our hotel. It was fairly late, and we were looking to just have a drink and a snack (appetizer). The place was PACKED. We couldn't find a seat, so we left. Sunday afternoon, we were looking... More

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Management response:

Thank you for giving our pub a try on a Sunday afternoon. We appreciate your note regarding service on that day as it will help us to do a better job. More

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