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Gritty McDuff's

American, Hamburgers
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396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
207-772-2739
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 66
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average food, good beer

Nice interior with long tables or bar areas, large window overlooking the port (mainly industrial). Cheerful staff, food was middle of road. Clam chowder had been microwaved and left to stand ( why don't the stir the skin in?) Turkey pasta stroganoff was enormous and somewhat sameish , a little... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
shenandoah1506
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Herndon, Virginia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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251 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Herndon, Virginia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice interior with long tables or bar areas, large window overlooking the port (mainly industrial). Cheerful staff, food was middle of road. Clam chowder had been microwaved and left to stand ( why don't the stir the skin in?) Turkey pasta stroganoff was enormous and somewhat sameish , a little garnish goes a long way, but the meat loaf with... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very average bar and grill . would not be a first choice by any means! Great to taste beer! Old inside pub like

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Management response:

We've worked hard over the past 26 years to provide a traditional pub experience with handcrafted session ales and quality pub food. Everyone has different tastes and expectations, and we are sorry yours were not met on your recent visit. More 

Jay, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Friday afternoon, about 530 pm I walked in and waited ten minutes to be seated. Not a single person approached me. While things were starting to pick up, it was by no means busy. After ten minutes, I began to wonder if I was just supposed to sit down, and didn't understand the picnic style seating. Finally, I went to... More 

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

Normally we have someone greet guests when they arrive to assist those such as yourself who are new to the communal pub layout. Our apologies this wasn't the case as we feel it might have changed your experience. For the past 26 years we have enjoyed introducing visitors to this traditional communal offering which encourages connecting with those in your... More 

Bangor, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We've been going to this pub for years and really like it. They have really good beer. The pub food is decent, but not exceptional. They have a great bitter and really good oatmeal stout, scotch ale, and IPA. I wouldn't refuse any of them, but I'm not a fan of their brown. The fish and chips there is a... More 

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Management response:

Many thanks for the kind words and for understanding one of our servers may have had an off day. We are pleased to learn you enjoy so many of our offerings, and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Outstanding selection of tasty beverages & a great menu. Atmosphere was outstanding to say the least. Thank you to all the staff !!!

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Management response:

Thank you for the kind words about our pub and the staff. We greatly appreciate hearing that our hard work is being appreciated. Cheers! More 

Florida Keys, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited Gritty's twice while in Portland. Once for thirst the other for thirst and food. Gritty's has several of their own brews on tap. I had the Brown Ale which was very tasty. Katelyn was our bartender at the bar and she was attentive with a great sense of humor. On our second trip we stopped for chowder and... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for the wonderful compliment of visiting us twice during your visit. We also appreciate knowing what a great experience you had with Caitlin. It is rewarding for us to hear when we've done a good job for our customers. We know consider you an honorary "out of town regular" and hope you will pay us a visit if... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Kaitlyn was our bartender and definitely ale a plus for our trip. Great service and recommendations on what to see wile we are here.

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Management response:

We are glad to have provided an enjoyable experience for you on one of our many cold days this winter. Thank you for the feedback on Caitlin and confirming what a great job she does - it means a lot to us and to her to hear this. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Boston
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had dinner over the holidays at the Gritty's in Portland and weren't particularly happy with the experience. The place was very crowded, as expected, during dinner time over the holidays. They did manage to finally sit our party of 6 at the long picnic style tables. The food wasn't exceptional in any way either. I tried the veggie chili... More 

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

Our pub is known for it’s energetic ambiance and as noted, you visited at a particularly busy time. The European pub tables are intended to promote a community feel and opportunity to make new acquaintances. It’s unfortunate that your table partners were less than ideal that evening. We are pleased to hear the rest of your party had a good... More 

North Uxbridge, Massachusetts
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

this is a great place to go grab acouple beers with your buddies... has good food as well.... great place to catch a game as well

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Management response:

Thank you for the kind words and for noting how much you enjoy it was a meet up spot. We also appreciate you commenting on watching a game here as we find that's a most enjoyable pastime for many. Many thanks. Cheers! More 

South Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stopped in here for lunch and found the food to be decent. We tried the Rachel and the Portobello Mushroom sandwiches. They were good but I would be inclined to come back to have drinks and maybe some appetizers. The bar and restaurant area have great ambience - wood table, stools, keg tables, etc. The server was less than... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for your concise and polite review. We appreciate learning what folks enjoy about their visits and where we might make improvements. Rest assured the ambiance will remain and your constructive thoughts will be addressed within. We hope to see you again, at the time of your choosing. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-772-2739

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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