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Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern

88 Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1214
+1 207-865-9835
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“lobster roll” (208 reviews)
“corn fritters” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
88 Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1214
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We just finished a wonderful shopping experience at LL Bean and it was late. Linda Bean's was close, open and convenient. I ordered clam chowder and a the lobster roll and my wife ordered teo appetizers: lobster pockets and the sweet potato flatbread. The clam...More

Thank amerazor
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food and service were excellent - shrimp free clam chowder and the scallops were perfectly cooked and melted in my mouth. Accompanied by the spicy Maine ginger brew. A definite hit!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went there expecting a tourist trap-level lunch experience. Instead the food was excellent, the prices were reasonable, and the service was good. Great lunch stop. The lobster bisque with added claw meat was amazing. We had lobster tails as well, with cole slaw. Very tasty!...More

Thank Theumanoh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Coffe was burnt and microwaved but not hot, lobster mac and cheese was very watery, towering lemon meringue pie was overwhelming lemon flavor, way to tart. Not happy at all with the waitress

Thank JoAnn D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loaded with packages from the LL Bean Flagship Store, we realized that we were hungry, and Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen across the street seemed like a good choice at the time. We had no reservations and only as short wait before we were seated. Our...More

Thank LBlank-SalinasCA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After our trot through LL Bean we went to Linda's for our first taste of Maine. The atmosphere is cheery and relaxing. The lobster bisque was amazing and the lobster and crab stuffed salmon was to die for. I hope to come back.

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you sit outside Linda Beans, I reckon sooner or later everyone in town is going to walk past, so for people-watching it's perfect. Other than that it's a bit of a tourist trap, probably worth 3-and-a-half stars rather than 4, but I'm giving it...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic lobster rolls and great clam chowder. A bargain with great taste.service was friendly and quick.

Thank lde1938
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a few hours of shopping at LLBean the stop for lunch at Linda Bean's seemed appropriate. The Big Claw salad was more than you would expect. Delicious and full of great items including lobster. Also great was the Lobster stew. my wife's bloody Mary...More

Thank 3Eagles
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went here on recommendation from family that lives in the area. The staff is unbelievably sweet and helpful. The food was really yummy, the chocolate mousse we had was heaven on earth. The prices are a little high for normal restaurant...More

Thank cherrylynn465
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May 3, 2018|
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Response from doreenshf | Reviewed this property |
I did see a sign that said they ship lobster in US. Not sure about the rest of the seafood sorry.
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Mosey55 | Reviewed this property |
I reviewed Linda Bean's Restaurant at the Portland Jetport. It's within the security area and there were lots of seats. I've never been to the restaurant in Freeport, but I do know they have a lovely outside seating area... More
May 22, 2017|
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Response from thomaslD3793GH | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, I had lunch there. Also I was in Freeport at the end of March which is not a busy time for Freeport.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-865-9835
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