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Gritty McDuff's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
+1 207-772-2739
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The title says it all. Grittys is a brewery/ pub in Portland Maine that offers a decent menu at fair prices and beer brewed on site. There are a lot of breweries in Portland and of them, grittys is not one of the best. I had a flight and honestly didn't like any of the 5 samples I tried. Other... More 

Thank Cjend
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes you read that right! Linguini and shrimp dish, and the tips of several ends of the linguini were actually burned black. A friend ordered a dish with broccoli which had not been near any kind of heat (read: raw). Her husband ordered a lobster roll which was a simple skimpy hot dog roll with very few pieces of lobster,... More 

Thank Paul L
Menerbes, France
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grittys has a huge selection of craft beers, pub food and superb wait staff. Fun vibe and an opportunity to watch the locals. We eavesdropped on a Trivia evening - what fun!

Thank Simon B
Hudson, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was fabulous. Not overly in your face but always there when you need it. Didn't wait for anything. Family friendly. Drinks were well poured. 😉 Mac and cheese was really flavorful but could have been warmer. Topped with fried jalapeños which gave it quite a kick. Yum! Buffalo chicken wrap was fresh but lacked in buffalo chicken. Fires... More 

Thank Sarah J
Saint John, Canada
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231 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited one of their other locations before....that was somewhat better than my current experience. The food here was jus OK....nothing as good as what I had before. Service was good. They did have Cider on tap. Busy place.

Thank AAleR
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Old Port for the first time and decided we would try Gritty's for our dinner and Pub experience. I ordered a Reuben sandwich my husband ordered a burger and we also had french fries. The Reuben was not that great, it was actually shredded corned beef, not the deli style, and it was kind of tasteless... More 

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

Thank you for the nice review. We are pleased you ventured our way and hope to you will find your way to us again soon. Cheers! More 

Medford, Oregon
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623 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Beer selection is poor. Atmosphere is loud and can be fun, but if the beer is bad...... Overall, we won't go there again. We hear it is a cool place, but that is not what we experienced.

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

After 28 years in business, we have learned that there are many palates to satisfy. We are sad to learn that our offerings don't appeal to your palate, yet appreciate that you gave us a try. More 

Dover, New Hampshire
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103 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Plenty to choose from on the menu,from burgers to chowders to main courses there is something for everyone. Their craft beer is some of the best in the area.Great staff also.

Thank T4349TOinfo
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

Thank you for the short, yet very sweet, review. We appreciate knowing we are one of your favorites,and greatly appreciate the shout out to our wonderful staff. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers! More 

Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Tried two beers, Halloween and the brown ale. Both were delicious. The long tables are fun for a group.

Thank GwenM100
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

Thank you for the shout out to our beer and the communal tables. The two combined create an opportunity for good conversation and good times. Thank you for taking time to write a nice review. Cheers! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Worst meal I have ever had in Portland! A co-worker and I stopped in for dinner. I ordered the special smoked meatloaf sandwich on a pretzel bun and my co-worker ordered a steak Panini along with Pretzel bites and beer cheese. Not sure how you can mess up pretzel bites and beer cheese however Gritty's found a way. Cheese was... More 

Thank WBB7
Gritty M, Manager at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this review

This is not a typical review for us and we would like to learn more so we can investigate what led to this experience. We'd greatly appreciate it if you could reach out to us; gritty@grittys.com. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4026
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-2739
Gritty McDuff's, Maine's Original Brew Pub specializes in hand-crafted English style ales and traditional and creative pub fare, in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Both Gritty's fine ales and the pubs have won countless "best of" awards through our twenty-five years of operation. Our standard brews are session beers, Gritty's Pub-Style Pale Ale, McDuff's Best Bitter, Black Fly Stout, allowing one to have multiple beers within a reasonable time period without overwhelming the senses. Our seasonal and varietal ale offerings are more adventurous, some with a higher ABV, and some with higher IBU. We brew a beer for all craft brew palates. For the diner, we offer traditional pub fare alongside not so traditional specialty items. Our pub-style long tables with benches easily accommodate parties of all sizes and add to the camaraderie.

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