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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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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great location in the old port. It has upstairs and down. There are several spots upstairs where you can look out onto the old port. There are tables for couples and families and many long group tables for large groups or to share. They have one of the best burgers in town! Delicious! They also, surprisingly, have... More 

Thank Andrea B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fun lunch at Gritty's. The chosda was really good nice thickness and seasoned just right . The lobster loaded fries were definitely wicked ! Nice view from upstairs .

Thank Cjm819
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 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 January 7, 2017

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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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

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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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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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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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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113 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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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