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Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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1 Post Office Square, Waterville, ME 04901
+1 207-873-2457
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Medford, Oregon
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586 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great stop and the burger was very tasty. Good beer selection and the service was very friendly. Only drawback was the atmosphere. Upon walking in, your first impression comes from a bathroom. Located in a dark basement- for those over 40 you may want to consider using the flashlight on your phone to read menu!

Thank YearoftheRabbit
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cozy, friendly tavern under the old post office is very welcoming and relaxed. They could offer more beers on tap but there's enough. You have to make sure to order the Mac n cheese, for my taste there's none better. Had their chili last night and you can't go wrong there either. Nice place to take a date.

Thank Zebster43
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Stopped in on last leg of 21 day road trip. We were on our way home to Boston and needed on last good meal on the road. We found it here. My husband likes UP As and I like porters. We found both at this friendly little pub. We also found interesting and tasty takes on usual pub fare. I... More 

Thank Marilyn R
Plymouth, New Hampshire
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Three generations ate here for supper. The food pleased all of us, great variety and choice. Extensive beers, but then it is a pub. Quite noisy, but then again, it is a pub. Attentive and capable waitstaff. Overall, a good experience.

Thank T-rad-NH
Northborough, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Arrived at 5:45 p.m. On a Friday night. We were seated immediately ( party of 7 ) . A very congenial & upbeat server arrived with menus & took drink orders. After making our food choices,she checked in on us frequently. Refreshing drinks & other needs as we needed them. The appetizers & entrées were typical pub fare. The quality... More 

Thank GingerD369
United States
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The layout is a bit odd with separated rooms and feeling a bit squished seating. However, the patio is lovely and a nice option. The food was okay. I also found it to be loud. Many of my friends really like Mainely Brews and return often.

Thank Kathy334
Fairfield, Maine, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We have never had a bad meal or experience. The food is always fresh and tasty. What is supposed to be cold is cold what is supposed to be hot is hot.

Thank Brian B
Richmond, Virginia, USA
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Our large group was served by an inexperienced but great waitress, however, the food was mediocre at best and gave me horrible indigestion (Note: I never get an upset stomach and eat lots of very spicy food, pickles, sushi, and all manner of bizarre stuff without ill effects). Good beer selection and a very varied menu. My dining companions seemed... More 

Thank PaoloStatiUniti
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The menu looked great, but the preparation was lacking. My swordfish was overcooked. Prices were very reasonable and that's why they get 3, not 2, stars. My girlfriend had blackened salmon that wasn't blackened. It looked like they gave her the smaller, unblackened entree. Our server was friendly but not knowledgeable. When I asked for recommendations all she did was... More 

Thank lovemybicycle
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Finding good pub fare can be a pain. Luckily, this place runs near the top for me. In terms of location, this place can be a little easy to miss. The sign for the place isn't prominent, but the building has good atmosphere (it really IS an old post office). The few times I've been there, my wife and I... More 

Thank Matt S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
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: 1 Post Office Square, Waterville, ME 04901
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +1 207-873-2457

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?