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“Great bar in the evening”

Gritty McDuff's - Lower Main Street
Ranked #7 of 62 Restaurants in Freeport
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
Description: 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-six 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.
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Only visited in the evening when it had a great atmosphere. Traditional Irish band playing at ground floor and a great funk band playing on first floor. Great very mixed crowd. The bar had a great choice of different beers.

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Thank Mvanting
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Great to go to after a long day of outlet shopping and walking around. You can grab a drink at the bar while you wait for your name to be called. Rustic place to just sit down and unwind before you finish shopping or get back to your road-trip. A must eat!

Good:
-Happy Hour, 3pm= $2 happy hour beer & well drinks
-Portions were big enough to split between two diners
-Smoked Pork Fries
-Mac & Lobster
-Smoked Salmon Salad
-Eat outside if it is not raining

Bad:
-30 minute wait but it was busy and flew by

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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We loved it so much we ate here three times on our week long honeymoon in Maine. Great home brewed English style beers and delicious grub! All the typical pub food done well with a few amazing twists thrown in. They were even more than happy and prepared to make substitutions to accommodate my seafood allergy!! We will be coming back here for sure!!!

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Food average or so nothing to write home about but decent burgers and good menu for kids. Our apps came out with dinner which was disappointing but their was also no flare with the food. Same as any major restaurant chain. Price were fairly good and beer selection was good. Service was ok but we sat around quite a while waiting for our food. Overall not a bad place to stop if you have little kids but if you are looking for a culinary experience keep on driving.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Save yourself and don't go here. A group of us arrived here for a late lunch one day and it took 2 hours for us to eat! And the food ranged from average to terrible. The mac and cheese and my philly cheesesteak were good. The fried calamari should have been used as bait. My husband's lobster roll was a rip off, as it had more lettuce than lobster, and his clam chowder tasted like it came out of a can. The turkey burger one person had was grey, overcooked, previously frozen, hockey puck. The service was terrible. There were not enough waitstaff to deal with everyone in the restaurant, which is really bad planning -- this is Freeport in August! As it took us 2 hours to be fed, the manager took off the bar bill. This sounds nice, but only came to about 8% of the total bill. There are tons of better places to eat, so save your time and money and go somewhere else.

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Thank eatsatrat
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