Ebenezer's Restaurant & Pub

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Ebenezer's Restaurant & PubEbenezer's Restaurant & Pub
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100
world-class

125 Reviews
Reviews: 125
Visits: 152
rAvg: 4.72
pDev: n/a
Taps: 35
Bottles: 1,000
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

44 Allen Rd
Lovell, Maine, 04051-3919
United States
phone: (207) 925-3200

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Reviews: 125 | Visits: 152
Reviews by ElGallo:
Photo of ElGallo
4.72/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I have made two visits to Ebenezer's, the first was last fall, and the second was this month. My friend and I plan to make an annual pilgrimage to Lovell to visit Eb's because it's fun to get lost in the woods, on narrow dirt roads, and then GPS your way to the best beer selection in the country.

The food is quite good. I recommend the Chimay burger - gooey and delicious. It is also entertaining to sit on the patio and watch the local golfers hit in to the green adjacent to the parking lot. Oh, right, the beer...

To toss out examples of Chris Lively's killer selection, last year I started with a flight of four Cantillon tasters. Four Cantillons on draft - incredible. Fell in love with Val Dieu Grand Cru, then split my first bottle of Fantome Saison. This year the drafts I sampled included Struise Pannepot Wild, De Ranke XX Bitter, Petrus Aged Pale, Troubadour Magma, and La Rulles Tripel. There are so many tasty Belgian draft options, and the bottle list goes on forever.

This is a destination where the service is great, the surrounding area - in the shadow of the White Mountains - is breathtaking, and there's more great beer available than you can imagine. A must visit for any beer enthusiast.

And maybe one of these years I can sweet-talk Chris into giving me and my buddy a tour of the infamous cellar, although I'm starting to think it's just an urban legend, doctored up in a Portland TV studio. You know, like the Moon landing... (1,456 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of mklisz
4.11/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Took a long overdue trip to Ebenzer's this past Saturday. Arrived around 12:30pm and sat at the bar. The place wasn't too crowded, several parties sitting out in the screened-in entrance area and two others at the bar. Things picked up around 1:30 then died back down about an hour later.

Selection was good, lots of Lively drafts with a good mix of European brews. Cooler was impressively stocked with trappists, 3F, Fantome, Italian and German selections. Shared a 750mL of 3F Oude Geuze with my buddy, served in a lambic basket.

Food was decent. I ordered the fried cod sandwich which was a bit mushy. My friend was raving about his sous-vide chicken, however. Frites were average.

My major issue was the amount of horse flies buzzing around the place. You'd expect to see maybe a few in the hot summer months, but they were EVERYWHERE. (845 characters)

Photo of Stoutmeister
4.98/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of dmmichaud
4.29/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.73/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Nothing to say except, WOW. The best selection in the USA. Easily some of the rarest and most amazing Belgian beers I have ever laid eyes on. Go for the beer, stay for the food, it also does not disappoint.
And some day I will attend Night of the Great Thirst, then my life will be complete.... (294 characters)

Photo of abridgedatx
4.95/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
4.66/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

A lot has been said about Ebenezers and I will echo it. This is a world class bar. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. We sat in what appeared to be a screened in porch with an excellent view of a golf course. The sounds of birds and the fresh air provided a pleasant atmosphere. The food was amazing. I had a Philly cheese steak with frites. Despite having this dish hundreds of times, Ebenezers put a twist on it and it felt as though I had not had it before. Excellent food. My wife had a farm fresh chicken sandwich that was also excellent. We had two waitresses during our visit with the second one being a lot more helpful and knowledgeable. Outside of that our experience was fantastic. Beer variety and tap list was amazing. This place deserves its reputation as being one of the best beer bars in America. Certainly will go back if I am in the area again. (880 characters)

Photo of rocksteady726
2.25/5  rDev -52.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Visited here over the summer. It may have been a busy day, but the service was terrible. The staff was unwilling to serve us bottles from the cellar and continued to insist we order tap beers or bottles from the cooler. We had a reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes to sit down, even though our table was empty and clean. The food was slow to come out, and the staff was openly being disciplined by management in the dining room. This certainly did not live up to the hype for me. All that beer down in the cellar doesn't do anyone any good if you can't order any of it. (583 characters)

Photo of slasich
4.56/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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4.89/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Simply amazing. We had 5 small children with us and we were so very well taken care of given our crew. The beer selection, knowledgeable and friendly staff ( Sir Chris et al), and the location in picturesque Western Maine (on the fringes of the Saco River and the White Mountains) made it surpassingly enjoyable. (312 characters)

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Ebenezer's Restaurant & Pub in Lovell, ME
100 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.