Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub & Restaurant
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Beer Avg: 3.52
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Reviews by ChappyCubsFan:
3.85/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I was expecting much more from my first trip to Gritty McDuff's. I tried their sampler of beers. The IPA was the only beer that got my attention, and they don't bottle it. The place looks very rustic from the outside and as you enter, there is a fairly large store on the right that is set apart from the restaurant where they sell all their t-shirts, bottled beer, pint glasses and several other items. I tried an appetizer and the wife tried a dessert. The food was good. There is large fenced-in area for the kids to run around, almost like a pen. It gave the impression you were on a farm with a pond nearby. The mosquitos kept attacking me as I attacked the beer sampler. Anyway, to sum it up. It was a fun place to visit, but the beers just were not that great. I did purchase a bottle of the Gritty's Best Bitter and drank it later during the New England tour. It was OK.
07-30-2005 19:22:25 | More by ChappyCubsFan
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3.59/5 rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$$
sister restaurant of the Portland based grittys, a fun place to visit, but the food is a lot better than the beer. I worked my way through the whole lineup, but was unimpressed by any of them, even finding the ipa to be quite poor. the lobster rolls and lobster mac and cheese were right on though, as was the rhubarb dessert. maybe six or seven beers on, in an open seating loud beer hall type setting. big back deck and yard, and one of those places where you sit with strangers, which is cool if you are traveling. service was decent considering how busy it was, and again, the food was very good. not really a beer destination though, I found them all to be generic and weak in some ways, undercarbonated, and similar in a bad way. the fermenters were neat though, insulated with brick, never seen that before. overall a good stop for a meal on the maine brewery trip, but the beers were less than stellar, and that's the most important thing.
08-18-2013 14:06:19 | More by StonedTrippin
3.66/5 rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
Stopped here for lunch the other day. Beer selection was OK, as they have the standard Gritty’s fare. The beers are good, with a fairly varied selection. the food was fairly standard pub offerings. It was tasty and was served quickly. The service was also good. Well worth a stop when in the area.
07-31-2013 18:49:38 | More by Boto
3.38/5 rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25 | $$
Stopped for a quick lunch on my way up to Maine beer company to see what the brewery had to offer...never heard of gritty mcduffs before got a decent chicken sandwich and an ipa...sandwich was decently common, as was beer. They had a nice outside deck to appreciate the Maine weather
06-14-2013 01:52:07 | More by AOShabaz
Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub & Restaurant in Freeport, ME
89 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.