Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub & Restaurant
Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
3.59/5 rDev -7.9%
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 -6.2%
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 -13.3%
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
3.7/5 rDev -5.1%
A stop before the Freeport Outlet shops, this brewpub offers a decent place for a lunch and beverage before hitting the stores. Seating at long tables. This place feels like someone converted their garage into a bar (on that budget).
Beer is fresh and there is enough variety on tap to satisfy picky palates. Food is decent pub fare, with some tasty twists. But if you want fish or a burger, you are all set. Waitstaff was friendly and attentive, and all elements were in the appropriate price range.
Overall, if this particular place was located in a downtown area in a bigger icty, it might just die there. it certainly, as far as atomosphere is concerned, is nothing like the Portland location. But the beverages and food measure up. And it is by far the best place to check out if hitting the shopping outlets.
02-08-2010 12:55:07 | More by OtherShoe2
4.5/5 rDev +15.4%
A great little brewpub in Freeport. My advice is to let the women go shopping at all the Outlets a mile up the road and wait for them here. A warm, inviting brewpub witha nice atomsphere, great pub food at very reasobnable prices. The wait staff are very knowledgable about beers and the brewer is frequently available to sit down and have a beer with you and discuss his brewing philosophy. Always nice to see the brewing equipment prominently displayed too.
Beware though, in the summers it can get very crowded, and definitely avoid it the day of the Daytonna 500.
11-12-2009 18:13:51 | More by Katahdin
4.33/5 rDev +11%
Wifeness and I stopped in here after a day of outlet shopping, as I am sure many folks do. Really cool vibe in here. "Seat yourself" meant we grabbed tables in the bar area. Long tables with benches that are meant to be shared with other parties. Beer decor on the walls along with various New England themed decorations. Windows at the end of the bar allow for viewing of the beer being made. Gritty's had 6 or 7 of their beers on tap, including their 21 IPA on cask, which I ordered. Wife ordered the stout. Both beers were excellent. A really good menu that includes Maine fare that you'd expect. Wife ordered a spicy haddock burrito. I ordered the twin lobster rolls. Damn was that food good. The service was attentive and friendly and made us feel welcomed there. The "pro shop", as I call it, had lots of t-shirts and three dollar bombers. You can't beat that!
Overall, Gritty's was a real nice dining experience and there is no doubt we'll be back. :)
10-15-2009 01:20:44 | More by mtbbaboon
4.33/5 rDev +11%
One of my favorite pubs. They have wide open dining areas w picnic bench type seating. A very family oriented place with a wide variety of fare from classic pub style foods to great seafood and some really great chowdah's! They always have an ale featured off cask which is always a cellar temp and wicked delicious. They have outside seating with a cool large grassy area for kids to play in. It's maybe a mile from downtown Freeport near the great shopping. Fantastic beer, food, and wait staff. Just a friendly place overall.
09-17-2009 13:55:35 | More by flanmedic51
4.18/5 rDev +7.2%
Visited the Gritty McDuff's pub on 4th of July for lunch around midday. We were seated promptly out on the patio. The atmosphere is uber kid friendly. A large fenced in grassy area for families to play. There is also a kid sized clubhouse to enhance the kid experience.
The patio area is good sized and not exclusive. Lots of picnic style seating with umbrellas for the sunny weather and equipped with heaters when it gets a bit chillier.
The interior is an old style "woodsy" pub decor, where the frequent drinkers' mugs hang above the bar. From the inside pub there is a viewing deck into the brew house.
All the standard McDuff brews on tap, plus a few others - raspberry light and a cask IPA (that is hand drawn).
The staff is very friendly and provided quick service.
The food is great pub fare with a diverse selection from normal burgers to seaside fare to vegetarian options, as well as a kid's menu.
07-08-2009 14:15:32 | More by u2carew
3.83/5 rDev -1.8%
Ahhh...Gritty's in Freeport. Everytime my wife and I go to Freeport so she can shop I demand we stop in to see whats new at Gritty's.
Summer is awesome here, great outdoor deck with a "yard" area that doubles as a place for the kids to run around and a place for live music. They also have some hops growing off the deck if you look closely.
Beer selection is all the regular Gritty's plus a cask, seasonal and sometimes a random offering. I've had some good one offs here.
The buffalo burger is great as are the pretzels.
This place gets packed in the summer but the rest of the year its a great place for pint inside near the bar.
Worth checking out if the wife/husband/partner wants to do some outlet shopping down the road.
03-21-2009 02:59:56 | More by indiapaleale
Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub & Restaurant in Freeport, ME
88 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.