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Ebenezer's Restaurant & PubEbenezer's Restaurant & Pub

Type: Bar, Eatery

44 Allen Rd
Lovell, Maine, 04051-3919
United States

(207) 925-3200 | map

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Reviews by handpullme:
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4.98/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My wife Karen and I made the pilgrimage from Pennsylvania to Lovell, Maine last week, with the main reason being to visit Ebenezer's obviously. There's not a lot else in Lovell really, other than the typical gorgeous scenery you expect to find in Maine. It was well worth the trip. We went to Ebenezer's 3 of the 4 nights we were there, with one much needed dry night that involved no alcohol. The beer selection is amazing, and even if you're an experienced Belgian drinker, you're likely to find at least a few on tap you've never had. As for the bottles, basically if there's something you'd like to try, just ask Chris or Jen and there's a good chance they'll have it. I was thrilled to finally be able to try Portsmouth's Kate the Great the first night we were there. Chris also gave us a tour of the beer cellar, which was worth the trip by itself. The owner of the #1 beer bar in the world giving us a personal tour...definitely cool. I had an incredible beer on tap called "My Blueberry Nightmare", an Italian blueberry sour stout (more sour than stout) that went down way too easily for something that was 11% and $10/glass. In addition to the beer, the food is absolutely top-notch. The first night, I had by far the best coconut shrimp dish I've ever had, and Karen had an excellent pizza that was obviously hand-tossed. Our second night, she had a cheesesteak she says is the best she's ever had, which is impressive considering we usually make several trips to Philadelphia per year. Overall, just an amazing experience that I hope to repeat someday.

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Photo of NateF90
5/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of tmac
4.73/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ScaryEd
4.53/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of abrodsky
4.89/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of popo901
4.83/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of psweendogg
4.92/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Peter1977
5/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of blisscent
4.57/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
4.11/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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Photo of Stoutmeister
4.98/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of dmmichaud
4.29/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.73/5  rDev -0.4%
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....

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Photo of abridgedatx
4.95/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
4.66/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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Photo of rocksteady726
2.25/5  rDev -52.6%
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.

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Photo of slasich
4.56/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of johnbion22
4.89/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of DQuilliams
5/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -36.8%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of WesFoxlove
5/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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Ebenezer's Restaurant & Pub in Lovell, ME
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