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Ebenezer's Restaurant & Pub

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

125 Reviews
Ebenezer's Restaurant & PubEbenezer's Restaurant & Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(207) 925-3200 | map
ebenezerspub.net

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PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
160
Avg:
4.75
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
Taps:
35
Bottles/Cans:
1,000
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 125 | Ratings: 160
Reviews by rfgetz:
Photo of rfgetz
3.98/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

We ventured over from the mountains of New Hampshire. First time we attempted to visit we were 20 minutes away in Conway, NH on a Wednesday art dinner time and checked the website and saw it was "open year round", although when we pulled up, it was closed and only opened Thursday-Sunday. Conveniently back in Conway the next day after a trip to Mount Washington, we called and checked and visited after confirming they were open.

Small bar and dinning area attached to a house off of a golf course on a small gravel road. Tons of spent bottles of really good brews and brewery logo adorned gear on the walls. great views of the golf course from most angles. Tiny 8 seat bar and maybe room for 30 more inside. Outside deck and its picnic tables seats as much as the inside does. Quite cozy.

The owner wasn't there, so 2 of the rarer bottles advertised on the bottle list were unobtainable at that time. Solid draft list of 25+ options allowed us to order beers rarely seen on this side of the ocean, save for maybe Monks and the newer Farmers Cabinet. The 4 door cooler had bottles, most of which were easily obtainable in these parts, for even slightly better prices. Quite pricey.

Food was adventurous and the main plates were solid to spectacular while the small bites were rather hit or miss. Service was quite friendly and did try to help me out with obtaining some of the rare bottles i sought, even going so far as to call the owner. Its a shame the employees couldn't just access some of the bottles themselves.

Overall, a bit of disappointment in the way the bottle list is managed, but still a good visit to this landmark. Being in Philadelphia, i may be spoiled with the options we have here and may have erred in making the rare bottle selection one of the major points of my visit. When attempting to visit, make sure you check the hours and see if Chris the owner is on the premises.

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More User Reviews:
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

Photo of benzalman
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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Photo of mattycasey
5/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of WesFoxlove
5/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of anthony23cippy
4.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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