Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub & Restaurant

BEER AVG
3.42/5
Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub & RestaurantGritty McDuff's Brew Pub & Restaurant
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

187 Lower Main St
Freeport, Maine, 04032-1002
United States

(207) 865-4321 | map
grittys.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
3
Ratings:
12
Reviews:
4
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 36
Reviews by ChappyCubsFan:
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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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Kayakguy
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of sbuchert
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Kinda touristy but in a good way. With LL Bean being the big draw there is certainly no shortage of people in Freeport and the pressure to get people to your establishment has to be scary, but Gritty's does well. And for a good reason. Good food, great service, and some decent beers. I stop there just about every time I'm in Freeport.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of chefdave37
4.61/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

The atmosphere reminds me of a ski lodge. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Even when the place was packed. Friendly to the kids also.

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Photo of seahorse515
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Nomis
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of rjm0715
2.68/5  rDev -32%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Photo of dwoolley1
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Reds76
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Rhody1
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of smanson56
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of richobrien
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of vonnerbeer
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of anthony23cippy
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of costanzo_mike
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mendvicdog
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of JGLittle
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of andrew_thrall
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of obi_wan_knope
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of swierczt
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of cnwillis31
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

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Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub & Restaurant in Freeport, ME
3.42 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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