We went down to the Old Port to check out the sights while we were in Maine visiting my husband's family. We had my 14 year old and 10 year old in tow and they hate seafood. We stopped at Gritty's (as they call it now) for an early dinner. The atmosphere might be great at night, but it's really dark during the day. It's a typical tavern. The service was average and so was the beer. The menu was typical pub food. Everything is around $10-$15 bucks. I had the fish basket and my husband and daughter got the special. This is where the restaurant redeemed itself! The special was macaroni and cheese with buffalo chicken, blue cheese and buffalo sauce mixed in. It was topped with fried halapenos and served with a side of crispy cornbread. At first, we thought the portion was too small, but it was just the right size. For dessert, we ordered the blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream, based on a recommendation from the waiter. He said the owner's wife makes the pies....and boy, can she bake! It was delicious! If they sold whole pies, I would have bought one to take home. I'd go somewhere else to eat down at the old port, but if you are going to stop in there for a beer, order the mac & cheese and blueberry pie!
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