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“Great little place”
Review of Gritty McDuff's

Gritty McDuff's
Ranked #48 of 640 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Gritty McDuff's, Maine's Original Brew Pub specializes in hand-crafted English style ales and traditional and creative pub fare, in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Both Gritty's fine ales and the pubs have won countless "best of" awards through our twenty-five years of operation. Our standard brews are session beers, Gritty's Pub-Style Pale Ale, McDuff's Best Bitter, Black Fly Stout, allowing one to have multiple beers within a reasonable time period without overwhelming the senses. Our seasonal and varietal ale offerings are more adventurous, some with a higher ABV, and some with higher IBU. We brew a beer for all craft brew palates. For the diner, we offer traditional pub fare alongside not so traditional specialty items. Our pub-style long tables with benches easily accommodate parties of all sizes and add to the camaraderie.
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We stopped into Gritty's while walking around downtown Portland. My wife was ready for lunch and I thought a beer sounded good. The pub is very comfortable and interesting. My wife decided to try their rueben sandwich and was very happy with it. She said it was one of the best she has had. I opted for one of their huge selection of unique beers. It was called a Black Fly Stout. I made a good choice and enjoyed it. Our waitress was very efficient and friendly. The service was great.

Although we didn't have time to check it out, there is a Gritty's gift shop next door. You can purchase a growler to be refilled among other things.

Gritty's is definitely a place to check out while walking around Portland.

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Thank 330Mike
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Management response:Responded 21 July 2014

We're pleased your experience was so positive and appreciate the wonderful review. The Growlers are fun - thank you for mentioning them. It is a great strategy to buy a Growler in the store
then head over to the pub afterwards to be filled while there.

Should you find yourself in Portland again, we hope you'll also find a few seats waiting in the pub for you and your wife. Cheers!

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Came here for dinner. Wife had Mac and cheese which she enjoyed. I had the rubeun which was probably the worst I ever had. Bread was over cooked and meat was very dry. Thankfully the beer was good. Won't come back here for food again.

Thank Jered C
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Gritty M, Marketing at Gritty McDuff's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

We would like to learn more about the specifics so we can find ways to provide everyone with the optimal experience.

If you are interested, please message us your phone number through grittys@grittys.com.
Doing so will allow us to connect with you and learn more about what was going on the day you visited us which will help us understand the variables we could have managed better for you.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Food was pretty good, sister got the pulled steak sandwich, it was delicious. Summer ale was great. We went Thursday night where they had a live band which was fantastic! Really talented! Very casual and easy time.

Thank LJOHN01
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Management response:Responded 21 July 2014

Thank you for the positive review. Thursday night is always a great choice if you enjoying quality local bands. We're pleased our pub provided a nice experience for you while in Portland. We'll look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Cheers!

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Iconic Portland establishment. Oldest brew pug in Maine. Casual, fun, trivia apparently on Thursday nights and not sure otherwise. Excellent burgers. Excellent salads. Ample sandwich portions, great fries. Brews are all made there. A must-visit.

Thank jmkma09
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Management response:Responded 21 July 2014

Thank you for the glowing review and for taking the time to do so. It feels great to know you had a positive experience. We appreciate your calling us a must visit. We hope you'll stop in the next time you are in town. Cheers!

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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Order the Mac and Cheese-the add ins make it very cool. Order a half portion-it's plenty! Like the jalapeños.My hubby loves the beer but Gritty's: lose the VFW wine glasses! Small and old fashioned and not in a good way. Step up the choices too-hard to believe, but not everyone drinks beer.

Thank HilltownTravelers
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Management response:Responded 21 July 2014

We are pleased you had a good experience at the pub. Thank you for providing constructive thoughts on the wine and glasses. We appreciate hearing what's important to our customers so we can discuss ways to make future improvements. We hope you'll consider visiting us again soon.

Cheers!

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