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Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern

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88 Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1214
+1 207-865-9835
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07:30 - 22:00
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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I sat at the bar and had a fried clam appetizer that was very good. The lemon meringue pie was also a very good treat! It is piled high with meringue and the serving is large!

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Thank Princess095
San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food. Great service. Nice atmosphere. They are able to accommodate special dietary needs. I honestly had the best eggs Benedict I've ever had in my life. Eggs perfectly done, Canadian bacon with absolutely no fat- good flavor & very tender. The English muffin was grilled which gave it a great texture. Sauce perfection

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Thank Kathy O
NY Metro area
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

EVER! Clean, cute, and friendly. Open for 3 meals daily. A wide menu with something for everyone. Full Bar, Reasonable. Outdoor seating with fire pit tables.

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Thank alison d
LBMKTT, Owner at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Alison! Thank you so much for taking the time to write in about your experience at my restaurant, the team there work so hard to assure a great experience so I'm always happy to hear when they are consistently hitting the mark! We look forward to your return! Sincerely, Linda L. Bean More 

Lititz, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Just a snack became a real snacking experience we had a wonderful time eating and tasting different appetizers and some really nice and tasty drinks, no problem because we weren't driving and the Hilton was a short walk. great food and great service!

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Thank anthonydC402PN
LBMKTT, Owner at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Hello Anthony! Thank you so much for taking the time to write in about your experience with us! I am so pleased that you were able to sample a variety of our appetizers, as well as our drinks! I know I enjoy spending time there with friends and family, it's such a warm atmosphere! We look forward to seeing you... More 

Freeport, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The service was fine but the food was unappetizing. The chowder was the worst I have ever eaten. Just a huge disappointment.

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1 Thank Tim L
LBMKTT, Owner at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Tim, Thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience at my restaurant. I am truly sorry that the food was not to your liking and I hope that you were able to return it and get something different. Our chowder is typically something we get rave reviews about so I absolutely want to assure you... More 

Chicopee, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Menu has a nice selection at reasonable prices. It's definitely a place one would revisit but then too I am a local looking for good food. Service no problem.

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Thank CrossRolf
LBMKTT, Owner at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write in about your experience with us! We appreciate it so much! We look forward to seeing you for many years to come! Sincerely, Linda L. Bean More 

West Bowdoin, Maine
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Service was slow, the chowder was good, the lobster roll was tiny and tastless ( frozen lobster perhaps) There are many great places for seafood in Maine unfortunately this is not one of them. Broad arrow tavern,, Gritty's, Beckies dinner, hell even Mcdonalds makes a better Lobster roll, just about any road side place not looking like a franchise. Prices... More 

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3 Thank Curlybrowndog
LBMKTT, Owner at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Good day, I'm so sorry your experience did not live up to your expectations, as it should have. I sincerely hope that you reached out to the manager so that we can work to assure this experience doesn't happen for others. My manager Kim Connolly can be reached at Kim@lindabeansperfectmaine.com should you be willing to provide more details of your... More 

Allentown PA
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We stop here every year on our way home from Acadia. It is conveniently located to the shops. We sat upstairs in the early evening. The pace was slow but relaxing. I love to admire the wall hangings and furnishings, or you can sit on the porch and people watch. The food is good quality comfort food at a price... More 

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LBMKTT, Owner at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much fir writing in about your experience with us, your description captured perfectly what we hope all of our guests experience! We look forward to seeing you for many years to come. Acadia is such an incredible destination, we proud we get to be part of your return-home adventure! Sincerely, Linda L. Bean More 

Portland, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Not worth it. Beck's Diner in Portland is better. Rude staff subpar to average food. I think they must be taking advantage of the L.L. Bean store name because they're so many other restaurants that are worth the risk.

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4 Thank kellyeliz
LBMKTT, Owner at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Good day, I'm so sorry your experience did not live up to your expectations, as it should have. I sincerely hope that you reached out to the manager so that we can work to assure this experience doesn't happen for others. My manager Kim Connolly can be reached at Kim@lindabeansperfectmaine.com should you be willing to provide more details of your... More 

Newark, Delaware
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We go to Maine about every year and always stop for the lobster roll at Linda's place. It is near the LL Bean main store which is a must-stop also.

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1 Thank JW S
LBMKTT, Owner at Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you so much for taking the time to write in about your experience with us! We are very proud of our Maine lobster and are so happy you have found a favorite! We look forward to seeing you in the future! Sincerely, Linda L. Bean More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Main St, Freeport, ME 04032-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-865-9835

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