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Great Lost Bear

) #30 of 460 Restaurants in Portland ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
+1 207-772-0300
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (32 reviews)
“cheesesteak” (14 reviews)
“chilli” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
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1 - 10 of 348 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Went for lunch on early Saturday afternoon based on TA reviews. Lots of beers on tap and an extensive pub style menu. Ate outside on the patio. Ordered a special (spicy BBQ chicken sandwich) which was good but a bit too spicy. Service was decent.

Thank Frostyonline
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after a day of brewery hoping to celebrate a friends bday. No reservations but go in since it was only about 5 pm. We sat in the way back on a nice big table. There was six of us and very hungry so...More

1  Thank callie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Portland is a foody town, I lived here 23 years and know what it was before it got the national recognition in continues to receive today. Great Lost Bear isn't a Fore Street, Street and Company restaurant but it is a restaurant that speaks to...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If lost in Portland, lumber in to this Forest Avenue classic. Pub fare of high quality with a superb selection of beers on tap. I went with the Porter, and had the fish and chips. Both were up to the standards of the goldengut. My...More

Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun place! Servers were expert but had character, the tap list was insane, the burgers had great char, and they even had a large selection of legit gluten free options. I loved it.

Thank RunnerM0m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great visit, service was good and the food was delicious. Bonus was it had my favorite hard cider on tap!

Thank Shauna L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family LOVED our meals! We stopped here on our way to the Portland airport. The dirty rice was really good, great flavor not spicy. The homemade salad dressings are delicious, especially the cucumber wasabi and blue cheese. You have to get the cheese fries!...More

Thank jackieh8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are still the very best chicken wings in town, and the dry dirty rub is the best of the best. Enjoyed the wraps with haddock and or crab. May suggest missing the lower quality tuna and go for haddock instead. Even the nachos are...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came with the whole family on Thursday and had a great meal. Started with the nachos and finished with their very tasty desserts. Our server, Randy was amazing. Fast, friendly and right on target with our food. Would eat here and again and would highly...More

Thank Eleni B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome stop for lunch. An extensive beer list and so many great foods to choose from. I had the fish wrap with salad and my husband had the mother and child sandwich. The only disappointment was the rice. Great service and atmosphere!

Thank Annalee T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-0300
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