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Great Lost Bear

) #32 of 455 Restaurants in Portland ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
+1 207-772-0300
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (35 reviews)
“cheesesteak” (14 reviews)
“fries” (29 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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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here to "carb up" 🙂 the night before the Old Port Half Marathon. When we arrived we needed to find parking because the designated lot is incredibly inadequate for the available seating at the restaurant. We ended up finding parking on the street...More

Thank ImaRunner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone knows about this place. If you are in Portland you must visit it. Huge beer selection. Even bigger food selection . Many vegetarian and vegan options. Food was okay. Service was okay.

Thank Nora S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Another long-standing institution of Portland. Great bar/pub food, huge portions, full bar, fun atmosphere. French onion soup is to die for!! Nachos are awesome. Burgers are super great. Loud, but kid friendly.

Thank CarolH0104
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We were greeted and seated pretty quickly and the waitress got our orders soon after. Food arrived in a reasonable time. We had the 2lb wings with the sweet Thai chili sauce. Wings were very good but a few were over cooked and a little...More

Thank MikesTikibar
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Saw great reviews and needed a watering hole where we could get food too. Perfect spot with tables as well as a nice sized bar. Tons of great beers on tap. Food was good not great. Spinach salad was huge and pretty good. Menu says...More

Thank PACneworleans
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great Lost Bear is a local favorite. Appropriate from 1-100 years old! Nice big menu which has something for everyone! A little noisy but who cares! Pub like atmosphere. We like to celebrate happy occasions there! We have not seen the bear yet! Will you?

Thank goodfoodNan
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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