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Great Lost Bear

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
+1 207-772-0300
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is honestly nothing else like this in Portland. In comparison this is a ski town bar sort of vibe with a wider demographic. The menu is simple with their own spins (Almighty Cheesus Burger). Have always enjoyed the wraps, as well as their cheese...More

Thank Local R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived just before 6 pm answered told it would be a 20-30 minute wait. Well over an hour later we are still waiting for a table. The hostess is civil but hardly cognizant of customers long waits. As locals I am leaving this place...More

Thank Aussiesinmaine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a wide assortment of entries that there is always something for everyone! It has a comfortable family style atmosphere and is great for large parties also! I have always likes everything I have ordered there. Also, the beer selection is incredible!

Thank Monique R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My best friend and I stopped in for dinner after the name of the restaurant caught our attention. Absolutely delicious, good prices and loved the decor. This was our first time in Maine and one of the best places we stopped at.

Thank Kelsey J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch while visiting a friend in Portland and was not expecting the amazing and vast selection on the menu. Anything you could possibly be craving is on the menu!! I ordered an open faced Haddock sandwich and decided to get soup on...More

Thank BonVoyager87
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

My partner and I tend to have at least one dinner here with family while visiting Portland. We always enjoy it. The variety of beers is amazing. The service tends to be very good and most of the food is pretty good as well. Lots...More

Thank daksterinwaltham
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Easy to find, this popular tavern/eatery boasts a lot of craft beers on tap and an extensive, if conventional menu. I've had the fish and chips here twice. The fish is outstanding, the chips a bit on the soggy side.

Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Recently returned after a several year hiatus. Food was really tasty, and portions ample. Had delicious burger, cooked perfectly pink, DW had chili which with her cold, was just what she needed to open those breathing passages! Our appetizer of boneless Thai wings was huge...More

Thank Pleasant1
Reviewed 3 November 2017

i liked this place! the vibe is neat! pretty informal but a little rustic too. there is literally everything on the menu and that's pretty cool. there's a lot of fish and vegetarian options additionally. sometimes it's really fun to get a big mess of...More

Thank marieylu
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This was the second time I had visited the Great Lost Bear and it was just as good the second time around! GREAT sandwiches, friendly staff, and everything was done to perfection. If you are looking for a funky place to eat....this should be your...More

Thank sspaulding2017
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17 January 2018|
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Response from 617josephr | Reviewed this property |
Great Lost Bear is a great place for a good Portland vibe. Good pub food and great atmosphere. Burgers, lots of microbrews, best wings in town and best hot fudge sundaes. Do not leave without trying the hot fudge sundae... More
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Restaurant Details

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