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Great Lost Bear

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540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
+1 207-772-0300
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Gray, Maine
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick service, nice waitress and awesome fries! Got the "Rachel" for lunch..very yummy. Reasonable prices and friendly staff. Thank you!

Thank Alina-VinnieTravel
New Hampshire
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166 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to sample some of Maine’s best craft beers, stop here for dinner. With about 70 taps there is something for everyone and most of them are brewed in Maine. Our burgers were good as well and we had excellent wait staff. Parking can be a challenge.

Thank Bill C
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the mood for great beer and good food, don't miss this place. They have a full menu of locally sourced ingredients and 90% of the brews are from Maine.

Thank stevekaz72
Punta Gorda, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just what we were looking for. Our hotel suggested this place for casual beer and dining. We had the Pulled Pork & Veggie Nachos and split a Portobello Burger. Both were excellent and the choices for beer were endless. Loved the old photos and posters on the walls and the one at our table showing Red Cross folks from 1925.... More 

Thank Lomamtn
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125 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of fun and friendly service. Great beer selection. A bit rustic and loud. Big menus of bar favorites. Go there hungry. This place is a lot of fun. Nothing fancy. The name fits.

Thank Christopher L
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps a good place for a beer (good variety) BUT....food basically bar food. Had the Grilled Chicken Fajita. It was the worst I have ever had. All ingredients rapped in a large flour tortilla. Very little chicken and tortilla tasted like cardboard. Noisy setting. Service was quick.

Thank Jerry M
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to go there back in the 80s when I was in college. Went for the first time in 30 years this past weekend with a friend. He loved the chili but said the rest of his meal was fair. I had a turkey melt that was horrible. I ate my fries (those were good) and sides, but only... More 

Thank SusieP814
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped by for lunch in April. We were driving by and liked the name. The place was really nice. Beer selection was over the top and lunch was perfect for us.

Thank s d
Springfield, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to eat & drink when visiting Portland. Huge beer selection including outstanding brews made right in Portland. Large menu with something for everyone. Friendly, prompt service.

Thank Greg_N_Suzy
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two words, beer heaven! So many local beers on tap, too many choices. What do you like, IPA, Pale Ale, Allagash Alley, Stout, or, or or? Friendly environment and good food. Only issue is parking, it can be challenging but worth the hassle.

Thank hotlantajohn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?