Located just down Route 1 from Maine’s best outlets, Gritty’s Freeport Brew Pub and Restaurant is a great destination for the whole family. Our menu features everything from New England classics, to pub-style fare, pizza, innovative entrees, fresh seafood and more. There’s plenty of seating inside and outside on our expansive deck. We’ve even got a playground to keep the young ones happy!
- Our Freeport Brewery not only serves our busy pub, but also supplies Gritty’s ales to many other establishments throughout Maine. We also produce our our flagship and seasonal ales in custom 22 oz bottles.You can find our ales, and a great selection of Grittywear and Grittygear to go in our on-premise retail store, the Brewtique. Gritty’s Freeport Brew Pub and Restaurant is located right off exit 20 on Route 295; a convenient stop wherever you’re headed in Maine.
187 Lower Main Street
Freeport, Maine 04032
Music & NEWS
- LIVE Acoustic Music at Gritty’s Freeport starts around 8:30pm. Never a cover charge.
- Live Music at Gritty’s Freeport.
Starts around 8:30pm and goes until whenever. There’s never a cover charge.
Saturday, June 23 – Moore & Moran
Friday, June 29 – Blown Off Course
Saturday, June 30 – Jeffrey Kilton
SORRY! Due to the rain predicted for Sunday, June 24th we are rescheduling Kid’s Day to Sunday, July 15th from noon to 4pm. It will be still be great, just on a different date. School’s out for summer! – Was on June 24 from 12-4pm, celebrate the end of the school year and the arrival of summer with our “School’s Out Blast”! Gritty’s Freeport will have free pony rides, a bouncy house, and games set up on the lawn. Tons of fun for the kids – and adults, of course!
There’s nothing like a session beer in the summer, young grasshopper– On tap now in Freeport, our “Grasshopper” is a hoppy pale ale brewed with Pale and Crystal mops, and hopped with Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic hops! To make things more interested, we added some lemongrass to it to really bring out the summer in this tasty session beer! The “Grasshopper” is a light, refreshing, hoppy beer with a good balance between the hops and the lemongrass. 4.6% ABV
Berry DeLIGHT on tap at Gritty’s Freeport. Crisp with subtle raspberry and blueberry notes. 3.6% ABV. A very drinkable beer that is perfect for the spring and summer months.
Harraseeket Light Ale on tap at Gritty’s Freeport. This is a beer is a dry golden pale ale that comes in at 3.6% ABV. It’s a highly quaffable and a great session beer.
Does a bear drink in the woods? He does if it’s Gritty McDuff’s Vacationland Summer Ale! Vacationland is a full-bodied Extra Special Golden Ale with a deep brassy golden color that ends on a snappy hop finish. We use generous portions of pale malt with just a touch of wheat malt to give VSA that unique flavor that’s richer than most summer brews. A surprisingly robust malt character leads off with hints of caramel, toffee and touch of toasted grain. Then a lemon citrus snap cuts through at mid-palate. Vacationland finishes with a delicate leafy hops flavor from the Cascade leaf hops we use, and all of this makes it the perfect brew for all things summer! VSA will go on tap sometime in April in all the pubs, and comes to 4.8% ABV. Until then, keep enjoying our winter seasonal beer, Scottish Ale!
There is nothing better than a beer and sunshine. The decks and patio and all Gritty’s Brew Pubs will start to open this month, weather permitting. Look for the sunshine, warm temps to hit the decks or patio!
Desserts at Gritty’s in Freeport! YUMMY
- Blue Berry Pie $6
Simple and light Maine blueberry pie served with vanilla ice cream topped with sweet blueberry compote.
Brownie Sundae $7
Fudge brownie topped with vanilla ice cream, fudge, and whip cream.
Chocolate Lava Cake $7
Dense rich chocolate cake filled with creamy white ganache for an exquisite blend of chocolate flavors.
Mile High Peanut Butter Cake $7
Copious amounts of peanut butter flavored frosting cover two of the three rich dark chocolate cake layers, while a silky chocolate frosting covers the top layer.
Mae’s Cafes Black Fly Stout Cup Cake $7
Two super powers unite for one of the best cupcakes ever! Black fly stout cake filled with a chocolate ganache and then topped with a Baileys Irish cream frosting.
Mississippi Mud Pie $7
Fluffy, mouthwatering cappuccino mousse is piled into a rich chocolate cookie crust. To top it all off, the cake is finished with a thick chocolate topping.
Deep Dish Key Lime Pie $7
Thick made from scratch crust filled with extra thick key lime custard for authentic tropical flavors.
Menus & Daily Deals
- Wednesdays: Wing It on Wednesdays! 50¢ Wings all day. Happy Hour: 2-5pm: $3 single well drinks & beer!
Thursdays: Pizza & Pitcher Special! It’s just $17.99 for a 14” pizza & a 64 oz. pitcher of Gritty’s beer.
Fridays: It’s Hoppy Hour from 2-5pm at Gritty’s Freeport. FREE Food buffet from 3:30 to 4:30pm
Summer Seafood Menu
- Lobster Roll
Brioche roll with mixed greens, stuffed with fresh Maine lobster meat. Served with Gritty chips.
Ale Battered Shrimp Platter
A half-pound of ale battered shrimp, coleslaw, fries, lemon, cocktail and tartar sauces.
PEI mussels sautéed in our Vacationland Ale with Dijon mustard, Horseradish, bacon and butter. Served with dinner rolls.
Locally dug clams steamed in water, served with drawn butter and broth.
Lobster Shore Dinner
Locally caught one pound & a quarter lobster served with corn on the cob, drawn butter, coleslaw, and twice baked potato.
Lobster French Bread
Schiacciata bread with fresh Maine lobster meat, roasted garlic spread, topped with mozzarella, roasted artichokes, lemon zest and cracked black pepper.
Maine Italian Lobster Wrap
Fresh handpicked Maine lobster meat, romaine, shredded carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, provolone cheese, and house dressing.
Maine Lobster Tacos
Three fried soft shell tacos filled with handpicked Maine lobster meat, shredded lettuce, cheese,
and pickled onions. Served with rice, spicy chips, guacamole, salsa and sour cream.
Fried Clam Platter
Ale battered whole belly clams, french fries, coleslaw, cocktail sauce,
tartar sauce and lemon. Served either as a half or a full size order.
Lobster Mac & Cheese
Our mac and cheese with fresh lobster, homemade corn bread, and topped with fried jalapenos.
Mediterranean Smoked Salmon Salad
Pastrami smoked salmon over fresh greens, black olives, artichoke hearts,
cherry tomatoes, pickled onions, and feta cheese. Served with your choice of side.
Pastrami Seasoned Smoked Salmon Sandwich
Pastrami smoked salmon from Ducktrap (a local seafood company). On toasted rye bread with an artichoke cream cheese spread, mixed greens, tomatoes and red onions. Served with your choice of side.
Smoked Seafood Silo Gyro
Grilled flat bread with a chipotle barley spread, smoked Maine mussels, fresh Maine lobster meat, smoked mozzarella and finished with grilled onions.
Ale battered calamari tossed in fried leaks, banana peppers, cracked black pepper, sea salt, parmesan cheese, and butter. Served with a side of marinara.
- (All seafood specials are market price)