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Located just down Route 1 from Maine’s best outlets, Gritty’s Freeport Brew Pub and Restaurant is the perfect destination for the whole family. Our menu features everything from New England classics, to pub-style fare, pizza, innovative entrees, fresh seafood and more. Our capacious deck and backyard offer abundant seating and standing room that can accommodate large parties, and we’ve even got a playground to keep the young ones happy.
Our Freeport Brewery not only serves our busy pub, but also produces our our flagship and seasonal ales in custom 22 oz bottles. You can find our ales and a wide array of other Gritty’s goods to go in our on-premise retail store, the Brewtique, as well as other items on our online store, Grittys-Brewtique.com.
Gritty’s Freeport Brewpub 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
Note: While our pub is not dog-friendly, we are required by law to allow service animals.
ALE-BATTERED MUSHROOMS $11
Ale-battered button mushrooms, served with horseradish mayo.
CHICKEN WINGS $15
Half dozen roasted and then fried until crispy and tossed with BBQ, Buffalo, sweet chili, hot habanero sauce or cajun dry rub, served with carrots, celery and blue cheese dressing.
GRITTY TENDERS $13
Crispy hand-breaded chicken tenderloins fried and tossed with BBQ, Buffalo, sweet chili or hot habanero sauce or cajun dry rub, served with carrots, celery and blue cheese dressing.
ALE-BATTERED PICKLE CHIPS $11
Ale-battered dill pickle chips, served with Buffalo ranch.
SMOKED PORK FRIES $13
Sweet potato fries topped with BBQ pulled pork and melted cheddar-jack, served with maple sour cream.
NACHOS - HALF $13 | FULL $18
Served with our fresh salsa and sour cream. ADD: Jalapenos $0.75, olives $0.75, extra cheese $2, ale-braised ground lamb $2, chili $2, grilled chicken $3, BBQ smoked pork $3, guacamole $3
SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIP $13
Served warm with tortilla chips.
CHOWDER - CUP $6 | BOWL $8
Our classic chowder with a new seafood theme daily.
SOUP OF THE DAY - CUP $5 | BOWL $6
Made in-house from scratch. Ask your server about today's offering.
ALE & ONION SOUP CROCK $5
Savory ale & onion soup, served in a crock.
CHILI - CUP $6 | BOWL $8
Topped with cheddar-jack, served with cornbread or corn chips.
HOUSE SALAD $10
Mixed greens with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded carrots, banana peppers, and red onions. ADD: Grilled chicken $4, seared duck $4.
CAESAR SALD $11
Romaine with homemade croutons and fresh parmesan cheese. ADD: Grilled chicken $4, seared duck $4.
Mixed greens with sliced green apples, blue cheese crumble, walnuts and red onions. ADD: Grilled chicken $4, seared duck $4.
FRIED CHICKEN $14
Mixed greens with red onions, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, shredded carrots and fried chicken, tossed with BBQ, Buffalo, sweet chili or hot habanero sauce.
DRESSINGS: Caesar, balsamic vinaigrette, honey mustard, blue cheese, creamy ranch, Buffalo ranch, Thousand Island, oil & vinegar, house, creamy chipotle.
| Served with one side. GLUTEN FREE (+$2.25): Gluten-free bread is available. |
LAMB GYRO $13
Mixed greens with seared lamb, roasted peppers, feta and tzatziki sauce, wrapped.
LAMB BURGER $15
Tender lamb with mint, garlic and lemon, topped with mint jelly and feta.
FRIED HADDOCK $17
Fresh Haddock served ale-battered or barley-coated on a ciabatta bread, with tartar sauce and lemon.
LOBSTER ROLL & CHOWDER (MP)
Roll stuffed with chunky Maine Lobster salad and lettuce, served with a cup of our Maine coast chowder, chips and a pickle.
BBQ PULLED PORK $13
Our BBQ pork topped with apple cider coleslaw, served on a ciabatta bread.
PHILLY CHEESESTEAK $15
Shaved steak, peppers and onions, with smoked gouda on a sub roll.
- French fries
- Gritty chips
- Sweet potato fries (+$2)
- Demi Salad (+$2)
TURKEY BURGER $14
Served with red onions, lettuce, tomato, pickle and cranberry mayo.
Thick-cut corned beef, braised in our Black Fly Stout! Piled high on grilled rye bread, with sauerkraut, swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing.
BLACK ANGUS BURGER $16
Our half-pound Black Angus burger char-grilled.
GARDEN BURGER $12
The best homemade veggie burger around, with pickled onions, lettuce, tomato, pickle and horseradish mayo.
TURKEY CLUB $15
Fresh oven-roasted turkey, smoked bacon, tomato and lettuce, served on wheat with cranberry mayo.
CHEESE (+$1): American, swiss, cheddar, pepper jack, muenster, blue cheese, provolone, smoked gouda, feta.
TOPPINGS ($0.75): Chili, bacon, salsa, sautéed onions, jalapenos, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, pickled onions, hot habanero sauce, sweet chili sauce, BBQ sauce.
SHEPHERD'S PIE $15
Ground lamb simmered with garlic and spices, layered with corn and mashed potatoes, served with a demi salad.
FISH & CHIPS $17
Fresh ale-battered haddock, served over fries, with homemade tartar sauce, lemon and coleslaw. Heat it up with Cajun spice!
BAKED HADDOCK $20
Fresh haddock baked in white wine and topped with Ritz cracker crumble, served with potato cake and vegetable of the day.
14" hand-stretched fresh dough crust.
ADD: Jalapenos $0.75, olives $0.75, extra cheese $2, ale-braised ground lamb $2, grilled chicken $3, BBQ smoked pork $3.
PUB STYLE MEATLOAF $15
Andouille sausage, turkey and Black Angus beef with herbs and spices, then baked. Served with potato cake, vegetable and ale gravy.
PUB MAC N CHEESE $14
Cavatappi pasta tossed in homemade cheese sauce. Served with cornbread and fried jalapenos. ADD: Grilled chicken $4, seared duck $4, BBQ pulled pork $5, andouille sausage $5, lobster MP.
Beers on Tap
Best Bitter, ABV: 5%
Best Bitter was the first beer we brewed at our Portland brewpub. This true English classic has been the anchor of our draft selection ever since. Best Bitter is copper-colored, smooth and a little crisp with malty flavors of toasted grain and some residual sweetness that tastes a little caramel then fades to a slight hop bitterness. Make sure you don't drink this brew too cold; it will mask all of the true Bitter style flavors. We use Yakima Golding hop flowers when we brew this beer.
Black Fly Stout, ABV: 5%
Black Fly Stout is an opaque black-colored brew with a cream-colored head. First there is a rush of mild roasted malt and subdued black currant fruitiness, then the roasted malt kicks things up a notch by unleashing an even burnt charcoal bitterness. Malt sweetness holds this brew together in the beginning, then the dryness sets in to make the mouth beg for more. Lingering suggestions of espresso and vague chocolate flavor make up the end. We use six different grains to brew this dark masterpiece and we balance the full palate with Oregon Willamette and Yakima Clusters hops. The Alström Brothers at Beer Advocate Magazine gave Gritty's Black Fly Stout a perfect 100 score and had this to say about our Stout: "One of the top stouts brewed in the US, very well balanced and is even more heavenly on nitro-tap. Certainly a stout lover's stout..."
Pub Style Pale Ale, ABV: 5%
"Original Pub Style captures what made people fell in love with craft brewing in the first place: a fresh, classic pale ale with plenty of hop character," says Brewmaster Ed Stebbins. Original Pub Style is a light copper-colored medium-bodied beer with a nice dry bite at the finish. A subtle combination of Cascade and Willamette hops give this ale a fine floral aroma and a slightly fruity undertone. The taste captures the freshness of a hand-crafted ale that goes right from the conditioning tank to your pint glass.
maine maple porter, ABV: 5.2%
A big thanks to Shane from Maine Backwoods Maple Syrup in Dixfield for their wonderful Maine made Maple Syrup! The porter features a delicious balance between the malt and maple syrup, and tastes like liquid buckwheat pancakes in a glass!
Special Oatmeal Stout, ABV: 7.6%
One of the first signs of Spring is the release of Gritty’s SOS just in time for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! A complex grain bill coupled with traditional East Kent Goldings hops delivers a powerful punch to your taste buds. Notes of English toffee, expresso coffee & Crème Brule linger on the palate, courtesy of the oats used in the grain bill.