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Great Lost Bear

₱₱ - ₱₱₱American, ,
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
+1 207-772-0300
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“nachos” (36 reviews)
“cheesesteak” (17 reviews)
“chilli” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-1507
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge shout out to AIMEE! As usual place was packed on a Saturday night. We were a huge party 15 ish and she was amazing keeping track and so on her game! Nachos are plentiful and the chicken wings super yummy and huge!!! Thanks for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 13mapleridge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good beer selection and lots of food choices to suit just about any group. Our wraps and salads were pretty good, but our fries were amazing. These fries were not like any i’m used to - thick, round slices slathered in sauce and cheese in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lolohoyt
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We were starving at lunch time. Little hard to find parking when their lot is so small. Great beer list, fantastic portions. I had the fried chicken sandwich and my husband had a philly steak. Delicious and hit the spot. Service was good, Place could...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank travnutz
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Went here only the second time. I had one eyed burger and it was too big to eat. Had appetizer cheese fries , service was great, beer was great and prices just right.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kman1130
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Great food. Great service. I had the blue cheese dressing cheeseburger and fries. My wife had the patty melt and fries. Do not have any negative comments about this restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank daw4182018
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here other times we visited Maine and have always enjoyed the food. Excellent burger. Reasonable prices. Parking can be iffy, but good is great.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jean L
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Awesome food and service! Had the ceasar salad with buffalo chicken. Huge portion, enough for two meals!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ami B
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch, which was delicious. Chili, grilled cheese and spanakopita. Service was top notch. This restaurant has an interesting menu. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VickyFarhi
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

“We’ll go for burgers,” my friend said. But never in my wildest culinary dreams did I ever imagine The Almighty Cheesus Burger! A simple (ha!) beef paddy with lettuce and tomato and using two (not one but two!) grilled cheese (with pickles!) sandwiches as the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Huge beer list with good pub food. When you go here that is what you want and that is what you get. I had the Lewiston cheese steak sub, not greasy, just the right amount of cheese sauce, barbecue baked beans were good, just not...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank bells282
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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, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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