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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%
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“wings” (40 reviews)
“cheesesteak” (15 reviews)
“fries” (36 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 yesterday

While visiting our son last week, he suggested we try The Great Lost Bear, as he has been there many times. We walked right in and sat down - no wait...always a plus. Drink orders included a glass of Malbec ($7), Tumble Red Ale ($6)...More

Thank patsjag28
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great service to start. My wife and I split the Kansas City steak and cheese. Gotta love the cheese sauce! Also had some buffalo boneless tenders and the sauce was so good! Had a sidecar cocktail which was good. Have to have the pickleback shot...More

Thank Kirk J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a rodeo burger and a cheesesteak with an order of buffalo fries. The food was all good. Our waitress, Aimee, was friendly and helpful. What really made this experience was the place itself. So much great stuff on the walls. I'm big on...More

Thank MLB768
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped there along our road trip around North East US. Fantastic spot in Portland for pub food with a very wide selection of local beers. Burgers were very good, cooked to perfection. Staff very friendly. We really liked the place and also bought the beer...More

Thank micha197
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop in here from time to time while passing through. Always have great burgers and beer selection. Wish they would add sweet potato fries for my wife though.

Thank Robin03448
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty fun spot, upbeat service but not super helpful with the menu. Menu has nearly zero vegan options, all the breads including the wraps were not vegan. Serving sizes were huge and the prices weren’t bad. Large beer selection.

Thank Kimberly J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shopping in Portland..late lunch. Always top notch, always taken care of by staff. I had for the first time French Onion soup...perfection. Really good beer selection. Been coming here for years & never disappointed.

Thank Tootsofdaytona
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

There’s a little bit for everyone here- an eclectic beer list, a varied crowd, and a wide ranging menu. The beer list was great. The food was good, stable fare, maybe not the best we have had. Burger was great, though fries were soft and...More

Thank zrib
Reviewed 25 June 2018

One of our best meals in Portland. Opt for the Dirty Wings for an appetizer. They are scary when they come out, but oh so good. We had burgers for dinner and they were great. Ask about the beer of the day, usually a great...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Great food n service. Have to say portions are proper and are great. We had a friend night and it was great 👍

Thank AthenasalesGM87
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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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