United States > Maine > South Portland
SlowandLow (14) Connecticut | April 17, 2007| Updated April 18, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
My last stop in the Portland area, rather strange atmosphere for a brew pub. It had a IKEA furniture store type feel to it. Being busy the service was rather slow. They did however have a rather decent beer selection. The IPA and German Wheat were great beers. They offer a MASSIVE beer sampler 7, five ounce servings! Food was above average, crab meat quesidillas, cajun shrimp and bacon wrapped scallops, Yum! Not my opinion of a comfortable place to have a brew, to noisy, and to many people crowded into a small, cramped area. One bathroom for 100 beer drinking customers is extreme brother! It however is worth a quick stop in nevertheless.
CapFlu (216) Victoria, British Columbia | April 18, 2006
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Visited on April 15, 2006. Large, spacious. Split between a bar and a family restaurant. Decent portions. The reviews read like this has superior food yet I found it a bit of a let-down. I had the 3-Shrimp Special ($16.99) - because I don’t get out to the ocean terribly often. 11 shrimps cooked 3 ways - coconut shrimp, grilled shrimp and garlic and onion shrimp. The garlic and onion shrimp were by far the best, the grilled were fine but plain and the coconut were somewhat artificial in flavour. I’m certain that I would have receieved a mountain of fries but after 3 days on the road I chose the coleslaw which was a modest portion; I was actually somewhat surprised that they didn’t have a SALAD option? My wife ordered the Beer Battered Fish & Chips ($11.99). That was a huge piece of fish that she couldn’t finish. OKAY food with a Friendly’s or IHOP ambiance; boisterous family restaurant. Very clean.
jercraigs (434) Toronto, Ontario | November 7, 2005
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Down for the Maine Brewers Festival we were crashing at the Econo Lodge in part because of proximity to this location. Hmmm... Decor was ok, fairly mainstream restaurant look. Not super cozy but not off putting either. Staff was pretty friendly although a little leary of three guys at the bar from Canada, lol. Service was a touch slow, but they were busy enough to mostly excuse that. I had a mushroom chicken wrap that was decent but I should have asked for different sauces on it. The dijon didn’t do it for me. Beer was average to mediocre at best, and a bit disappointing. Worth checking out, but order the samplers to find the one you like, its as much as you are going to want of most of them.
Lastly, a pet peeve - every time we ordered something they printed out a new receipt! WTF! I felt like every pint was killing a tree. Is this standard practice in the US?
Tippie4 (3) Auburn, Maine | June 20, 2005
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Dinner, had a buger and was great big and fat, and cooked how i liked it. the beer wasnt to bad either.
KariCupcake (9) Lenox, Massachusetts | May 29, 2005
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Superior service, stunningly good food, and amazing beer. The samplers were in big glasses. If you’re in the area GO HERE!
ericnixon (57) Portland, Oregon | May 15, 2005
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
We were looking for dinner and it was either here or Gritty McDuff’s down the street. I’m glad we picked here. First off, super friendly service. We were greeted with hellos by three different staff members by the time we sat down. They mainly have their own beers on tap, but also a beer or two from Magic Hat. The server (Eric) brought us out the samplers (5oz each) of all 7 of their beers on tap and then sat down and lined them up in order according to their beer menu card so we’d know what we were drinking.
The food was awesome. We ordered the french onion soup (great), the potato nachos (awesome!), and the blue cheese burger. the two of us were splitting the food and the server surprised us by bringing out the burger cut in half on seperate plates with fries and pickels. The burger was more like a nice steak than ground beef and had encrusted sea salt on it wich gave it an awesome texture and superb flavor.
Great service, great beer, great food...too bad it’s 2 hours away, otherwise we’d be there every week.
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