United States > Maine > Lovell
SrSilliGose (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | September 3, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
happened to stroll in for 8th annual belgium beer fest. rediculously good tap list. all kinds of neat crazy stuff i had never had. 1983 dirtied horse for instance. nice outdoor seating. on a golf course. cozy bar inside. can’t wait to return.
tom10101 (237) Quebec | June 27, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
First time at the mythical Ebenezer’s Pub. Comfortable place in a small town. Ambiance is ok, but we went there on a Friday afternoon so it may explain the lack of ambiance. At your arrival, we were served a free small glass of an unidentified (but pretty damn good) lambic. After that service was average to good, but the owner took the time to let us visit is impressive cellar. Food was good, but not great. The draft selection was ok, but not more and it was really pricey. The bottle selection (what was available, not what was in the cellar) was good, but didn’t lived up to the reputation of the place. Overall, it’s a nice place and I think I would return, especially for the special event. But, on a normal day, I prefer Lion’s Pride and Novare Res (this place rocks!) in the area!
Marheb (233) San Diego, California | November 13, 2013| Updated April 24, 2015
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visite un vendredi soir, assez tranquille, ambiance confortable qui s’est métamorphosé en frat boys night un peu plus tard. La sélection de fût était très solide, beaucoup d’Italienne et belge rares. Chris a été particulièrement disponible et la visite du cellier a été particulièrement animée. Une fois le temps de manger, la bouffe était plus qu’adéquate et les assiettes qui circulaient avait de la gueule. J’ai déjà hâte d’y retourner pour traverser la tap list.
argo0 (226) Washington DC | July 20, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
I was staying within an hour of Lovell, so of course had to check out the famous Ebenezer’s. And truly, it’s well worth the drive, given the paucity of decent places in the area. Chris and Jan were on their way back from Brunswick, so I missed seeing them and the famous cellar, but no complaints here. My brother-in-law and I sat at the bar, got great service, and relaxed over several tasty beers. I’d definitely return if I were back in the area, but it wouldn’t be worth coming up from Portland or further unless it was during a festival.
NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | August 23, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of the first stops on our road trip down the east coast and it did not disappoint in the least. The Draught list had about 85% stuff I had never had and included 4-5 Cantillons and a couple of other sours. Very well structured and well put together, totally worth the trip to Lovell. The food was also very tasty. Not much else to be said, but the service was definitely top notch as well and the locals were interesting. Awesome.
50belair (206) Florida | September 5, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Long drive to a secluded spot. Nice tap and bottle selection for the commoners. If you knew Chris or if he was there, I hear the cellar is legendary. Unfortunately he’s not in much.
solidfunk (202) Washington D.C., Washington DC | September 16, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing place in the middle of nowhere. Ordered a Struise Ypres on tap after walking in and Chris proceeds to lay out a whole pannepot taster flight in front of me with 4 different pannepot titles. Then, as if that wasn’t enough, he lays out an Italian Toccalmatto flight to taste his newest exclusive import. Gave an extended tour of the incredible cellar down below as well. The other bartenders were great as well - I was the last one out the door. Also, the hamburger and fries were great.
OldGrowth (186) the Containment Area, North Carolina | July 16, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
visited 07/03/11. Interesting, looks like someones house. On a golf course. Had 4 outdoor picnic tables, but was drizzling so we sat on the screened in porch, bunch of tables, could re arrange to accomadated variuos size groups. Small bar 8 seats with several tables and a area right off bar with a few more tables. Cool glass tap handles. Service did well considering we were a group of 10. Food was ok, nothing crazy good, that I tried. I had fish and chips, it was a little doughy for my overall preference. but I like a cornmeal/crumb based coating generally. I was staying nearby, about a half hour away so worth a visit. My friend has a story of getting there early while riding his mototcycle with another guy and owner saw them pull in and opened up early for them made them a rueben as full kitchen wasn’t ready yet, so bonus points for that. But I wouldn’t got out of my way for cause this is out of the way and could make for a long ride home. but still, worth it if it’s within close proximity.
reggiedunlop (164) The dub c, Pennsylvania | October 9, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Second trip...a year after the first. Service was excellent this time and Chris treated me to a quick tour of the beer cellar. Beer selection was improved and fully stocked this time! Awesome visit and I was pleased that things were much improved!
I visited Ebenezers on a recent to trip to Maine and was super excited to go as I’m from PA and knew that this might be a once in a lifetime chance to visit. Excellent scenic and quaint out of the way location. The bar is situated on a beautiful scenic spot on a golf course in the woods of Maine in a small town of less than 1000. The atmosphere is relaxed...picnic tables on the screened porch and wood tables in a small and tight bar/restaurant that is dimly lit. Minimal tvs and no music...its about the beer. The beer selection is astounding...some tough to find stuff. But the prices reflect it...beer of this quality (we’re talking cantillon, struise, glazen toren, and many others) does not come cheap. The food was mostly good except my fish and chips entree which was soggy and undercooked inside. This may be explained by the high volume of the place and after talking with the owner who personally contacted me regarding this matter it seems to be the exception and not the rule. Service was a bit slow but it was likely tough to accommodate a crowd that was so amped over a Pats game. Id like mkre beer knowledge in my server but I’ve been spoiled by places in the philly area where there is a huge population to draw talent from...not so many beer phanatics in a town of 900. Hope I get there again one day to experience it again.
BuckeyeBoy (155) Boise, Idaho | July 5, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
First off lets say this place has lived up to the hype and then some. I stopped in hoping for a tour of the cellar and I got it. The cellar was no let down. Chris and the rest of the staff were awesome. What a very nice place right on the edge of a golf course surrounded by trees. The food was very tasty and the beers were even better. Chris hooked me up with a couple very nice samples and even sent me home with a special treat. If you don’t make it to Ebenezer’s some time in your life you are missing out!!!!
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