Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub

44 Allen Road
Lovell, Maine United States 04051
restaurant  4.95/5.0 101 reviews
CALL FIRST! You are about to drive far, far out of your way. Be sure you call - there is a recording that says what their hours are. Google is wrong, oh so very wrong. <cry>

Mayor: brokensail (1) | Taps: 35 | Bottles: 1000+
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
airforce1  (9) Atascosa, Texas | May 24, 2008| Updated October 29, 2008
Simply put, the greatest beer bar on the planet. Chris and jens hospitality is unmatched, and I ould love to know if there is a better selection of beer on Earth. Black Albert, Earthmonk, Struiselensis, Russian River, and the ultimate cellar tour makes this place worth the visit. YOU MUST CONTACT CHRIS TO GET HE FULL EXPERIENCE. This was the beer vacation of a lifetime.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
jimhilt  (9) Bow, New Hampshire | August 24, 2007
The owner, Chris, likes Belgian beer and this is reflected in the decor of the Pub with dozens of memorabilia from Belgian brewers. The main reason to go here is the selection of beers. First time I have found 750ml bottles for sale in a restaurant. Also some rare bottles like JW Lees 1968 for $250 - expensive just like some wines. Most 750s are $15-$25. Numerous Belgians on-taps - seem to be $7-8 for a 10oz pour. Meal prices are reasonable - $7.99 for an excellent Reuben and Belgian frites are $6.95 - much better flavor than their regular fries. $11.99 for decent sized fish and chips. The ambiance is rustic and during Belgian brewfest week it is crowded with the waitresses moving non-stop but service was still good.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
VikingHammer  (8) Lynnfield, Massachusetts | December 30, 2007| Updated December 27, 2010
Amazing beer bar. I had the pleasure of meeting Chris and I truly enjoyed his passion for craft beer. I was waited on by Jennifer and she made my friends and I feel right at home. Awesome selection. The Black Albert was insane. Had to much good beer to list. Drove 3 hours to get there but it was well worth every second. Thanks again Ebenezers.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
marcusm  (8) Remich, Luxembourg | May 11, 2008
Address difficult but is also íroad 3íon old GPS machines, but easy to find - drive past the golf course heading away from NH, turn left onto a dirt road and hey presto youíre there. The owner has such a passion for beer I have never seen such enthusiasm, which shows up in every facet of his bar resto. He sometimes does not have the correct glasses, but the closest to the original is always used - you have to raise your hat, for a bar so far outside usual BB stamping grounds, his glassware is just about perfect, and his beers are perfect. He not only has BBís, he has a permanent exhibition of the best of the handcrafted bees that the USA has to offer - He had some of Thomme Arthurs beers, well....... stunning for a poor old Luxembourger. My advice, find it, try the beer selection, get to know Chris, Jenny.... - sleep on the porch- ME smokies see in the dark! and come down hard.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
tomthompson89  (8) Toronto, Ontario | May 22, 2015
I guess all these haters donít know how to enjoy the woods.... This place lived up to all the hype and all the visions of what it would be like I had made up in my head. First off itís a beautiful setting in the woods. The place is yes small but this is not a bad thing unless you are so snooty that you are too good to talk to the people around you. The beers on tap were amazing, some from their newly opened brew pub, and TONS of great Belgianís on tap. Some I have had in bottles others I had never even heard of, and all were delicious. Chris and his lovely wife were there and chatted with us for a good amount of time. Chris even was nice enough to take my wife and myself down into the hallowed ground of the cellar. This was possibly the most incredible beer cellar I have ever seen, Thomas Hardyís from 68. Every sour you could think of, especially cantillion . I would come back to Maine just to go drink a few consecutive nights here!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
RCL  (7) Waltham, Massachusetts | July 17, 2009
This is the best pub I have ever been to in my life. The beer selection is nothing less than epic. The service is exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable (or if they donít know they will find it out for you!). The food is superb. The generosity, hospitality, and love of fine beers radiate from this location, itís proprietors and employees, bathing visitors in itís glow.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
sarro  (5) Ann Arbor, Michigan | June 2, 2012| Updated October 8, 2012
Went to Ebenezers at opening on the Sunday of Memorial weekend coming up from Hill Farmstead. Stayed for lunch, drinks and a gracious cellar tour shared by the owner Chris Lively who was very friendly and full of stories. Good food, awesome tap and bottle list with great service. I would love to come visit again.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
wickedpete  (5) Lexington Park, Maryland | December 27, 2007| Updated September 13, 2008
This is by far the best beer bar I have ever been to. I defy anyone to show me a better beer bar in the US. If you can, Iíll buy the first 10 rounds because weíll be there a while. The owners and staff are as friendly as anyone could want, the selection is A++ top notch, the food is great, and the selection is amazing. Did I mention the beers? Theyíve got 35 taps and seemingly limitless bottles, with vintages going back decades. I look forward to attending the Belgian festival next summer, and returning sometime to try Black Albert again. Going to Ebenezers is a rare treat.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
ATLBeerDog  (5) Atlanta, Georgia | September 4, 2012
There are plenty of great reasons Ebenezerís is the number 1 beer bar in the world. First is the owners Chris and Jen run the place like a Swiss watch. I was there from a Wednesday to a Sunday during the 8th Annual Belgium Beerfest. Chris is a great guy, full of life, with a passion for great craft beer. Jen is as nice as they come and runs the service staff to perfection. Kudos to Maryanne and the entire staff. The location is part of the allure. A huge seating area and an outdoors that is located right on a golf course makes for the perfect place to have a few beers. Another great reason for Ebenezerís success is the food. Chris is a world class chef and every dish, meal after meal was solid and top notch. I was made to feel at home and it was obvious I was appreciated and welcomed. Those attributes are important to me and Ebenezerís does it right. I will be back as it is only short 20 hour drive from Atlanta. Rock on Ebís!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
tendermorsel  (5) Massachusetts | December 27, 2011
I have spent many a night here. It is the best beer bar in the world. Chris and Jen are the best hosts. The food is great. Especially during the Belgian Beer fest during August when the premier beer chefs in the world are around. There is not a rare beer that does not exist in the cellar. The best of the best of bottles and drafts. Honestly it is pretty expensive but... Cheaper that a flight to Brussels right? Ii cannot go without spending 100$ but I have never left the place without being completely satisfied. If you are stateside and you cannot go to Belgium go to Lovell during the Belgian fest, It is as good as anything over there.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc  (5) Quťbec, Quebec | June 23, 2013| Updated June 27, 2013
Nice little place with a farmhouse feel to it if you disregard the golfers just outside the window. Ambiance was good enough, service was OK. We got the mythical cellar tour with a friendly Chris (which was quite busy that day but still managed to guide us to the lambic room for us to choose or next and final libation). Taplist was good although some products on there could be priced a little better. Food was more than decent and the mysterious bottle that Chris pulled out to share with everyone was a nice touch. I still donít know what it was to this time but my guess would be some unknown and rare fruit lambic if it is not "only" a vintage Fouífoune. Iíll most likely be back for some special events and I would most likely be a regular if I was a local but I would not plan my trip around it for now since there is so much other things to see and taste in the area.

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