Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub | Lovell, Maine
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Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub
World Class based on 98 ratings
Type: Restaurant

44 Allen Road
Lovell, Maine United States 04051 [ print map ]
207 925 3200


Hours: 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: Drake (1) | Taps: 35 | Bottles: 1000+

Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub

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Beer Available At Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub (arranged by most recent)
Lively Mary Jane 69, Toccalmatto Skizoid 87, Lively Leverbeestje , Vicardin Tripel Gueuze 92, Christian Drouin Coeur du Lion Pays dAuge Cidre 60, Le Trou du Diable Apocalypso 97, 3 Fonteinen Zwet.be 95, Allagash Session Brett Ale 98, Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale 95, Oxbow Loretta 92, Oxbow Grizacca 97
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98 reviews for Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  88%
 Selection  91%
 Food  81%
 Value  75%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor  (48) Quebec | April 24, 2013
Fanís of Belgian ? Thatís the place !!! Even in Belgium you will not see as much Belgian draft then this place ! 42 draft of the fine beer. Food is pub ok. Beer are a bit pricey but oneís a year, why not !!!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
50belair  (213) Florida | September 5, 2013
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 heís not in much.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy  (611) Toronto, Ontario | August 16, 2012
Out of the way drive from Portland, I wouldnít want to do this in bad weather. Amazing tap list, good bottle list. The cellar, I hear its legendary but did not want to chance owner not being there if I returned late afternoon. Serviers very young and knew something about the beer, The place has a small feeling however there are many available tables and a large tentlike area outside. Very rare taps on, and I did what I could to have several higher alcohol ones. Hard to find on GPS. Small bar.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101  (258) Quebec | June 27, 2013
First time at the mythical Ebenezerís 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 didnít lived up to the reputation of the place. Overall, itís a nice place and I think I would return, especially for the special event. But, on a normal day, I prefer Lionís Pride and Novare Res (this place rocks!) in the area!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
swiftsoles  (1) Boone, North Carolina | August 17, 2015
To sum it up, Iíd call this place a very good bar that is very overrated. That being said, it is still a great bar with a great selection of Belgian beers, but I donít feel I experienced the "best beer bar" in the country. I donít think they have as many Belgian beers on tap as they used to, as they have several taps devoted now to their own beers from Lively brewing. Several from Allagash and 1 or 2 from Oxbow brewing (definitely worth a trip if youíre in Maine) as well. The Lively brewing beers were good, most seemed about average for a craft brewery. I didnít try anything that I had to have again. A good bottle selection, could be close to 80-100 or so in the cooler. As for the beer cellar, forget it ... staff said only the cooler was available, and thereís no list. So you have to peer over people sitting at the bar to even see what might be in there. What good is a world class beer cellar if you canít buy and drink anything out of it? We arenít rating private collections here. The food was good, and the service was great, but they seemed to know little about the actual Belgian beer that was on tap or what bottles were available. The beer was a little pricey, but thatís to be expected. Iím willing to pay more if the value was there, but most of the bottles I saw were available in my local bottle shop. So itís hard to justify the standard "bar" markup, plus another 20% or so on a beer that is already $15-$20 in your local bottle shop. Atmosphere was very nice. Iíd certainly go back again .... with my expectations a bit more realistic this time :).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
fernans  (1) Rhode Island | August 10, 2012
Tiny place. Overall ambience was good not great. Over-priced for a back woods bar. Menu doesnít explain much about the beers they have. Food was good, only had appetizers though. Can say Iíve been there, but donít feel a need to go back, despite summering/skiing in Mt. Washington Valley every year. My expectations were too high. Too bad.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth  (190) the Containment Area, North Carolina | July 16, 2011
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 wasnít ready yet, so bonus points for that. But I wouldnít 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 itís within close proximity.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 16/20
Drake  (608) Free Union, Virginia | October 8, 2015
Iíd agree this place is a little overrated.

The good... itís a very small, quaint, inviting place, comfortable. Excellent tap selection. Lots of bottles, including rarities. Tasty food, reasonable price.

The bad: the service. I was met with a condescending decline when I asked for a bottle list. The response when my friend my asked for a menu substitution was troubling to say the least.

Overall, this was a little disappointing, but hopefully that experience was atypical. Still worth a stop.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
kingofalldans  (9) Indiana | May 21, 2011
Very nice place in New England. yummy

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