About Mac's Grill

We are a high energy restaurant with a vibrant neighborhood bar and grill appeal. Though we are known for our steaks, you will find there is something on the menu to please anyone in your group. We serve Choice Black Angus beef which is hand cut daily on the premises. Whether you are looking for a full course meal, or just out for a cold beer and a great burger, you are sure to feel right at home. So, throw on your most comfortable jeans and join us for a great meal and lots of laughs. Just a couple miles from downtown Auburn, you can't miss our log cabin featuring a comfortable deck for outside dining.

1052 Minot Ave
Auburn, ME 04210
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Daily 11:30 - close

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 783-6885

Website:
http://www.macsgrill.com/

Parking Details:
Private lot surrounding the restaurant

Executive Chef:
Paul Landry

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mac's Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (16)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
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Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great Beer (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Live Sports (4)
Cozy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Romantic (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Authentic (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and excellent food! The waiter was very attentive and gave great suggestions. Food was very good even on such a busy night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always wonderful!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Unfortunately this visit wasn't as good as in the past. My husband and I have visited this restaurant on 4 different occasions. The first two visits a couple of years ago and then twice more recently, in the last few months. This visit was not as pleasant as the earlier ones. It was downright cold in the restaurant. Not sure if that was a result of customers coming in and out or just the outdoor temperatures had dropped and the building was not as airtight as it should be.

Also, I purchased a steak and requested it to be medium, after asking if that meant there would be some pink. I was told it would have pink and then I agreed to the medium. (Would have asked for rare otherwise.) When the rib-eye arrived, it was charred on part of the outside and had no pink whatsoever. Very disappointing this type of steak is not exactly cheap. The flavor was good in spite of not being cook to my preference.

The cornbread is always a treat and the waiter was pretty good.
In spite of the service, we will not probably go back again...not even for the cornbread.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We’ve visited twice in the last few weeks. Great service and great food both times. New owners, I think, since the last time we tried Mac’s 6 years ago? Despite it being busy evenings both occasions, we were promptly seated and waited upon. It’s now a go-to place for us! We were a party of 6 and a party of 4...everyone both evenings was very pleased with their meals.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Got seated late, even with a reservation. Took well over an hour to get our food. Food was luke-warm, at best.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Ribeye was grilled as requested and meat was flavorful delicious fries. Salad was just "ok", could stand more variety in the greens and maybe some croutons. The salad dressing (Italian) tasted a bit on the acid side. Bread was good. Enjoyed the cornbread with peppers. Overall a good meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great steak! Prepared perfectly!! Wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable of menu. This place met all our expectations!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

great food. I highly recommend reservations as they are usually busy. the bare is less noisy than the dining area though

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always good food and service. It's my go-to whenever I'm in Lewiston/Auburn.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

I took my wife here to have a night out and it was awsome. The food and service were excellent and delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Love Mac's Grill each and every time I go in. The food is amazing and the service the same!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great night out with the guys made even better with delicious dinner and great service! Thanks!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great as always. Food and service were good. Not that busy and love using the open table app to make reservations. So easy and handy.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

We enjoyed sampling the grill flavorings and then extremely enjoyed our steaks with our choice of grill flavors. Steaks done to order. Presentation was excellent. We had an excellent Birthday Dinner with our son. Thank you to our waiter for outstanding service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Versatile menu but beef choices are the best!! Good food in a casual atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Good food sports bar atmosphere great waiter.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food!! Went 2 nights in a row after golfing all day with friends. Great steaks and great appetizers. I only wish they still had prime rib!! Put it back on the menu...it's the best I've ever had!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food was excellent! Service was better! Can't remember our waiters name, but he was fantastic!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

A busy popular place....make a reservation so you don't have to wait! New bar area is nice but very loud so sit in dining area for any kind of conversation. Great steaks but lots of other options for non red meat eaters. Good service from Jeff!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We were somewhat disappointed on this visit as the food was not as good as we are accustomed to for Macs. Steak salad greens not as vibrant as usual and the steak was under seasoned. My wife's haddock was over cooked and fishy. Her broccoli was undercooked although some people may like it that way. Service was excellent and the server comped us for the fish. Not up to usual standard and I hope we recover on our next visit. I've had some unbelievably good meals at macs so hoping it was just an off night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Table next to us was very rude. They were saying horrible things about Mac's, yet we love it there it's one of our favorite places to go.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Nice place, have been many times before. Sat in dinning room, but bar is very good to be in as well. Lots of TV's and lots of folks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Had not been in a while and was glad we went back. Delicious food, great service, all out pleasurable evening. Not far from our home so convenient for a work night.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent and very consistent. A favorite place of ours when in the Auburn area.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The only problem we had was that we had to get our own menu's. Not sure if the waitress was stressed because of the size of our party or not. Other than that, she did a great job. Everyone in our group enjoyed our meals. My wife just mentioned that her salmon was a little dry. She ordered it with no glaze because of food allergies. Other than those two issues, everything was great.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Poland)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We frequently go to Mac's Grill because we know we will get a great meal! I loved my Parmesan crusted haddock and hubby really enjoyed his bacon wrapped steak. The sides were great (broccoli, herb buttered carrots and a salad) and the bread basket is great (cornbread muffins!) The table right behind us was very loud with one guy doing stand-up comedy routines but luckily we were almost done dinner so we skipped dessert.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on June 6, 2017

We never went here before but were visiting from Michigan. The food was delicious. The Maple Bourbon Salmon was fantastic. Do not enter traffic flow

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Always one of my favorite places to eat in the area. Food is always excellent!! And the drinks!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2017

As usual, amazing steaks, great beer, and exceptional service. Love this place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Sports, Authentic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Reservations are hassle-free and done online! The restaurant is in an excellent location with plenty of parking. We went on Mother's Day and it wasn't overcrowded or chaotic which we loved! We were seated in a private booth surrounded by mountain décor which was really nice. Our server was one of the best we've ever had and the food was simply outstanding. From the blueberry frozen margaritas to the complimentary bread to the BBQ ribs - my Mom had the best (and most delicious) Mother's Day dinner at Mac's. We will most DEFINATELY be returning. A+++++!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Hostess seems a little "short" when we arrived. Not knowing how long it was going to take is in the rain from Connecticut, we planned extra driving time. We told her we knew we were early, but we're willing to wait when she snapped.."I can't possible squeeze you in anywhere!" Like I said, never asked to be squeezed in, but we were the only one waiting for a table and there were 4 tables empty. Our waitress was wonderful

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Not a big fan of the halopino corn bread they give before a meal should be just the regular bread

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Have been coming to Mac's Grill for over 15 years now. Always a great meal. The noise level was OBNOXIOUS though. My boyfriend and I could not even have a conversation sitting across from each other because of all the yelling at a sporting event that was playing on a tv not even in the bar portion. Only downfall.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

If you like places like Texas Roadhouse but are looking for something that's not a chain, this is the place for you. It's more of a southwest theme than Texas Roadhouse and certainly not in the Texas/Country theme, but they have good steaks in a lively atmosphere. The fries are (or at least seem) like they are made in house not frozen.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Lobster mac and cheese is a must try!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Really enjoyed it in past visits a few years back. However this time I/we weren't as impressed. Very very loud and my ribeye wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be. Too fatty and a little undercooked. Wish I'd picked the sirloin as two others at the table did and they liked it. Fries and onion rings were good. Service was ok.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2017

This was our second visit. The Bull chips are awesome. We had good food and the waitress was very good (Kristina?). We will surely be coming back again.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Always the best meal and service.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Great service. Amazing burger and home cut (Maine) fries. Did not feel rushed. Server was very attentive. Bar seating was very comfortable. Would recommend it for those looking for great quality beef.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2017

The service was GREAT, the food was good, however the noise level was very loud.

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