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Finn's Irish Pub

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156 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1919
+1 207-667-2808
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chappell Hill, Texas
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We happened upon Finns after a drive to Bar Harbor. I had the grilled Haddock and Oysters on the half shell, while my wife had Fish & Chips (turns out the "chips" we're homemade potato chips...American type) and fried artichoke hearts with the stem. All our selections were excellent and the staff was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Finns.

Thank rexaboyd
Union, Maine
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

We stopped for lunch in February on a Friday - very busy with the the local crowd which is always a good sign! I had the clam chowder as a starter - homemade and delicious. Then to follow, the crispy crab wrap, with a side of potato salad which was very unique - no mayonnaise but dressed lightly with fresh... More 

Thank Dbrogden
Ellsworth, Maine
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The meal was just..ok. Not a whole lot of flavor or choices. Dining space is small so on the nights when they have an in house musician it can be very loud for little ones ears.

Thank sarah_e_quinlan
Trenton, New Jersey
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We stopped here after the Banff Film Festival World Tour event, and relaxed with a good dinner, well priced and great service.

Thank junkmailpile
Ellsworth, Maine
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Finn's has some of the best food in down east Maine, most with an Irish flare. Their fish and chips is always a great choice, their tenderloin is one of the best I've had, and their chicken teriyaki salad is simply delicious. There food is also very reasonable priced.

Thank Kay C
Bailey Island, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Was looking for a place to have dinner in Ellsworth and came across Finn's. I ordered the Dublin Mussels and the Pub Burger. The portions were so large and tasted so good by the time I finished the Mussels I was totally satisfied. I did have to take 3 bites of the burger ...you know just as a test and... More 

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Harrington, Maine
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Year after year of great meals and wicked good (owner made) desserts always reward our trips to Ellsworth. Just LOVE the steak & mushroom pie but like their wraps too. Today, we're in town for errands, banking , some shopping,and decided to treat ourselves to Finn's. Decided to try the Pesto Shrimp Wrap today. Big WIN ! Of course, their... More 

Thank Arthur L
Freedom, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Ate there twice on consecutive vacations,2013,2014,both times a very fine expierience.Once with twin boys 11 yrs old with ADD and they were amused and catered to by wait staff that kept them still until order came! Ambiance of place very interesting.An old diner car inside is the bar area.The prices are moderate and the menu is varied and delicious.Both visits... More 

Thank Carol A
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Husband and I ordered 2 burgers, Mushroom Swiss -cooked rare and a Canadian Bacon burger -cooked med/well. Our burgers came. Husband took a bite out of his and it was rare. I cut mine it half it was med/ well. No big deal, we will ask for new burgers. Waitress came and I just said a simple mistake by the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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392 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Both of my parents are from Ireland so I know authentic Irish pub food when I see it and this place does not fit the bill. The food wasn't bad by any means, but it took over an hour for 4 burgers (in July) to be made. Over all our dining experience was 3 hours. I think that's outrageous for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-2808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?