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55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
+1 207-667-2433
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 19:30
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Augusta, Maine
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Good home cooking for sure. The service was prompt, the order came by very promptly and the food was great. A lot of food for the price. And the pies...yummy..can't be beat for sure

Thank Orelia H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Kids thought it was "awesome"!!!! Must mention the amazing blueberry pie. Most important, though, was our wonderful, hardworking waitress (Gabi).

Thank Paul K
Brookline, New Hampshire
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The Lobster stew was outstanding ... loaded with lobster. We had a cup the first visit and went back for the bowl on a second visit. Delicious. We both had the sautéed scallops which were some of the best we've ever had. Side dishes were good. Too full for the pies but all looked good. Friendly service and good service... More 

Thank NHNana
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Long wait time for food and then not great once we got served. They seem to care little if you are frustrated or not satisfied. Lots of better options close to here.

1 Thank Bernard H
Athol, United States
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Good steak dinners - flat iron sirloin, baked potato, vegetable with a hot bread appetizer. Good value. Noticed that high chair and booster seat were very dirty and really needed a good disinfecting and cleaning - they looked dirty. We wouldn't want our grandchildren to sit in them. Also the cutting board the bread came on could use a good... More 

Thank Harry H
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Extensive menu. We arrived in Bar Harbor just prior to the season opening so restaurants have been limited. We found this place and so glad we did! French onion soup was excellent! Scallops and rib eye steak was really good. We took a slice of their blueberry pie for later and my husband thought it was the best ever! Highly... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

I was looking for a different place to eat in Ellsworth besides fast food. I ventured into Helen's for what appeared on the outside to be a nice, clean, home style cooking restaurant. I was not disappointed. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. I was greeted when I walked in the door as if I were some long lost friend.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I liked that restaurant chain when I was at neighboring city of Machias ME, so I was happy to see it here too ... Refer to my prev. review. Good food: filet minion, medium.

Thank genavtron
Bennington, New Hampshire
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 4 and we all wanted some delicious seafood. We wanted lobster, but they were out, so crab was our next choice, oh but no crab either. NO EXCUSE FOR A MAINE COASTAL RESTAURANT TO BE OUT OF SEAFOOD! Notice reviews in November people said same thing. Had non seafood dishes which were good and the... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Went in on a quiet winter Sunday night The meal was very good and the service was too. Granted the place was not packed, the décor is nice and reflects Maine. I end up eating here about once a year and each time has been very good. The prices are average for a restaurant of this type.

Thank w c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-2433

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