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Address: 598 Sunshine Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627
Phone Number: +1 800-777-6845
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Description: Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly...
Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly Maine fruit) in a cottage. It's a sculpture studio and acres of whimsical sculptures and installations of American icons like the general store, the juke joint, a western town complete with saloon, sheriff, jail, Chinese laundry, fortune teller, all made in Peter Beerits's quirky style, using re-purposed "junk" from the island dump and countless old barns. Try free jam samples in the shop or have a homemade scone with jam in the tea room. Something for everyone here!
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Jams, Jellies, and a Side of Sculpture

Nellie's is located on a beautiful island connected by bridge to the Blue Hill peninsula. It is worth the drive to enjoy the delicious jams/jellies and the bizarre metal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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Stonington,ME
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I liked all the characters made from metal, bolts,anything really.The jams are very good and samples are available.

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nellie's is located on a beautiful island connected by bridge to the Blue Hill peninsula. It is worth the drive to enjoy the delicious jams/jellies and the bizarre metal sculptures posed in wild situations throughout the adjacent woods. It's hard to explain, but great to see in person. We loved the jams so much that we purchased a few during... More 

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Deer Isle, Maine
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Worth the visit! Nervous Nellie's certainly does make some of the best jams and jellies I've ever tasted!

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Extraordinary display of scultures, staged in a mini-village as well as in the nearby woods. Extraordinary couple that made us feel most welcome.

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Madison, South Dakota
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11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a neat place, highly recommend a stop especially with kids. Fun to wander through the old "town", visit the saloon, jailhouse and other buildings, then walk through a path in the woods into the castle and sit at the table with the knights. Bought some tasty hot pepper jelly but sadly the restaurant was closed that day.

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Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit, though I'm a little confused about the part about the restaurant being "closed that day". We have a seasonal tea room (not a full-service restaurant) and it is open every day from 9-5, just like the rest of the place. I confess that we do start putting things to bed as 5 PM approaches. I... More 

Brooksville, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The scrap metal sculptures are amazing which he does and the jams and jellies are very tasty and who can resist the name. We had coffee and raspberry scones. It doesn't get better than this.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nervous Nellies is a treasure trove of fun! Fantastic sculptures, yummy jams and jellies. Good coffee. Very family friendly atmosphere. Did I mention great art?! There's something for everyone at Nervous Nellies!

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Hudson, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The husband and wife team who operate this little oasis of art and food have been refining their craft for many years. Annie makes very tasty jams, jellies and chutney and her husband makes the most remarkable sculptures from found objects. They have moved several old buildings from other parts of the area and populated them with a fantastic array... More 

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Eddington, Maine
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17 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What a fun, and interesting place. Can not wait to return again and finish our exploration of all the unique sculptures and displays. A must see stop on any Deer Isle visit.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We picked a drizzly day to do some shopping around Deer Isle and having seen a brochure from Nervous Nellie's, decided to stop by. The brochure had not prepared us for the scale and scope of the art on display here. From the parking area, you can see an incredible assortment of life sized and larger than life sculptures and... More 

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