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Nervous Nellie's

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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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Incredible, fascinating and hilarious

We stopped in because of the good reviews and were not prepared for this incredible place. It's a huge art installation that's obviously been underway for years. The kids loved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

A fun place to visit and explore! And the preserves are delicious. Our vacations to Stonington would not be complete if we didn't visit Nervous Nellie's and purchase several jars of their treats for ourselves, family and friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped in because of the good reviews and were not prepared for this incredible place. It's a huge art installation that's obviously been underway for years. The kids loved it, and so did the adults.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The arguably best wild Maine blueberry preserves are made by hand in a little kitchen at Nervous Nellies, and you would do well to buy several for yourself and several more for lucky friends. The proprietor makes a number of other excellent jams and jellies as well, all of which you can taste free of charge at his little tasting... More 

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York, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My husband and I went here after staying on Deer Isle for the weekend. We heard about Nervous Nelllie's but nothing could prepare us for the actual shop. It was so quirky and fun. We loved looking at all the hard work that the artist had put in to each and every piece. Very fun place to go and explore.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The art work is distinctive and entertaining, The jams and jellies are just the topping on the cake. It is not east to get around if you have difficulty walking. Many of the pieces are in the woods, though it a short walk. The children ask about it as soon as they hear we are going to the Island.

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Durham, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

While staying in Blue Hill, we decided to visit Deer Isle. Our hostess told us not to miss Nervous Nellie's. She was right. Be sure to bring your camera. What creative folks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Give yourself time to tour the little 'town' the artist has created around the grounds. Unique art that is fun for kids and adults alike. I stopped by mostly to pick up some homemade jam and Maine honey, but was pleasantly surprised that there were so many interesting things to see. Check out the pottery inside the store.

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Stonington,ME
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Nervous Nellie's

Address: Address: 598 Sunshine Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627
Phone Number: +1 800-777-6845
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Deer Isle
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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