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Nervous Nellie's

Address: 598 Sunshine Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627
Phone Number: +1 800-777-6845
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Deer Isle
Type: Art Galleries, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Owner description: Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly Maine fruit) in a...
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Type: Art Galleries, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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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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seneca, mo
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
9 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Port Ewen, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nervous Nellie's is a unique treasure. Our family returns every year when we visit beautiful Deer Isle in the summer. We love tasting all the samples even though we KNOW we're getting the case of our old favorites and some as gifts for our neighbors and friends who start dropping hints before we leave ( Are you going to that... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Glad we found this great place. We had a magical morning eating the great scones and sampling the jellies. We took a relaxing stroll through the one of a kind sculpture garden exploring Peter's unique and marvelous installations. You will never see it all in one trip! and you will never see anything like it anywhere else! Take the time... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was such a wonderful surprise. The sculptures and creations are fantastic and quite unique. The Wild West and King Arthur scenes are haunting and stay with you long after you leave. I started looking at my household junk a bit different too. The scones and jam are great and it is a very friendly place. Not too far away... More 

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