We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 598 Sunshine Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627
Phone Number: +1 800-777-6845
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 34 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Delicious!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
UntamedMainer
,
Deer Isle, Maine
Add Photo Write a Review

34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Deer Isle, Maine
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, South Dakota
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hudson, New York, United States
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eddington, Maine
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
17 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fall River, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Ewen, New York
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Nervous Nellie's also viewed

Deer Isle, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Deer Isle, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 
Deer Isle, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 

Been to Nervous Nellie's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nervous Nellie's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?