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Finn's Irish Pub

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156 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1919
207-667-2808
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Finns Irish Pub

Service is very good, food is consistently very, very good! I have found that most pubs in the US miss the boat on true pub atmosphere and more so when it comes to their food. Finns has as close to real pub atmosphere as you can get in the Us, and the food is delicious! The food is authentic and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
donna l
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Service is very good, food is consistently very, very good! I have found that most pubs in the US miss the boat on true pub atmosphere and more so when it comes to their food. Finns has as close to real pub atmosphere as you can get in the Us, and the food is delicious! The food is authentic and... More 

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Maine
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The first time we ate here the food and service were very good. The second time was not that great. I ordered mussels steamed in wine with herbs. The mussels were WAY overcooked. Bangers and mash had too much thick gravy and not so great veggies. Haven't been back since.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent food, great beer selection that changes every so often and good hang out with the local crowd We will be back to sample more beer and appetizers

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I normally only venture into an Irish pub in America to drink. I find most American "Pub"s to serve dull and mundane food. Not Finns. While I was very please with the hearty drink selection I was seeking, I was equally as pleased with the food. I found the menu to have both authentic and interesting selections. From the mussels... More 

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Key West, Florida
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
958 helpful votes 958 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I'll have to admit that I was a Little reluctant to try Finn's. Most Irish Pubs in this part of the country can pour a good Guinness but often miss the boat when it comes to food. We had a gift certificate so my wife and I decided it was worth a try. The first thing I noticed was that... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It looks like a simple tavern from the street but the menu reflects some serious thinking and very good cookery. There are two preparations of mussels on the menu: spicy-tomato or white-wine. Both were delicious, with a slight nod to the spicy version. Other entrees enjoyed at our table included Bangers and Mash, Fish Cakes, and some vegetarian dishes. All... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you love chowdah, try here. They add dill and it is wonderful! My wife and I often meet her for lunch and have never left dissatisfied. Food is wonderful, and even includes very tasty vegetarian options. The staff are friendly, attentive, and efficient. Soups are a real treat and change daily (although the clam chowder is always available).

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Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Love Finns!! Great staff, great drinks, great food! Its like Cheers where everyone knows your name! If you go on a Friday night get there early!!! Fills up fast! The mussels are amazing....and the fish poppers with jalapeno relish is a must do!!!!If you ever get to try the chicken arichoke soup do it!!! Heavenly!!!

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Los Olivos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Head over to Finn's for some fun and great food. We put up a dollar on the wall, a tradition at Finn's where you decorate the dollar bill and then tape it to the wall. It's a fun place with local eats and a friendly staff.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Live music and amazing Mac n' cheese. Dani is wonderful and always makes us feel welcome. The burgers are always cooked perfectly and melt in your mouth. I recommend Finns to anyone who is looking for good food and entertainment.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 156 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: 207-667-2808

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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