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200 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2520
(207) 667-2174
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A step back in time

From the moment we saw the cutout of a soft-serve cone sitting atop the snack bar, it felt like a step back in time. Handwritten menu offerings such as rootbeer, burgers and lobster rolls, as well as the shaded picnic tables outside and well-used playground draw a variety of customers who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
TexasStarshine
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Quitman, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As said in the tital My complaints are the prices are very high The food is nothing to brag about. The lines are long and it is a "meat market" atmosphere. Also seems to have gone down hill over time.

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Quitman, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

From the moment we saw the cutout of a soft-serve cone sitting atop the snack bar, it felt like a step back in time. Handwritten menu offerings such as rootbeer, burgers and lobster rolls, as well as the shaded picnic tables outside and well-used playground draw a variety of customers who appreciate the nostalgic atmosphere. Nice lunch stop.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Jordan's is an institution in Ellsworth. It is the last food stop going north. It is known for its lobster rolls, fried seafood baskets, and ice cream. The lobster rolls are a generous serving of almost all lobster. The Ice cream is great both the soft serve and the hand dipped. Has a large shady area of picnic tables and... More 

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Have passed this for years and stopped for the first time. We were very happy we did, just wish I was in the area Wednesday night for classic cars. The food was great, people were very nice. Great picnic area in the back with swings etc for the kids as well as an arcade and pool tables. Great relaxing time!

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Surry
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Old fashioned classic snack bar with the freshest seafood. You will wait in line to place your order. A diverse menu with sandwiches, great burgers, ice cream but hold out for seafood. The best seafood anywhere down east. All the seafood is fried with a light batter. Picnic tables and an inside dinning room, an arcade, and a car show... More 

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Mount Desert, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have no issue with the food or the prices. Jordan's is a delightful, side-of-the-road family fare restaurant. But the styrofoam that everything from take-out to eat-in comes packaged in is disgraceful in this day and age. C'mon Jordan's! You can do better than this…

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have eaten here numerous times, and we are always satisfied. Yes, it can be a bit pricey, and at peak hours, there can be a wait, but we have never had a bad serving, and the portions are more than filling. My wife almost always gets the lobster boat, and I usually get the fried clams. Last time we... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is homey Maine at its casual, summertime best. The seafood was swimming in the ocean in the morning. The ice cream is top notch. The atmosphere - well, around these parts the whole experience is just "wicked good".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place was really great for family. The ice cream is delicious, the food is pretty good, and the atmosphere is adorable. They have a well-structured playground in the back, which is really nice. We will definitely be back at Jordan's!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I had finally convinced my boyfriend to try a lobster roll and clams so we decided to go Jordans Snack Bar since I had been here in the past and really enjoyed it. The lobster meat was crunchy and did not taste fresh. Was very disappointed that we spent so much on the rolls and couldn't even finish because of... More 

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Address: 200 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2520
Phone Number: (207) 667-2174
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2520
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: (207) 667-2174

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups

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