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55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-2433
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7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Read reviews on TripAdvisor, so with good reviews we put Helen's on our list. Not disappointed at all. Since we were staying in Ellsworth, we returned for some famous pie, best blueberry I've had, and more menu items. Great service, friendly staff, and good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
ilovelighthouses
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Mansfield, Missouri
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Maine
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in on a quiet winter Sunday night The meal was very good and the service was too. Granted the place was not packed, the décor is nice and reflects Maine. I end up eating here about once a year and each time has been very good. The prices are average for a restaurant of this type.

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Mansfield, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Read reviews on TripAdvisor, so with good reviews we put Helen's on our list. Not disappointed at all. Since we were staying in Ellsworth, we returned for some famous pie, best blueberry I've had, and more menu items. Great service, friendly staff, and good food.

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Thank ilovelighthouses
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We stopped into Helen's for an early dinner after spending the day touring the Schoodic Peninsula. The person greeting us was friendly and quickly brought us to a booth, but did't provide silverware or water. We waited an extraordinary amount of time for service and, as we considered leaving, our waitress arrived. It appeared that one waitress was waiting on... More 

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Thank Roger B
Island Falls, Maine
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The restaurant was very easy to get to from where we were staying. The food & service were good. Their famous blueberry pie was a bit of a disappointment but very palatable.

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Thank cobiho6
Ellsworth, Maine
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Great restaurant that serves Downeast favorites. They have lobster ,seafood and great home made deserts.

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Thank jdcon
Thomaston, Maine
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

When you have 6 children and want to take extended family out, price and portions matter. Dad loves and suggests Helen's, so for veterans day we took him out. We were met at the door with friendly faces and were taken for care of. Overall very happy with what we got. I suggest the haddock sandwich, great portion, great price!

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Thank Mark Sara C
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We stopped in at Helen's this afternoon for lunch. Staying in Ellsworth, ME in November, there really isn't a lot to do or good restaurants to eat at. We were looking for a good seafood meal and found it at Helen's. I had the clam roll and my husband had the lobster roll. We shared an order of onion rings.... More 

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Thank Missedtheboat
Blue Hill, Maine
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Helen's several times as it used to be my in-laws favorite. On several occasions I have gotten "hot" food that was cold or frozen in the center. The menu is pretty basic. They make great pie though.

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Thank Nutbrownmama
california
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We arrived in Ellsworth in the evening and were looking for a place to eat. There are not many choices for dinner, so we settled on Helen's (a recommendation by the hotel). Bad idea. I ordered a hamburger ($4.99 plus $2 for fries). It had a funny taste. My husband tasted it and said it had no seasoning at all... More 

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Wilton, Maine
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

This is most definitely one of the best places to eat. They give you large portions, Onion Rings are the Best. Seafood very Fresh, omg. Deserts are a Mile High. We have to visit at least 2 times per year. Our In-Laws make us drive afew hrs. just for Helens Onion Rings & Pie. What can i say We love... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: (207) 667-2433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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