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Helen's

55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-2433
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Ranked #29 of 56 restaurants in Ellsworth
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Vegetables and kids pizza looks exactly store bought and heated. Pizza was burned and they had to redo it. By the time her pizza came everybody was done with their meals. Not worth the money.

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Milo, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The waitress was wonderful and checked on us frequently. Our food came to us quickly and was very good. Dessert was beyond delicious. I will make this my go to place whenever in Ellsworth. I would and will recommend this place to others.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This restaurant is mostly for older people on a budget, so prices are reasonable and portions are good sized. I don't mean this in a negative way, it's still a good place to eat. Home made bread and pies are great. it doesn't have much for atmosphere. It is usually a place you don't have to wait in a long... More

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This restaurant is patronized by locals. The fare is straightforward and reasonably priced. Good Chowders and sandwiches. They bring a warm loaf of yeasty bread with each meal and plenty of butter. Very friendly staff

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Damariscotta, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were told this is a popular local spot. We got there a little after 1:00 and there were very few diners. Our waitress was clearly new and inefficient - unsupervised. We sat 25 minutes not offered something to drink let alone order taken. All the while, her visits to the section involved her asking those already eating how they... More

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Webster, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had steak and my hubby had the scallops. Both were done exactly as ordered and were delicious. A wide variety of home made pies that are yummy including Maine blueberry. Relaxed atmosphere.

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The lobster tasted fishy! The lasagna had only a tablespoon of sauce and the blueberry pie had no flavor. The person that ate the lobster was sick the next day. There are too many great places in this area to eat. Do not waste your money.

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Harrison, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Stopped in for lunch, based on experiences at Helen's in Machias. It was a big disappointment, nothing like Machias. The décor was like it was from the 70's, and felt old and tired. The service was not good, and the food worse. We had haddock sandwiches. The fish was not nice and fresh, and the batter greasy. I hate to... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

...As it should be! This place just doesn't have it. We tried it and frankly, it seems as though the place is dying. The food was mediocre at best (and I am trying to be kind!) and the service was less than desirable. If you are in this locale, you'd do better to visit Jordan's Snack Bar or the Bangkok

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We tried Helen's while up in the Bar Harbor area. I ordered fried clams and fried haddock. The fish was a too strong tasting, certainly not fresh. The fried clams were gritty and too chewy. Would not go back...

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