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All 56 Ellsworth Restaurants

Helen's

55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-2433
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Ranked #26 of 56 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Fremont, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ate here twice during our stay. Food was very good and the pies were awesome. Service was very fast and accommodating. It's close to the Ramada and Hampton Inn too.

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Brockton, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Spent a long weekend in the Ellsworth/Bar Harbor, ME area. While touring the Ellsworth area, several different stores and shops recommended Helen's for the pie. This was a reasonable answer as I ask them "Where could I find the best blueberry pie in this area? My friend and I went in on the last day of our vacation around 1:30.... More

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Brownville, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stopped at Helen's on our way home from Mount Desert Island and found the service to be excellent and the seafood superb! We had the fried scallops and a seafood combo (scallops and clams) and everything was delicious. Sadly, no room for their award winning desserts! We will definitely stop there again when we are in the area.

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Brampton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were given the recommendation to go to Helen's for dinner. It boasts about its award winning pie! We had dinner that was good, wholesome food -the scallops were excellent (of course it was the best time of year to have them) and the pie was good although I hesitate to say amazing. There isnt alot of other restaurants in... More

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visit family in Hancock every few years and always make sure that we eat dinner at Helen's. They start you out with some small fresh bread loaves and plenty of butter. I usually have the whole lobster, but others in the family have had fried haddock rolls & fried Maine shrimp. All were enjoyable. We were on vacation from... More

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Milton, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I drove 50 miles to take care of business in Ellsworth, ME. We asked a local to suggest a restaurant where we could have a nice lunch. She suggested Helen's saying that we could get any type of food at reasonable prices. We were lucky to get to the restaurant before the after church crowd arrived. We... More

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Known for it's pies. Stopped in to satisfy the family's craving for some blueberry pie (to go). Waited at counter for a while. Was rudely (IMO) greeted w/ "Are you coming or going!?" Pie was good. Based on previous visit the year before, I had said I would never go back, but decided to give it another try. Previous year... More

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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

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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