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55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-2433
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Ranked #19 of 56 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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Southington, Connecticut
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Great slice of Americana here. Family dining with pies to suit everyones taste. Every trip to Maine includes a stop at Helens. Yours should too!

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Bath, Maine, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

After the first long leg of our road trip the hotel clerk suggested Helens for dinner. We are so glad she did! The food was wonderful. Large portions at a great price. But I would have been happy with half the portion at twice the price.... it was that good. The ribs just melted off the bone and the salmon... More 

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Kosciusko
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92 reviews 92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

with room key from eagleslodge you get a 10% discount. Food was good and service was very good. A little disappointed in their seafood, shrimp was very small. It was a good place to try some of their homebaked cakes, very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

After a great day in Acadia ntl park, we had dinner @ helens. Lazy lobsters very tasty with nice Chardonnay! Good service & reasonable pricing. Worth a visit!

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Best home made pies around! But they're famous for those so I won't go into detail for the pies. The menu isn't gourmet, just classic American cuisine. My most recent meal was the corned beef and cabbage. I also discovered that I really like fried Haddock. Being from North Carolina the only north Atlantic white fish we get is cod.... More 

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Cape Coral, FL, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Helen's is so delicious. Always depend on them for a good dinner. And, those homemade pies and desserts --yummy! Try the huge chocolate chip cookies! Delicious!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Helen's in Elsworth (and also in Machias) is an unpretentious place with simple good food and we always try to get there when we are in the area. The sandwiches and soups are very good, as are the specials. This time I had pork chops which were very well cooked and a really good baked potato. The big deal at... More 

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Portland, Maine
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295 reviews 295 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stopped here on our way to Campobello Island. What a great surprise it was! Nicely decorated in Maine Coast fashion...Open and spacious and a large convenient parking lot. Menu is diverse touching on all palates, but not so large to compromise quality and certainly not freshness. Everything was super fresh and delicious. There were 4 of us on our way... More 

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north providence
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Great food...we stopped for lunch and i was treated to a really good haddock sandwich...but the absolute best part was the Coconut Cream Pie for dessert! All homemade desserts! Outstanding!

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Osthouse, France
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Good food in local atmosphere. Only real problem was they brought the appetizer and dinner at practically the same time. They had beautiful pies unfortunately we didn't have enough room to try them!

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Additional Information about Helen's

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