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Ruth and Wimpys Kitchen

Route 1, Hancock, ME
207/422-3723.
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Ranked #5 of 13 restaurants in Hancock
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Rockport, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were visiting the Bar Harbor area and asked where the locals ate. We were directed to Ruth and Wimpy's in Hancock by 2 different people. We arrived on Sunday to find the restaurant closed (this should have been our first clue that they didn't know what they were talking about). I ordered the lobster bisque and my wife ordered... More

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Sullivan, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Ruth and Wimpy's Restaurant is a comforting, clean, hospitable affordable place to enjoy. Please take a break and enjoy some time there. The family is always happy to go there, although it is never enough it seems. Having been many times, cannot say we have ever had a bad experience. Always have had great service. My favorite is the salad... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I think this palc eis popular becaseu it has been there for a long time, the prices are very good esp on teh senior menu,. But this means teh service is slow and there is often a wiat. If you want real good food this is nto teh palce. Lots of fried, lots of sugar, canned and frozen. Not bad... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We recently got a couple gift certificates to this place, and it was the first time going. After reading some of the reviews, we were a bit weary. We went on the weekend and to our delight the food was great, and the service was fast and kind. We agreed that the place might be our new favorite! ---BUT then,... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ruth and Wimpy's is a little out of the way but well worth the trip. Great slection of Maine fare. Pleasant, local, family atmosphere. Great selection of deserts as well as seafood inclucding lobster.

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Addison, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Enjoyed the food and prices very much. Service was fast. If you are looking for a restaurant that serves good food at reasonable prices, try this place.

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Hancock, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Ruth & Wimpy's isn't for everyone. It's a local hangout, it is a little tacky but it's genuine and while the food is not exceptional if you want to experience a real Maine diner, can't get more real.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Ok for what it is, a bit kitschy for my taste but the kids love going, there is a huge fiberglass lobster outside which just begs for photos. Cheapest place around for a boiled lobster, couldn't cook it at home yourself for that price. Nothing fancy, but for the prices don't expect anything fancy.

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Hancock, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Yes (GunzzRN) there are 4 restaurants in the small town of Hancock and so it ranked 4th. Make another choice?

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Ellsworth, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

About 10 years ago Ruth & Wimpy's had some great food and service.... our last visit there (was definitely our LAST visit there!) was a total and complete disappointment. From the tacky, cheap and holey dollar store table covers, to the ignorant, just-rolled-out-of-bed-looking, clueless staff and the food is a total and complete disappointment if compared to how they USED... More

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