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Ruth & Wimpy's

Main road-route one, Hancock, ME
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Ranked #6 of 13 Restaurants in Hancock
Cuisines: American
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Description: A great rusticated Maine restaurant where you can get a reasonably priced lobsta dinner and the best homemade pie anywhere. The personnel are always great and Wimpy is a neat guy. I love it there. No trip to Bar Harbor is complete without a stop at Ruth & Wimpy's (and I haven't got a dime in this).

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  • English first
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We ordered the fried pickles, Haddock chowder, lobster dinner, and blueberry crisp. The haddock chowder was too watery for our taste; tasted like milk with Haddock. Fried pickles were awful. The lobster dinner was good along with the blueberry crisp. However, the blueberry pie looked amazing. We wished we had tried the pie.

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Muscatine, Iowa
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our family stayed in this area for a week. The first night we got in we were exhausted and hungry from being in airports all day. This place was very good at accomodating our large group of 11. We requested to sit outside, but after we got our drinks and our order placed, we decided it was a little too... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We enjoyed lunch there in early September. Highly recommend the seafood chowder for its perfect consistency, seafood chunks and flavor. The lobster roll was great and at $11.95 a deal compared to other local places. For the onion rings you get a choice of thick or thin....I recommend the thin! The haddock nuggets were just okay. The steak and cheese... More

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

We have family in Hancock that we visit every few years. We always eat at Ruth & Whimpy's once or twice per visit. The lobster is large & fresh and possibly the lowest price around (around $15 for a whole lobster with 2 sides). For those who don't like to wrestle with a whole lobster, they have a lazy-man lobster... More

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Katy, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Simple, good food done right with great service. Don't expect an elegant dining experience. Plan to come for the food and lighten your checkbook.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We visiting with friends in Ellsworth, Maine, and they took us to this restaurant for lunch. Everyone ordered a fish meal except me because I do not eat fish. I ordered a cheeseburger, and it was wonderful. We also ordered "butterfly chips" which were a fried wavy potato, and we all loved it. If ever back in that neighborhood, we... More

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Webster, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have eaten lunch and dinner here and had good food and service both times. Definitely a more relaxed atmosphere but a good place to take the family. Surf and turf and a salad bar.

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North Windham, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a great dinner with the family, sat outside and got our food pretty quick. Yummy food and they have some great pies also

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Limington, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Sure they have a big lobster boat in the dooryard - one that with a big metal box on it that when its hot will BURN your kids... the place is full of obnoxious 'decorations'... the servers are tired and phony.. and the food was edible. The best part of the meal was the blueberry pie. When your server doesn't... More

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northern california
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118 reviews 118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Was recommender to us by our Motel as the place for lobster! We were not disappointed. Lots of people but our wait was not too long, hubby ordered the whole lobster. I had their prime rib special that night. Lobster was great, but he said if he ordered again he would get lazy mans lobster or the tails, too much... More

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