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Ruth & Wimpy's

Main road-route one, Hancock, ME
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Ranked #5 of 13 restaurants in Hancock
Cuisines: American
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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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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Katy, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Thomaston
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We went to this restaurant on a local recommendation and were not disappointed. It's a rustic place with a lot of personality, a clear favorite with the locals, and an extensive menu. We had a whole-lobster dinner with two sides for about $15 and the food was delicious. The place mats even had instructions with drawings to help lobster novices... More

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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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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This was our second day in Maine, and after a day of touring, we saw the big lobster that is located in front of Ruth & Wimpys and decided to stop and take a picture of it. Well, the big lobster did what it was obviously designed to do, it caused us to stop and check out the place. After... More

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Tampa, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This was one of two recommendations we got from the locals. It was absolutely worth the trip. The Lobster Bites are to die for. It's very casual dining, but excellent food.

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