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Ruth & Wimpy's

Main road-route one, Hancock, ME
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Ranked #5 of 11 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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northern california
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Bad and slow as s$@t service. Food meh... Wait staff is leaderless and clueless. Waited 20 minutes to have someone take our order. Another 30 minutes for drinks to arrive. Wait staff was not rude per se just slow and rudderless

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Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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147 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We ate lobster everyday during our 5 day stay in the area. This was the best priced with friendly staff. Entertaining decor. You can eat inside or out. Lobster is made many ways. This is a down home local place nothing fancy. Wear your jeans and get going.

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Riverhead, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We where staying on the Schoodic Penninsula for a week this August and kept passing Ruth & Wimpy's on Route 1 in Hancock. They have a fun huge fiberglass lobster out front and what looks like a restored '46 Plymouth sedan parked in the lot-and lots of customers. We tried them first for lunch. It was pouring outside-Maine teaming downpour.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Four of us had a mid-afternoon lunch of lobster, clams, mussels and even a hamburger. Funky decor, very casual and relaxed family atmosphere, this is the popular place to go for a reasonably-priced, almost-touristy, down-home lobster experience. A must-see, must-eat area attraction!

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Ellsworth, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

A little kitschy but full of old-timers, huge portions and interestingly decorated. Huge lobster outside is GREAT for photos!

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