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“Good food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Helen's

Helen's
55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-2433
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Ranked #23 of 59 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Bangor, Maine, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Lobster stew to die for - best I've ever had. I don't care for cinnamon in blueberry pie but maybe some people do.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Waterbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I've been going there every year for a long time. Never had a bad meal or bad service experience. Awesome wings.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brewer, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“just so-so”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The ambience was diner. The food was just okay. Not as good as it should be to compete in that area. We've been there two or three times and it seems to slip a little each vist

Visited March 2012
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Auburn
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Quarter in the Glass”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We invaded them with no reservations. I think we had 6/8 couples. The staff sat us down starting getting drink orders. I belive we had 3 or 4 of the wait staff for our group. This was after 7:30 pm, maybe they were trying to get us out quick but we never knew it. The staff joined right in singing and playing games with us. It was a good night.

Visited June 2012
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Big Flats, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wide Variety, Great Quality, Excellent Prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our group was as varied as the menu. The Italian lovers found their spaghetti and meatballs and stuffed shells to be very good and large portions. The vegetarian thought the veggie lasagna to be outstanding. I had the boiled lobster, the best price I have paid for a lobster dinner in a long time. The service and atmosphere were excellent. The desserts looked awesome, but none of us had room to eat any more. The best part was the cost of the dinner for four adults was under sixty bucks, including tip!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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