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55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
(207) 667-2433
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7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A pleasant place with friendly servers. I do go here on occasion. I feel the food is of a chain restaurant quality. I've had fried haddock here and it was not bad. Their specialty is pies, which they have a display case full, but they always look exactly the same like the came from a factory not made there. I've... More 

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Thank MacSchwa
Muenster, Germany
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here on the recommendation of the owner of the cabin where we were staying. The onion rings were delicious, and their blueberry pie has won awards. As for the dinner menu, we ordered a wide variety of dishes, from salad to burgers to pot roast to fish -- all delicious.

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Thank AmericaExPatMomOfTwo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stepped out of the truck , you could smell the food cooking out in the parking lot out back . Delicious food great portions and friendly staff. Highly recommend. I had the pot roast dinner with a baked potato and salad . Meat was so tender ,potatoe was melt in your mouth good and the salad was as fresh... More 

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Thank Kelly B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped into Helen's to get an early supper and to escape the high prices in Bar Harbor. Our waitress was great, we order some beers to go with our dinner and the waitress said she could go for one herself, I told her to have a seat. The food was pretty good but the service was even better.

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Thank car5311
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast and friendly service. Nice atmosphere. Very good fish and chips. Delicious blueberry pie! We'll be back!

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Thank Jessica J
Falls Church
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I saw Helen's i thought how could it be good? I was so wrong. It may look a bit shabby but the food was so good. We had lunch and the ruben was great and the steak and cheese wrap was divine.

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Thank sallie P
Nashville, Tennessee
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we stopped in for lunch and loved it. We both had the fried haddock and it was fresh and nicely cooked. Not over battered. The tartar sauce tasted homemade. The onion rings were good too. Highly recommended.

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Thank Levelyn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to Helens a couple of times. Good food, friendly service, great pie! Dinner in Ellsworth it's a super choice!! Loved the chowder and steak I had last time. Get the pie to go when you are full and you won't regret it!

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Thank Bethietwin
North Waterboro, Maine
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonable prices has a little bit of everything with a great selection of PIE. I had a blueberry cream pie which I've never had, you do get your fill of blueberries. Also had a clam roll with a good size partition of whole belly clams. So if you're ever headed downeast make this a pit stop.

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Thank glorijane w
Eden, North Carolina, United States
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conveniently located near motels and shopping centers in Ellsworth. Service was relaxed but good. I had salmon - cooked perfectly! This restaurant offers a good, healthy break from fast food. Locally owned, with typical Maine decor and menu. Family Friendly.

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Thank Kay S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: (207) 667-2433

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?