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55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
(207) 667-2433
Today
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Did not enjoy any of it. Cute place food was in my opinion below average and over priced nothing to write home about

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Thank Eileen N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great salad bar,hard to find here. Good old food style,family run for 50 years. The menu is filled with chowders and homemade local foods.family friendly,price right..

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Thank Katherine D
Viera
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went here for lunch after the 4th of July. The restaurant was pretty much empty. We ordered the fish and chips and a cheeseburger club. The food was good and the portions were fair. Our waitress was friendly and helpful as well. The only complaint is the bathrooms are filthy and in need of a good... More 

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Thank K P
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the lobster boil which was probably a 3-4 pound lobster that was great. My wife had a roast beef sandwich that was clearly made with real roast beef in chunks and gravy. Many menu items to choose from.

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Thank JohnnyMartinGhost
Boone, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome long road trip through out area. End up in Hellen's after a long days drive. Three of us ate quite a bit and all seemed well. Food tastes fine but nothing special. Next morning two out of the three of us woke up feeling sick to the stomach and nauseous. Would not go again. Better luck dumpster diving.

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Thank maxm191919
Rochester, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I give this place an overwhelming "meh". We ordered lobster rolls (when in in Maine, right?) that were fine but overpriced for what we got. The ambiance was similarly mediocre, a lot of clutter on the walls, dusty looking and chipped paint. All of this would be fine at diner-prices. However, we were seated and served quickly. We probably wouldn't... More 

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Thank bridgetotoole
Bangor, Maine
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we come here, the staff always looks nonplussed when we arrive. We are then taken to a table and given menus. Wait-persons are always welcoming and friendly. There are daily specials, most of which are gone at the beginning of the dinner hour. Plates are heavy on starch, skimpy on meat or fish. We rarely come here because the... More 

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Thank Metsfan123
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were happy with our meal and service. The menu had a wide variety. Something for everyone! Good family restaurant! The atmosphere was comfortable.

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Thank nj20152015
Castleton On Hudson, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to chose from, both seafood and non seafood. Waitress was incredibly friendly. Scallop stew was delish. Wish I had saved room for pie. Homemade bread was excellent.

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Thank RayeCrossestheUSA
Wichita, Kansas
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife had lobster, I had scallops. Both meals were very good, and priced right. But the best part of our meal was the waitress. Always smiling, very energetic, ALWAYS there to ensure we had everything we wanted/needed. Tipped her about 30% of the meal because she was so good and so pleasant!

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?