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55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
+1 207-667-2433
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“pie” (62 reviews)
“pot roast” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
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Reviewed July 13, 2016 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.

Thank JohnnyMartinGhost
Reviewed July 8, 2016 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...More

Thank maxm191919
Reviewed July 3, 2016 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...More

Thank bridgetotoole
Reviewed July 2, 2016

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...More

Thank Metsfan123
Reviewed July 1, 2016 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.

Thank nj20152015
Reviewed June 29, 2016 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.

Thank RayeCrossestheUSA
Reviewed June 27, 2016

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...More

Thank Shawn V
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Had a very good meal at Helen's. The strawberry rhubarb pie with ice cream tasted like my grandma made it! Very pleasant wait staff and a decent meal for a decent price

Thank donna s
Reviewed June 20, 2016

The title of the review speaks for itself. My wife and I both enjoyed our meals and would certainly eat there again. There is plenty of parking available and it is easily accessible. The only negative was service was quite slow.

Thank NewYorkBowhunter
Reviewed June 15, 2016

We're staying in Ellsworth, Maine for a couple of days to see Arcadia National Park. Wanted to eat some seafood, so we went to Helen's. The food was fresh and plentiful and reasonably priced. I'll go there again if I get the chance.

Thank Eric G
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Dan P
March 10, 2016|
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Response from BancyN | Reviewed this property |
Well, you are right. I have not eaten these before but wanted to try one during my trip to Maine. The roll I got was a regular, cheap hot dog bun, nothing special and no grilled top cut roll. Based on this experience, I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 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: +1 207-667-2433
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