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Ruth & Wimpy's

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Main road-route one, Hancock, ME
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome place great food, good prices, friendly service. Our favorite restaurant in the Bar Harbor area.

Thank John O
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has such charm and character. It's great. And the lobster roll was fantastic. We really enjoyed this restaurant and would definitely go back.

Thank ahs19
Bethesda, Maryland
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great for lunch (fast) and dinner (some wait) You can watch how they cook the lobster, interesting setting. Indoor and outside seating, great food. Good selecting of local draft beer

Thank Susann K
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us had dinner at this fun spot last night under the steady gaze of Wilbur the gigantic lobster statue outside. The great: service from Ruth, the hostess, and Jill, the waitress; the steamed lobster tail quartet dinner, complete with generous baked potato and well cooked fresh broccoli; the 12" lobster sub with cole slaw; and the fun ambiance... More 

Thank Stephanie K
Reading, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is so extensive anyone can find what they like. The kids enjoyed watching the lobsters and steamers being cooked before their eyes. The wood fire, the seafood, and outdoor seating, provided a feast for the senses.

Thank stellarooski
Orland, Maine
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Food and Atmosphere are always a treat when you eat at Ruth and Wimpy's. It's great for friends and family to gather because you are treated like friends and family. The food served has generous portions and is cooked to perfection. The locals love it and so do the visitors!

Thank Kelly B
Dover, New Hampshire
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795 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,415 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

En route to Bangor from Winter Harbor and the Schoodic Peninsula, I stopped at Ruth & Wimpy’s on Route 1.. Their sign said: We catch the big ones. There is indoor or outdoor seating. I took outdoor seating on the deck in a booth. I got the scallop roll with ridged potato chips at $8.95. It was SEAFOOD DONE RIGHT!... More 

Thank Maurene_K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Lobster roll is one of the best in Maine. Plenty of lobster meat with just a touch of mayo. Also, a great deal with either chips or fries. Lobster dinners are also a good value. Wait staff is quite friendly. Both Ruth and Wimpy are down home folk and very nice. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Tracy S
Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by locals and they were right. They have a very large menu and fun things to choose from. The lobster dinner special was the most affordable we came across. We all tried something different on the menu and we were not disappointed I would absolutely stop here again

Thank Eileen D
Cleburne, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We arrived to make a reservation for that night. A waitress walked by us once and said "I'll be with you in a second". OK. Well, we waited 5 more minutes. She walked by again and said the same thing. OK, we waited 5 or 10 minutes more. Meanwhile, waitresses are walking across in front of us, the whole time,... More 

Thank MCSpaints

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road-route one, Hancock, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Hancock
  • Phone Number: 2074223723
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?