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Ruth & Wimpy's

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Main road-route one, Hancock, ME
2074223723
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Orland, Maine
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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!

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Thank Kelly B
Dover, New Hampshire
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766 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Maurene_K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Tracy S
Nokomis, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Thank Eileen D
Cleburne, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank MCSpaints
Rochester, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From speaking with the wait staff it seems there's usually a bit of a wait at this high volume restaurant. The decor is kitschy with a large covered patio for outdoor dining. When we arrived we were seated but told that the kitchen was backed up. The helpful waitress was quick with drinks and steared us toward appetizers that would... More 

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Thank bridgetotoole
North Tonawanda, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant with delicious food. We ate there more than once during our 5 day visit! My husband had a lobster sub and enjoyed the entire thing!

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Thank Lisa G
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at Ruth and Wimpy's a few times over the years when vacationing in the area and it is always a good standby for a standard meal with many options to choose from. We sat outside and it is just unfortunate that the "view" is a major road through the area. The food itself was good (lobster roll... More 

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Thank Ruth W
Hancock, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We have eaten at Ruth and Wimpy's twice. Both times it was awful. Once I ordered a hamburger and it was greasy. Another time I had watered down fish chowder. Don't bother going here.

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Thank Nancy C
Cheshire, Connecticut
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Stopped for a quick lunch. Ordered a lunch special. When the meal I was surprised by the size of the salad that came with the meal and the piece of haddock. The food was delicious and will stop here when I am in Bar Harbor area

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Soups
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road-route one, Hancock, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Hancock
  • Phone Number: 2074223723
Description
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?