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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Route one family restaurant with sweeping views of the historic (Battle of the Margaretta, 1st naval battle of the Revolutionary War) tidal Machias River. Known for baked blueberry pie, fish chowder, local products (seafood, dairy, produce, syrup, and more) exceptional service, and house made baked goods.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't believe what a wonderful, friendly and great food restaurant Machias has. Helen's is the best and please don't forget the very yummy dessert's especially the blueberry pie.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lindapA3865LA
schoppee, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Linda! Please join us again soon. Julie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere! Food was great, we ordered an appetizer off the specials menu that was very fresh shrimp and both had different haddock dishes which were fresh and delicious as well. Looking for to going back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank _jemarden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I traveled up and down the Maine coast for 10 days and she had lobster everyday, and Hellen's had the best lobster rolls of any place we visited. Great food, very reasonable prices, lots of pie options for desert, plus roomy comfortable...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Charlie_Hotlanta
schoppee, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Charlie, Thank you for this awesome review! We think our lobster roll is pretty special too, especially when we can offer the Stop, Drop and Lobster roll with a whole tail in addition to the regular claw and knuckle roll. See you soon I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were great, the food was yummy, the restaurant was modern rustic - clean and bright! It was a great find on the way to Lubec.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maineiac111
schoppee, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

A stop to Helen's on the way to Lubec sounds like an excellent idea to me!! Come again when you can.

Reviewed December 16, 2018

Food was ok but not super special.. Prices were above average.. Service was good.. Always seemed clean..

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AlpenaBill
schoppee, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thank you for your Helen’s review. It is appreciated that you took the time to inform other viewers of your opinion. Please visit again soon.

Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

We ate here twice during our Maine visit and loved the food, water views and service. I had the lobster roll which was delicious and they fixed it for me without mayonnaise which I appreciated. My husband enjoyed their unique appetizer “Dutch Special” which is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MSWMom50
Reviewed November 16, 2018

For my money, there is no restaurant in the whole state of Maine I'd rather go than Helen's (and that includes the food mecca of Portland). Helen's is an iconic restaurant with everything you want when it's time to eat: honest-to-god really good food, really...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Todd R
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Very nice servers and the food was great. I had an amazing ‘Farmer’s Friend’ omelette and my husband had pancakes that he said were the best he’d had in a very long time. We loved the T-shirts so much we each got one. Definitely worth...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jennifera794
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I stopped here for a quick business meeting and couldn’t have been happier with the service, quality of the food, selection, and the atmosphere. Helen’s has great “home cooked” meals with plenty to choose from. It won’t matter if you are a picky eater because...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ernie G
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We went here to have fresh Lobster but they were out, so I had a combo plate of scallops and fish. Fish was very good but didn't care for scallops at all and gave them to someone else, who also said they were not as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lovesmoclips
Julie B, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Dear Lovesmoclips, Thank you for your review. I apologize for this uncharacteristic behavior from the cashier, I have never heard of anyone responding this way to guests and will certainly be sharing your experience with everyone. Please try us again when you are in our...More

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Frank L
September 12, 2016|
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Response from Freddie121853 | Reviewed this property |
They have some great local Maine beers on tap as well as a full line of liquor. They even have a great blueberry sangria made with fantastic local Maine blueberries. Yummy.
May 18, 2015|
Response from schoppee | Property representative |
Yes we have reopened and welcome you to come anytime!
May 18, 2015|
Response from schoppee | Property representative |
I'm sorry I resopnded to this two weeks ago but if didn't go through. We opened May 19th.
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