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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.
This restaurant follows the protocol for indoor seating during this pandemic. The setting is unremarkable, but cleanness and the service are excellent. I had the crab cakes dish and a piece of coconut chocolate pie. The main course was bland and the crab patties were...really dry. The pie was amazing, I totally recommend it. The price charged here was really fair, a bang for the buck.More
I have been enjoying the scallop stew since 1959 in Machias, It is out of this world. I had it at the Ellsworth location twice this summer. Just talking about it makes me want to make the two hour drive to get more! Delicious and...I am a foodie!!!More
Didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised. While waiting for your table, you have to check out the pies at the counter. Almost ruined my dinner. They looked so good. We had good service and our food was very good. Just good ole down home...cooking. And DON"T miss a piece of pie. I took a piece with me and had it later that evening. Coconut creme pie. Oh so good. But they have so many different pies to choose from. Something for everyone.More
Everyone will tell you "be sure you eat at Helen's and their blueberry pie!" Heaps more than pee! Sources locally and fresh where possible, they offer great choices, views from inside or outside on the deck, plenty of parking and a great wait staff. The...owner will often be included in this excellent serviceMore
The girls who got my food and rang me up for takeout were sweet and lovely. The lobster roll was the best I have ever had, with the lobster cooked perfectly. I would have preferred beer batter on my onion rings but they were still...good. The chocolate pie was off the charts. Although pricier than I normally pay, I think my meal was worth it. I would definitely eat here again. Thank you for a wonderful dinner.More
Date of visit: September 2020
schoppee, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2020
Thank you for your recent takeout order with us. I am happily going to share this with the cashiers who have really been incredible during these very different circumstances. Our fresh lobster meat in our own homemade roll is just incredible, we agree. Come again...More
The food is exceptional. The blueberry pie was the best I’ve had after over a week in Maine. The staff is very nice and helpful and the place is cute.
However, I don’t think that they are that covid prepared. There is no outdoor seating....While the tables may be officially 6 ft away, there is a lot of foot traffic in between them. Masking for guests is not enforced. The staff wears small clear chin visors that do not cover their noses.
I would recommend takeout from here for now.More
Date of visit: September 2020
schoppee, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2020
Thank you for your review Melissa,
We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Maine and our blueberry pie during peak season in the Wild blueberry capital of the world .
The Maine Covid Checklist is very important to us. Our tables are indeed 6'...More
A very clean and enjoyable restaurant. Known for their Blueberry Pie, Helen's is a "must visit" when traveling route 1 through Machias. The service is excellent as well as their dinner menu. Try the local seafood and you won't be disapointed. They take the COVID...precautions seriously.More
Date of visit: August 2020
schoppee, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2020
Thank you so much Steve. Top quality food, service, and cleanliness has always been our focus, now more than ever we are pushing ahead for the future.