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Lower Main, Machias, ME 04654
+1 207-255-8423
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pie” (141 reviews)
“fish chowder” (54 reviews)
“pot roast” (13 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lower Main, Machias, ME 04654
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well Helen and her now owners I don’t think that I should ever send back food because it’s not hot. I had pot roast with mashed potatoes not even warm same with my wife’s meatloaf and mash. Server was very nice took them both back...More

Thank Hockeybo
Julie B, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Hockeybo, You are correct, food should not have to be sent back because it is cold, I am very sorry your server delivered it this way since it is hot when the kitchen puts it up to be delivered. I appreciate your feedback and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard good things about this place, and we were not disappointed. Excellent food, large servings, good service and decent prices. Nice atmosphere too. Also, there is a reason why everyone raves about the pie. We had the raspberry pie and it was INCREDIBLE!...More

Thank Gary F
Julie B, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Gary F thank you so much for your review! We appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience with other travelers. Please visit us again when you are in our area!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was superb! My husband said the fish chowder was the best ever! And my friend, who is a blueberry pie expert, said the same about the blueberry pie. Don’t miss Helen’s if youre in the Machias area

Thank marnypeabody
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Omg amazing blueberry pie! The service was excellent and the view incredible! I am from the South and even I was amazed at the hospitality! :)

Thank tngirl37725
Julie B, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

♥️ What a nice review and being from the North that was the nicest compliment, thank you so much!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving through Machias on the way to Lubec, first time back in the area in a long time, in fact last time we ate ate Helen's was before the fire. And as a UMaine Machias Alum, I've had more than a few meals at Helen's....More

Thank Scott G
Julie B, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Scott, It’s always a pleasure to welcome all and students who enjoy a break from classes at Helen’s is very special!! Thank you for the nice review. We hope you have a chance to return again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place for seafood and other comfort food. Blueberry pie is very good. The lobster is fresh and well prepared.

Thank Touristasaurus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of eating at Helens twice and loved both times. The facility was clean and spacious, staff friendly and attentive. We ordered our meals and within minutes the server was bringing them out. The food was excellent with generous portions. We highly...More

Thank Twitch1971
Julie B, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review Twitch1971! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a group of four stopping for dinner (without a reservation) mid-week. We had a 15 - 20 minute wait - which is what the staff had estimated. The restaurant was busy, but the food came out in a reasonable amount of time. Our...More

Thank Phil1ip
Julie B, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Phil1ip, So glad to read you thoroughly enjoyed your food and service while dining with us recently despite the confusing title and three star review. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crazy busy day and we waited about 40 minutes for our food but rolls were brought to us midway and that helped. The meal was sent back to reheat when it came as it was a cold potato and warm fish. The waitress, Karen was...More

Thank JaneK473
Julie B, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jane K, Well thank you very much for such a nice review after what sounds to me like a poor experience with food, for that I am terribly sorry and wish I had been aware. Please come again soon!!

Reviewed April 30, 2018

I haven't been to Helen's since before the lace burned down years ago. Didn't care for it then nor this time either. Nothing has changed about the food in all this time. Ordered medium cooked steak and eggs and the steak was well done. Ham...More

Thank Patata38
Julie B, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Dear Patata38, Thank you for taking the time to write another review. We are very sorry you were not pleased with your meal since we always strive to please our guests. Should you have mentioned to your server your complaints we certainly would do all...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 Julie B | Property representative |
Yes we have reopened and welcome you to come anytime!
May 18, 2015|
Response from Julie B | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Main, Machias, ME 04654
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Machias
  • Phone Number: +1 207-255-8423
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