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“Very good bakery”

Governor's Restaurant & Bakery
Ranked #14 of 63 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Cuisines: American, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Just opened April 25th, 2012
Lakeland, Tennessee
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very good bakery”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We only had a late-night snack, but the chowder was good and the chocolate eclair was superb. Service was quick and friendly.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Local Place”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Ellsworth has a lot of chain restaurants, but also some fun local places. Governor's is a mix of the two....it's a Maine chain restaurant. They serve the usual hamburgers, chicken, dinner plates...but the best is their desserts. You'll need about 12 of your friends to finish the "Federal Deficit" which is a $20 combination of 10+ ice cream sundaes! They also have whoopee pies, homemade pies, ice cream, and more. Grab a take-out menu if you'll be in town for awhile

Visited June 2013
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Burke, Virginia
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Okay food. Great cream puffs!”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

The food here wasn't as good as I remembered from a previous visit. It was okay - Denny's type food. But the cream puffs were amazing and the size of softballs.

Visited June 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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142 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Dissapointed”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I was so looking forward to visiting Governors after reading the reviews in TripAdvisor. My fist dinner in Maine, close to the hotel and open for business. Was I shocked!
Negative: No clams. All out! Must have been frozen
Bakery goods looked great but were dry and tasteless
Haddock breading too thick and not crispy, fish was dry, scallops OK
Everything else we ordered looked better than it actually tasted.
Good: Location in Ellsworth, and a friendly staff
Great: Liked Ellsworth very much, you should drive downtown for a walk.
Conclusion: Go to Ruth and Winpy’s for real SEAFOOD and save Governors for breakfast.

  • Visited June 2013
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun place and delicious food!”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stopped here for breakfast on Saturday and we were very impressed. The menu is very diverse and the food was excellent. The omelet was cooked to perfection. I had the banana french toast. It was made with their homemade banana bread and it was delicious. The help was friendly and knowledgable. I highly recommend stopping here for food. They also do all their own baking onsite and the selections look great. Can't wait to go again!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Zr2Nox
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