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“Disappointed”
Review of Helen's

Helen's
Ranked #17 of 63 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Richmond
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Only ate here once for dinner because it was close to where staying. Had crab cakes that were OK but crab had been mashed to a paste with little crab flavor and Imperial sauce came in a bowl with skim on the top, Yuck! Did try award winning blueberry pie and it was good, tart and sweet berries. Request a table because a lot of the booths are coming apart at stitching and you may get fuzz on your clothes.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Waiter, there's something in my soup?!”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Ordered the French Onion soup. After a few bites I realized there were little hairs all over the cheese. I wouldn't have noticed them in the dark broth. I'm so grossed out. It ruined my day. The waitress was nice and apologetic but now I'll remember Maine with my hairy French Onion soup.

  • Visited April 2013
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Titusville
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1,620 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,306 helpful votes
“Try the pie”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Helen's is famous all over Maine for the size and quality of the meals, freshness of the products and, of course the large slices of pie. Try the Blueberry pie with ice cream. We have enjoyed this restaurant ever since it was a small place in Machias, Maine. This restaurant us listed in the famous travel book "Good Food road Food". You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2012
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Ellsworth, Maine
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Like going home to mom's”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We are local's and love Helen's! It really is like going home to mom's - comfort food and way more. The desserts are awesome and the meals and desserts are plentiful. I will say this...laugh if you will... but Helen's is where the 'old' people go and if the old people go there you know the food is good and the prices are right. We always have a pleasant waitress and if you're lucky enough to get Michelle on a Sunday afternoon - then you have the one who sets the bar - she is fabulous!

  • Visited March 2013
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Bangor, Maine, United States
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Lobster stew to die for - best I've ever had. I don't care for cinnamon in blueberry pie but maybe some people do.

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Thank Margaret D
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