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“Nasty” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Helen's

Helen's
Ranked #18 of 64 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Belfast, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nasty”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile


First review I've ever written. We are relatively new to the area and live a short distance from Hellen's. We've heard great reviews about the pie and the place looks cute so we were looking forward to stoping in. We've been blessed with the numerous great restaurants in the area that provide fresh farm to table dishes so maybe we've become accustomed to fresh and delicious food. That is not the case here! The burger was greasy and clearly a low grade frozen patty. Bread is wonder bread or similar product, frozen fries, etc. Waitress clearly didn't want to be there, save your money and go somewhere else!

Visited January 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Ellsworth, Maine
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Chowder!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Good chowder on New Years Eve with great company. Nice to see Cally hostessing too! She always makes it a fun experience. The fireplace gives it such a cozy atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank C_Wallace_333
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Smithfield, Maine
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159 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Tradition”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

Helen's is the best!! Awesome pie!! You can always count on a good meal for a for a reasonable price. Never had a bad meal here.

Visited July 2013
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Thank SteveAugusta_Maine
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Dover, New Hampshire
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“should be good basic American fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

During the past 8 years we visited helens occasionally but stopped 2 year ago . The location , building and dining room design offer little attraction . The menu should offer basic american fare with some daily specials but doesn't . in short there is just no reason to go to this place.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank slarson127
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Madison, Indiana
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good food and ambiance.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Large selection on menu, big light room with antique type artifacts on walls, friendly service. Seafood a specialty of course but luscious desserts and any other type of food. Daily specials. First time I have been offered beets as veg of the day..good!

Visited September 2013
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Thank lscott
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