After hearing that we "must" go to Helen's and have lobster and strawberry pie, a group of birders went over July 4th weekend 2005. Everyone was disappointed. Many wanted wine and the waitress didn't know any more than white from red. Then several had "Lazy Lobster" which was dried out lobster junks on a piece of toast, no butter. When we asked for butter something orange was delivered. My husband had mashed potatoes and they were clearly instant, and tasted like ground up cardboard. He asked for, and was given, a replacement baked potato. After a mediocre meal, we were told they were out of strawberry pie. I had blueberry (in Maine afterall). It was not particularly good. The crust was too thick and flavorless. There are at least two other restaurants in Machias that we tried and liked much better.