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253 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1715
+1 207-610-1880
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Live Oak, Florida
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129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Casual, popular with the locals. Nice selection of food, and friendly service. It was very clean. There was an array of delicious looking desserts. Would go again.

Thank Jay N
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I love taking a moment and watch the train go around the restaurant, there food is amazing and reasonable price and you get alot of food for the money. The deserts are scrumptious, if you don't have room after you eat ,take desert home with you ,you would not regret it. The restaurant and bathrooms are very clean .

Thank Kelly B
Columbus, Ohio
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125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stopped here for dinner after spending the day in Acadia and Bar Harbor. We were seated promptly and placed our order. Our server was efficient and friendly. Our order was delivered promptly and was delicious. We were able to substitute side dishes for what was on the menu for no extra charge - something that is not common.

Thank Docmw
Raritan, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stopped in at a nearby restaurant for lunch that we were visiting for the first time. Hamburgers were delicious as well as the taco salad. Extensive menu, friendly staff and well priced.

Thank Dannysmom77
Alton Bay, New Hampshire
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Governor's is a great place to eat in Ellsworth. Prices are reasonable parking is great and be very careful of the desert section. In fact it is recommended eat desert first because the meals will leave you more than satisfied we took our desert back to the room for later. Friday night fish fry was excellent with a large portion... More 

Thank Guy C
Medfield, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Just had lunch. Waiter was very nice but the food is nothing special at all!!! Had the cranberry, almond, feta and chicken wrap. There were less than 10 tiny bites of chicken. Won't be going back there anytime.

1 Thank Sue N
Lamoine, Maine
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

They have been short on help for the past several months, long waiting lines couple with a hostess with a very poor attitude and her red hair certainly does not help. The menu varies I would say my favorite would be the meat loaf. The quality of the food varies from day to day, I would never say outstanding. Due... More 

Thank jaylsutter65
Bonita Springs, Florida
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Had a 5 minute wait for seating, but well worth the wait. Great family eatery. Food was really well prepared, plentiful and nicely presented. Staff were very friendly and service was timely. Pastry is remarkable and made in house. If you are in the area stop in for great food and a desert if you have room.

Thank Neal D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This was within walking distance of our hotel. After days of eating fish, I had the meatloaf and potatoes. It was very good. The portions were huge. Their bread is amazing. My whole family was very happy with their meals.

Thank Lynne S
Orono, Maine
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Governor's is a simple restaurant with simple decor and a simple menu, but the food is good, the prices are very reasonable, and the staff is wonderful. Of the many times I've been there the waitstaff has always been friendly, prompt, and cheerful.

Thank Linnea973

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1715
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-610-1880

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?