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) #15 of 38 Restaurants in Ellsworth €€ - €€€ American, Seafood
55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
+1 207-667-2433
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“pie” (63 reviews)
“pot roast” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
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07:00 - 19:30All hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great for a home cooked meal and pretty awesome blueberry pie. Staff was warm and friendly and the food was both prepared well and very tasty. Always like a place that brews fresh coffee and does not serve the bottom of the pot!! Haddock sandwich...More

Thank roverirish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch, it was very good had the whole boiled lobster special good price. The server was fast and friendly. Had the pie for desert very good too

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My parents and I stopped by Helen's for a late lunch/early supper. We were very hungry and liked that they had a good variety of choices on their menu. I had a combination of a small steak, half rack of ribs, and grilled shrimp. The...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a solid homestyle restaurant....I really like the food here: the comfort options are great. Everything from baked mac n cheese to meatloaf all the way to grilled steak and fried seafood. I have been twice this month and it is consistent in value...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We selected Helen's because it was near our hotel. The restaurant served a variety of food decently priced. We opted for the Fish and Chips. The fish was excellent. The fries, so so. They served us a loaf of homemade bread with real butter. Very...More

Thank SuzieT1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I rented a house in Franklin, Maine and wanted an easy lunch not far from home. We stopped into Helen's and ordered the chicken quesadilla which was thick with fresh juicy chicken plus cheese (of course), and chopped onion, green pepper, and...More

Thank MegNoMeg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good home cooked food but they were out of several of the offerings, we weren't that late, between 7:00-8:00

Thank fellowtraveler44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the spaghetti, my husband had the chicken quesadilla that he didn't like at all. Not enough cheese and big chunks of chicken instead of smaller pieces.

Thank edolphs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Helen's for lunch on 2 consecutive days. Very friendly staff and excellent food. Best lobster roll I've ever had & my husband ordered it on both visits. Wish it wasn't so far from home...

Thank Carol L P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Helen's after visiting the LL Bean outlet, which is just down the road. This is an excellent restaurant for families. The food is great, the portions large. and the service excellent. They offer two presentations of a lobster roll - mayonnaise based...More

Thank drbobstl
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Dan P
10 March 2016|
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Response from BancyN | Reviewed this property |
Well, you are right. I have not eaten these before but wanted to try one during my trip to Maine. The roll I got was a regular, cheap hot dog bun, nothing special and no grilled top cut roll. Based on this experience, I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-2433
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