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) #1 of 13 Restaurants in Machias €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
Lower Main, Machias, ME 04654
+1 207-255-8423
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish chowder” (43 reviews)
“pies” (67 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 20:30All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Lower Main, Machias, ME 04654
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1 - 10 of 468 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here because my aunt had previously visited before the fire. We were very happily surprised that the food, drinks, and desserts were amazing. The nachos and lobster soup were delicious. We had sandwiches, fried scallops, and steak - all were wonderful. We highly...More

Thank KateTheSkiier
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped by here traveling through for lunch. Had the meatloaf grilled cheese sandwich, sangria and raspberry pie!! Absolutely delicious. The service was terrific, views were beautiful and the food was above and beyond!!

Thank 6ftbln01
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a really good lunch on our way to Canada. Great food, airy, bright restaurant. The whole belly fried clam plate hit the spot. No room for dessert but the pies did look yummy.

Thank TizzyNYC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don't look for soy milk smoothies for breakfast, but if you're hankering for waffles, excellent sausage and a cup of coffee before hitting the road, Helens is for you. Usually we leave it at that but this time dined there, too. My fish and chips...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Since summering in Maine this year, we've been fortunate to find Helen's. Only a few miles from us so we frequent this restaurant at least once if not twice a week. Known for their pies, which are fabulous. Each piece is about 1/4 of a...More

Thank Denise E
Julie B, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Denise, So nice that you are able to summer in our area and enjoy the lakes, ocean, rivers, and woods with all the wonderful parts of nature that come with that. Thank you for joining us, haddock burgers are such an awesome choice, I...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were doing a long drive down the coast, and this place caught our eye with their outdoor umbrellas and waterfront view. The interior is clean, simple and fresh, with nice touches and a great view. Service was very prompt, and their menu was mouth...More

Thank newjerseyfamily
Julie B, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear New Jersey Family, Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are happy to purchase our lobsters each day from our brother-in-law right off the boat. Thank you for dining with us! Julie

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Machias for a couple of days. Helen's caught our eye here and we gave it a try. We gave it another try and another. Breakfast twice, dinner once. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The food was just perfect. Helen's itself...More

Thank Fenway1958
Julie B, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Fenway1958, Thank you for choosing to join us for your meals while visiting Machias, we count it a privilege to have served you meals your were happy with enough to return multiple times. Go Red Sox!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean. Rustic elegance excellent food. We had best waffles I've ever had and the steak and cheese omelet. We will definately come back!

Thank LGarand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to visit family and we went out of our way to get to Helen's for dinner and pie. I had fried seafood both times and it was excellent. The pie is outstanding. I had raspberry and then coconut cream. Service was great. The...More

Thank Karla W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told to check this place out from a few of our Maine friends. I am glad we did. My friend got an open faced pot roast meal that she said was the best meal on our trip. It looked really good. I got...More

Thank YummyTravelsX2
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Frank L
12 September 2016|
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Response from Freddie121853 | Reviewed this property |
They have some great local Maine beers on tap as well as a full line of liquor. They even have a great blueberry sangria made with fantastic local Maine blueberries. Yummy.
19 May 2015|
Response from Julie B | Property representative |
Yes we have reopened and welcome you to come anytime!
19 May 2015|
Response from Julie B | Property representative |
I'm sorry I resopnded to this two weeks ago but if didn't go through. We opened May 19th.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Main, Machias, ME 04654
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Machias
  • Phone Number: +1 207-255-8423
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