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Governor's Restaurant & Bakery

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253 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1715
+1 207-610-1880
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Portland, Maine
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The quality of the food was very good. Nice value for the money spent. They have daily specials. For $10, I had sirloin tips, two sides and a fresh roll.

Thank J L
Gulf Coast Fla
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221 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on our way into Bar Harbor. This place is busy. But they have the staff to handle it. The waiter was helpful and on the ball. The kitchen was quick and the food was good. The desserts looked incredible, but we chose to pass.

Thank kleektours
Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

They seemed somewhat busy for lunch. We walked out after seeing staff heat food up in the microwave. The desserts while they looked good, they didn't look fresh.

Thank Jen060113
Jason C, Public Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this review

Hi Jen: Thanks for the feedback... Hard to say the reason something was being warmed up in the microwave was. We'll certainly pass it along to our store. Thank you More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious melt in your mouth Yankee Pot roast with mashed potatoes. Generous portions. I added a side of brown gravy. Wonderful selection of fresh baked deserts. Comfortable atmosphere, fast friendly service. We also had the Pork Loin with sauce and it was very nice. Good food. Free WiFi. Medium pricing.

Thank Marilyn M
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this review

Hi Marilyn: Thanks so much for the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the Pot Roast and especially the Pork Tenderloin. We're very proud of both dishes! More 

Frederick, Maryland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Best for lunch or dinner. The breakfast buffet was ill equipped for the number of people eating there. Had to wait too long for them to refill almost everything on the buffet. And the cook was flustered and unpleasant. But date-filled cookies and gingerbread were excellent.

Thank Claire M
Arlington, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Some of our group had breakfast, some had lunch on her stop here one day of our vacation in the area, and all thought it was reasonable, in quality, quantity and value. But the Bakery was the biggest find! OMG - the pies, the pastries, the cupcakes - the hardest part is choosing what you'd like to try the most.... More 

Thank m00sesm0m28
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The food here is SO GOOD and the waitresses are so so nice and friendly. We will be back again next year for sure!!!!

Thank Lisa S
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This place is directly across from the hotel we stayed in. The outside of the building definitely needs a facelift. When I first saw it, I didn't think it was in business, but then I saw quite a few people inside, so we ventured in. Our first of two visits was for dinner; the second, as couple of days later... More 

Thank DFM_58
Mapleton, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Governor's has always been a favorite of my family's and this one located downstate from where I live isn't even close to a dissapointment. I really enjoyed how friendly our waiter was and he ended up with about a 40 dollar tip.

Thank pintohorse24
Live Oak, Florida
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166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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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, Parking Available
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
Just opened April 25th, 2012

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