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Helen's

55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
+1 207-667-2433
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (39 reviews)
“pot roast” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We stopped in for an early dinner and were not disappointed. Mom had soup that was OK. I had fried chicken that was really good, my daughter had chicken strips and everything was good until we got to dessert.....that was amazing! We had one slice...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious fresh food at a very reasonable price. Loved the meatloaf and fish&chips. Sampler appetizer included fresh fried mushrooms, wings and onion rings, all hot and crispy and yummy. We'll be back! Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Carl M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was shocked to see a bill for $27 for Lazy Lobster which was less than 1/2 of a whole lobster and it was tough as well. The pie however looked awesome - stick to the pie

Thank merymeet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way back to our hotel we stopped at Helens for a take out slice of blueberry pie. The pie was very tasty and homemade.

Thank RogerB2506
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We both had the corn beef and cabbage the special of the day it was only $ 12.00 and well worth it . The appetizer was steamed mussels very fresh and tasty . The waitress was fantastic dropped by the table every few minutes to...More

Thank thedipman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Positives: Good service - friendly and efficient, clean, well-maintained, good menu selection, comfortable atmosphere; haddock with stuffing good - large portion Negatives: broiled onion crusted salmon - crushed Ritz crackers with chopped onion and salmon - not a good choice Observed other dishes coming out...More

Thank 834melissa
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Ate there Saturday evening. Had French onion soup and fried chicken special. Soup was packed with onions. Fried chicken was moist-very good. Also we had pot roast. Very tender. Too full for desert. But made reservations for Sunday,mothers day

Thank ggrib1
Reviewed 13 May 2017

family style restaurant. friendly staff. Waitress had chowder and stew ingredients mixed up. Food was tasty and satisfying.

Thank jeffcarr15
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This local restaurant was packed for a Friday night fish fry. Still, we were seated immediately. Good fries and fried fish. Choices are limited for someone with shellfish allergies, so I chose pasta alfredo with grilled chicken. It was pretty bland. Toll house pie with...More

Thank KatWat39
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Traveling this week looking to eat Lobster and this was was delicious. They served it warm with butter for us upon request. The bowl of meat was super. Don't forget to enjoy their homemade pie for dessert. I had blueberry with vanilla ice cream! You...More

Thank deborahfalgowski
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Dan P
Roger B: Your remark about the size of the roll ( hotdog size ) your scallop roll came on makes me think you don't often eat lobster, crab, scallop or fried clam rolls in Maine. An authentic Maine lobster roll is always served on a grilled top cut hotdog roll. So are all the others. So I'm curious, why did you say the roll wasn't the one lobster rolls usually come in?
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:30
Monday
06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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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