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Governor's Restaurant & Bakery

253 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1715
+1 207-610-1880
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
06:30 - 21:00All hours
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$$ - $$$
253 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1715
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We came from Bar Harbor to shop at Wal-Mart and Home Depot. Made a wrong turn into their parking lot. Serendipity! The baked goods wrre on display while we waited for a seat. WOW! I had the small clam strips. If that was small, only...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016

Good basic food with great service . Waitress Nicole was outstanding not just to our table but the other around us also. Went out of her way to give a personal touch with her kind interaction with guest.

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

So nice to walk into a place expecting to be shuffled through ( during busy leaf peeping season), but instead having personalized service. David was our waiter. He made good eye contact, was patient with our questions about their large menu, and even split up...More

Thank ChloeRosita
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I've been driving past this place for the last few years. Finally stopped in to try. Staff is friendly and very helpful. I had the pot roast which was awesome, my husband a mushroom burger. He loved it. We also got some pies to go....More

Thank Eileen N
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stopped here during our vacation to the Acadia National Park based on TripAdvisor reviews. I was impressed by the friendly service. The menu contained some local favorites, but not too many healthful selections. The salad contained only Iceberg lettuce, but lots of other fresh...More

Thank Mary L
Jason C, Public Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Hi Mary: Thanks for the feedback - You'll be happy to know that we're rolling out a new salad menu which eliminates iceberg lettuce and adds quinoa, beets, arcadian lettuce, and a bunch of new healthy choices. Hope that you visit Acadia next year and...More

Reviewed 3 October 2016

Ordered a pasta dinner around 7pm in the evening with 6 other members in our group. It took the waitstaff 20 minutes to come out and tell us that they ran out of Alfredo Pasta on a Saturday night at 7pm. Than the waitstaff mentioned...More

Thank blkbears2
Jason C, Public Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Hi Blkbears2; Thanks so much for the feedback. I apologize that we were slow to get the word out that we had run out of pasta for your dish. As hard as we try to avoid them, we realize that we're human and make mistakes...More

Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I had dinner here last night after reading a few previous reviews from the lunch crowd. Service was painfully slow. We weren't expecting a gourmet meal but we were expecting a decent meal. The food was below standard. My husband had almost cold...More

Thank Livin-Large2012
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Hi Livin-Large2012: We're very sorry that you were disappointed in your entire experience the other night. As much as we try to make sure everything is perfect, we know that we're human and make mistakes. I've already forwarded your comments to our team in Ellsworth...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My husband ordered the Governors special which was eggs, bacon, sausage, 3 pancakes, home style potatoes, baked beans and choice of homemade toast. He chose cinnamon toast and it was delicious. I ordered the $4.99 special. It included one egg, bacon and sausage (I had...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Cozy atmosphere, very friendly staff. We were helped quickly but it did take quite a while for our food to arrive (not a place to eat if you are in a hurry). However, our burgers were VERY good, very fresh-tasting. Fries were tasty too. There...More

Thank crayolabird
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
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Stacy S
What is consider kids ages?
17 April 2017|
Response from Jason C | Property representative |
Kids are considered 10 and under
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
Just opened April 25th, 2012
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