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55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
+1 207-667-2433
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“pie” (67 reviews)
“pot roast” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I come here now and then to meet up with friends. We like the food and the service is friendly. There is plenty of parking available too.

Thank coastalgirl53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wait staff is always friendly. I love the pie and clam chowder. The bathroom is always clean. Love the old decor

Thank Marygean S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was simply horrible my 14 oz steak was at least half was fat service was minimal one drink for over hour and half of dining.

Thank Vernon S
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Had quick meal, good service good food. The loaf of bread that came with the meal was awesome! I would eat here again, nice atmosphere.

Thank Rondo669
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming to Hellen’s for about 11 years now and I still order my go to favorites and the dish hasn’t ever changed. The French onion soups to die for the onions rings are amazing!!! But don’t go filling up because the pie is...More

Thank Kristina L
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We were staying nearby and passed Helen's a couple of times. Dont let the unassuming look stop you. Best scallops I've had in a long time. Generous portions, wonderful, friendly service. The hot bread was to die for. Save room for their award winning pie....More

Thank David G
Reviewed 10 December 2017

My meal was of but nothing memorable. The dining room was very cold and that made it almost uncomfortable. The service was very slow and the restaurant wasn't busy.

Thank toomuchstarted2017
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Started out going to Finns but there was a show in town and they had 45 minute wait. Went to helens as second choice. Ordered halibut and it was the blandest fish ever! I don't think they evenput salt and pepper on it! My husband...More

Thank Pat076
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Really enjoyed the lobster dinner in a very modern and clean restaurant. Only wish it had been a little warmer so we could have sat outside, maybe purchase some large outdoor propane heater. The blueberry pie was a mouth watering ending to my dinner.

Thank Mac2929
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Cute restaurant along the way to Bar Harbor for a couple days. Stopped for lunch and had among other things chili which was a special for the day. Our meals were quite good, seated quickly and service was very fast. Lots of varied items on...More

Thank Bhoff4273
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Dan P
11 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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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