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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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06:30 - 21:00All hours
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$$ - $$$
253 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1715
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly service, tasty local dishes (hint: lobster), and some healthy food options (impressive selection!). All in all, a great place for a quick tasty meal after a day spent exploring Acadia and Bar Harbor! The lobster roll was more than decent given its price!

Thank gourmandisesaine
Reviewed 4 days ago

My most recent visit was horrible. The breakfast wasn't very good, the service was slow, part of the order was forgotten, the plates were wet when the food was put on them so the toast was soggy. But, I've eaten here before and have had...More

Thank toomuchstarted2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good but not acceptional. Would not return. Waitress seemed distracted. Waitress said she would check to see if I was ok with the colslaw; she never asked.

Thank rocksted1956
Jason C, Public Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review & I apologize that you were disappointed - we'll certainly share it with our team so that we can learn from it and get better!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite places to stop at for dessert and coffee as I am leaving Bar Harbor. The desserts are large and so good. Always grad some to take home Prices are reasonable and relaxing atmosphere to rest before driving home.

Thank travel0757
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from Maine so I know Govenors reputation for good food. Wanted to bring my boyfriend here to try home cooked food. We went in and there was a party of 7 waiting. We put our name in and couldn't understand why there were dirty...More

Thank K P
Jason C, Public Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi K.P.: Thanks for the feedback. Certainly no excuse for what happened. A bad shift for sure and we're working hard to make sure it doesn't happen again. We know we're human and make mistakes but love the feedback and the opportunity to make it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Solo dining; chose Governor's because I am very familiar with the menu and had a certain expectation for food quality. I wasn't disappointed. The food (burger & onion rings) was very good, as expected. Good value for the price paid. Server was very pleasant and...More

Thank SandieS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really good with some amazing bakery items. Our waiter was very funny and made our experience great

Thank helloozoeee
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Hey Folks, after being in Maine for many years, finally took the leap and tried the lobster roll at Governor's for their June Birthday Celebration Month. As you will see in the photos, I could only go with a Naked Lobster Roll, meaning nothing on...More

Thank MaineFlatlander
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Breakfast was good, huge pancakes, eggs, sausage and cinnamon toast were good. Home fries were just fried potatoes. Waitress was nice but never came by the table to see if everything was OK or to refill the coffee.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Ordered breakfast on-line, blueberry pancakes, french toast, home fries, coffee, bacon & sausage patties. Everything was great! Coffees came large but plain. Good thing I got a milk. Real maple syrup too!

Thank Marc D
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Stacy S
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
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
  • E-mail
Just opened April 25th, 2012
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