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55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
+1 207-667-2433
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
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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
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were referred to this restaurant by the clerk at our motel when asked where she eats and we were not disappointed. We had the scallops sautéed in butter and they were outstanding. Our server was friendly and checked back on us several times. They...More

Thank MHP8473
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

At dinner, 5 adults. Very long wait for food and never offered refills on water or tea. Waitress kept apologizing and stating very busy weekend. Restaurant 3/4 full while we were there. Ran out of a few items and pies scant supply. Columbus weekend so...More

Thank Lonna Randy C
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Its a great place to go for your favorite "comfort" foods. Ours is their turkey dinner, which is served only 2 days a week. But it is like having Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday for us. I love that I can choose just the white meat...More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I really don't like to provide a negative reviews but this place has gone out of their way to earn one. We stopped here because we thought it was the same Helen's as the one in Machias, Maine (which is really good), but we were...More

Thank harryjohnson2014
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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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