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Ruth & Wimpy's

Main road-route one, Hancock, ME
+1 207-422-3723
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“blueberry pie” (11 reviews)
“lobster” (45 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main road-route one, Hancock, ME
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped here due to ratings and write up in SmarterTravel. Definitely a local place with a downhome vibe. Big menu, lotta choices. The lobster roll was excellent with a lot of meat and very light mayo. Price? About $4 less than everywhere else we had...More

Thank carolyn2003
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at Ruth and Wimpy's. What a fun place. And what an electic menu! It is Maine after all so there is lobster chowder on the menu and many other seafood selections, it's like a finer so of course there were burgers and...More

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by sorta later not to hungry me and wife just had soup and salad I had clam chowder and she had lobster bisque soup both were very good and huge salads would definitely go back if this trip allows time and try something...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Quintessential Maine Roadside funk. Tacky decor. Sloppy waitresses. Cooks who look like they've been working underneath cars. Dubious sanitation. Dirty rest rooms ... GREAT SHORE DINNER OF LOBSTER, STEAMERS, MUSSELS, AND CORN ... lousy everything else. Reasonable prices, fun experience, especially with a couple of...More

Thank StepMorris1
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We enjoyed this place, which clearly attracts a lot of local people for dinner. We stopped in without reservations, and got a table right away. Some folks were eating outdoors. Very popular. We had oysters (good) and a pasta dish (also good). Prompt, friendly service,...More

Thank Charleneki
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We were driving by and decided to give it a try. We were very happy with our decision! Great lobster and make sure to get a slice of pie.

Thank sdsubiologist
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My friend owns a home in Maine so I went to visit. Lobster every day why yes thank you. We went to Ruth & Wimpy's it was excellent food cute atmosphere and great company. Service a little slow but just gave us more time to...More

Thank Nomi M
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Service not so great, food like being in a diner, and too crowded making it very noisy. More tourist trap than anything.

Thank nautifish
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Ruth and Wimpy's is a great downeast Friday and Saturday night go-to spot for dinner that doesn't require a trip to Bar Harbor. Although it is right on the westbound side of Route 1 about halfway between Ellsworth and Hancock, it can be a bit...More

Thank DrQuincy53
Reviewed 14 August 2017

R&W's is a great lobster pound with a menu for everyone - burgers, pasta, seafood. Very interesting menu. Reservations recommended or go early or late. Full bar I believe. Lots of pies which they are known for. You could spend all day looking at the...More

Thank WaterwratBleu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road-route one, Hancock, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Hancock
  • Phone Number: +1 207-422-3723
A great rusticated Maine restaurant where you can get a reasonably priced lobsta dinner and the best homemade pie anywhere. The personnel are always great and Wimpy is a neat guy. I love it there. No trip to Bar Harbor is complete without a stop at Ruth & Wimpy's (and I haven't got a dime in this).
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