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253 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1715
+1 207-610-1880
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06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Acworth, Georgia
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156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Governor's several times on trips to Ellsworth with my family (and before that to Friendly's before it was Governor's!), and have never been let down. This trip, we went for lunch, and again were not disappointed. I had a simple sandwich and fries, which were tasty. My daughter had shrimp alfredo which, by her account, was... More 

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Thank GaryvM
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had their cheeseburger and fries special today and it was excellent. Friendly service over the phone and Gail was great to make sure the burgers were prepared the way we wanted them. The food came out at exactly the same time as when I arrived. I always use my local school discount card and there is never any hassle. We... More 

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Thank Tony M
Naples, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I tried the Governor's restuarant again after a bad experiance that I detailed on a review from October 6, 2016. I had decided to try Governor's again November 27 for lunch when driving through town. My family had a great meal and a spectacular server, who's name was Timmy. We all had different foods for lunch from a basic sandwich... More 

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Thank blkbears2
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences, and thanks for giving us a second chance. I'll share your note with our Ellsworth team! More 

Scarborough, Maine
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188 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

our waitress Nicole was amazing. food was good...I had haddock chowder, b.f. had shepherd's pie. DELICIOUS.

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Thank dianaonacki
McCordsville, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Nothing fancy, food was fine,had comfort food chicken,potatoes and broccoli, friend got a salad for a side, it was big and looked good for a simple side salad. price was good, service was fine, bakery items looked awesome

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Thank Kelly S
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us Kelly... glad that you enjoyed it! More 

DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Sorry, not high on my list. Most items are either fried or slathered with suspicious looking gravies. Also the image of the Governor so closely resembles the current country wide embarrassing LePage that your appetite will be lost. : /

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Thank Swimmingelf
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this review

Hi Swimmingelf; Thanks for the feedback. Sorry to hear that we didn't have anything on our menu that appealed to you. One of our goals is to offer diversity in our menu offerings, and while we do have a lot of fried food and comfort food we can also modify most of our dishes. One of my favorites that I'd... More 

Pollock, Idaho
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Ate breakfast here twice while visiting my sister in Ellsworth. The breakfast offerings are traditional and nicely presented. Our waitpersons were friendly and helpful. We bought a pie and some cookies to take home and enjoyed those, too.

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Thank Linda_H2O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The first person to greet us was a young inexperienced know it all but knew nothing. He didn't like where we wanted to sit. Too bad. They must have been short handed because the waitress was swamped but good. Food was not great but from the looks of things people didn't care. Everything was fried & greasy. Most folks seemed... More 

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Thank Tony E
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had dinner here twice during our stay. We chose different items both times. Everything was good. They have a nightly special that is a great deal for the money. There is a nice variety.

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Bridgeton NJ
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I had dinner here while staying at the nearby Ramada Inn. Baked goods were excellent. I had the shepherd's pie as an entree and it was excellent. Hot and filling, just the way it should be. My raspberry pie was excellent, too. This place was busy both nights I stopped in. Recommended for a good, basic dinner for families, couples... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?