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Governor's Restaurant & Bakery

253 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1715
+1 207-610-1880
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“meatloaf” (16 reviews)
“whoopie pies” (8 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (5 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Soups
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253 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1715
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Reviewed today

The meals are great, but also try the homemade cookies. And the ice cream desserts are huge - share one.

Thank jeaniegreen313
Reviewed March 10, 2018

We love Governors for a calorie-packed down-home meal. The servings are large. The pies are amazing. If you are on a diet...avoid this place. lol. I think they have salads if you are watching your waistline.

Thank HappySuz123
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Governors has awesome daily specials. All their food tastes homemade. The service is excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant .

Thank Bob K
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

They serve good comfort food with great service. We had the same server on our two visits. I don't remember her name but she was very informative,entertaining and attentive to our needs. I will be returning on my next visit.

Thank 875TimB
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Appears to be one of the newer Governor's - clean and well laid out. Wide-choice of meals, sandwiches, and newer salad types. Waitresses are friendly, quick to get what you need, and keep an eye on you without overdoing it. Had a "Super food salad"...More

Thank 517nancyg
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Whenever my husband and I get out to lunch it is usually to our favorite spot, Governors! The food is always prepared as requested and served hot when appropriate. The wait staff is friendly and very helpful. Service is excellent.

Thank maryc04640
Reviewed November 8, 2017

One thing the Americans do well is breakfast, and Governor's does it very well. The staff are really friendly and helpful, you only need to go once and they greet you like an old friend when you go again. The buffet looked very good but...More

Thank avenabo
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Thank you so much for the review! We'll share it with the team :)

Reviewed November 2, 2017

We are normally a little leery of breakfast buffets. Food can sit there and get cold and stale. But Governor's kept it fresh and hot. And you can order eggs made however you want! They also make toast out of the bread you choose saying...More

Thank Kaye N
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

Hi Kaye - thanks so much for the review of our Buffet! Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Spent half a day on planes and automobile and just wanted some place near where we were staying for lunch. Portion sizes were bigger than expected and should not have ordered appetizers as we were almost full before lunch arrived. Scallops were very good and...More

Thank vbom
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Thanks so much for the review and for stopping in! Enjoy your trip!

Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Great little place for breakfast! Timmy our server was very welcoming, offered suggestions. Had the Governors Breakfast special $4.00 and thanks to the recommendation got the free upgrade of repurposed baked potatoes from the day before as hash brown potatoes with onions. Breakfast was quick...More

Thank Jane G
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2017

Jane - Thanks for the review! Glad you stopped in to see us. We'll pass your note on to Timmy!

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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