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“Hancock: Ruth & Wimpys”
Review of Ruth & Wimpy's

Ruth & Wimpy's
Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Hancock
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: A great rusticated Maine restaurant where you can get a reasonably priced lobstah 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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Description: A great rusticated Maine restaurant where you can get a reasonably priced lobstah 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).
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 been at $13.95. Good prices on everything else too. Service is good and wsit yimes reasonable. Their steamed mussels are roughly $6/lb and flavorful. Also quite a bit less than their competition in more touristy areas. The one disappointment is their soups. The lobster stew was thin and lacking in everything except lobster meat. There was not a single vegetable in it. The clam chowder was thin too. Both were a major disappointment. For a Tuesday night they were quite busy. My suggestion: do not order soup.

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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 fries, and you can order spaghetti and meatballs! But the day we were there one of the daily specials was chop suey! We opted for an appetizer plate to share of three of the many appetizers: chicken wings, cheese puffs and mushrooms. They were good but we made sure to save room for the chocolate peanut butter cream pie in graham cracker crust in Allison's suggestion! It was delicious! Great fun place to have a meal!

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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 all looked great

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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 beers.

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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, and a generally fun vibe. Good value, too, not expensive for such good quality food. If we are ever back in Maine, we will surely go again and again.

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Thank Charleneki
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