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My wife and I will be staying 5 nights in Lamoine Beach in july. We will be going to Bar Harbor alot but was looking for some information on some good places to eat in Ellsworth. Isn't Ellsworth closer to us than Bar Harbor. Sorry I'm not that familiar with the lay of the land there yet.

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1. Re: Restaurants

In Ellsworth, there is Cleonice, very good mediteranean/tapas place.

Best pizza in Maine is at Finelli's. No atmosphere but solid NY style pizza.

Saw your other thread on Bar Harbor. You may want to check out the Northern New England forum at chowhound.com for much ore info/reviews on Maine Maine restos.

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2. Re: Restaurants

Ellsworth will definitely be closer to Lamoine Beach -- and much easier to get to-and-from -- than Bar Harbor in July because you won't have to deal with all the traffic on Rt 3 headed to or from other destinations on Mt Desert Island.

One of our favorites when we're in Ellsworth is an unpretentious place on US Rt 1 just east of the junction of Rt 184 to Lamoine -- meaning you don't even have to deal with in-town Ellsworth traffic. It's called Jordan's Snack Bar and specializes in Maine seafood and Maine-made ice cream. No steamed or baked lobsters....but lobster rolls, crabmeat rolls, and fried scallop, clam, shrimp, or haddock rolls.....or each of them with french fries. If you Google them, you can check out their menu from last summer (they're a seasonal operation that closes for the winter).

Nothing fancy here -- place your order at the window, pick up your tray when they call your number, eat at an indoor or outdoor table of your choice.

But be sure to have some Gifford's Ice Cream for dessert -- they've won national awards for their chocolate ice cream -- a personal favorite.

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