We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Denny's usual standard was no where to be found”
Review of Denny's

Denny's
Ranked #30 of 63 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Denny's usual standard was no where to be found”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I ordered the 'Slow-Cooked Pot Roast', when the plate arrived; all the food was on one side of the plate, leaving the other half plate empty. I asked the wait staff if there was still some food coming to fill the other side, she said no.
The mashed potatoes were very dry. The presentation of the plate was terrible. – Just like the cook dumped everything together. My daughter said “I told you not to come here”. I should have listened to her.

  • Visited August 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank 88WorldTraveller2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

111 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    21
    34
    29
    17
    10
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Norfolk, VA
Level Contributor
178 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“GOOD FOOD FOR GREAT VALUE”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

After the fiasco at Jasper's Restaurant, we ate two meals at Denny's. The food was very good, the price was right and service was great!

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank WVUFanNorfolk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lunch at Denny's”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

My friends and I had lunch at the Ellsworth, Maine, Denny's during a photo-taking tour of the Maine Coast. The food was good and service was attentive. I ordered the prime rib cobb salad. It was good, although I think a cobb salad is supposed to be just romaine lettuce. The salad I had was made up of various mixed lettuces. The strawberry lemonade was very good. We all presented our AARP cards at checkout and received a 15% discount on our food.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Hilltowngal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
2 reviews
“Great Wait staff. Slow kitchen.”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I dine at this resturant a number of times per month and I have to say the waitstaff is doing a great job with what they are given. Denny's is a chain thus it is no surpise that the food isnt great but all Denny's are basically just a step up frim a drive through. One server explained to me that the mannagers and corporate push them to have the order taken and food out within 20 minutes. While that seems easy if you sit and watch many servers have to argue with the kitchen over messed up food and other mistakes on the kitchens end.


The waitstaff is amazing and they are hard working. Many of them know great places in the area and give great recomendations for vaction spots.

In my most recent visit one waiter took time after his shift to explain some of the trails in the area good for hiking to a table of visitors.

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Eric E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bangor, ME
Level Contributor
50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Try to avoid.”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Like most Denny's a please wait to be seated sign greets you. At this Denny's that is all that greets you, we stood there and waited quiet some time and not one of the 5 employees said a word to us. And no, they weren't busy, there were 6 customers in the whole place. The place is in serious need of a deep cleaning from the dining area to the restrooms. I would hate to see what the kitchen looked like. The food was okay and the service lacked hospitality and professionalism. I would not recommend at this time.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Memelisb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Denny's also viewed

Ellsworth, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Ellsworth, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 
Ellsworth, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Ellsworth, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 

Been to Denny's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing