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Surry and Ellsworth


New Surry Theatre and Performing Arts School:  Theatre company and acting school,  Check the website for performances.

Sweet Pea Gardens:  Has sadly closed.  In its place, a new ice cream store has opened called Pugnuts.  See below.

Pugnuts: Delicious homemade ice creams, sorbets and gelato, 1276 Surry Road, Surry, Maine 04684, 207-412-0086, Tuesday-Saturday 12-9 PM.  Offering lactose free and sugar substitute ice creams and vegan/raw treats.




Ellsworth Restaurants:

Union River Lobster Pot:  8 South Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605, 207-667-5077,


 Shinbashi: 139 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605, 207-667-6561, myshinbashi.comPan Asian cuisine, good sushi, offers take-out, easy parking, good for kids, casual,very attractive atmosphere.  Open 7 days a week: Sunday – Thursday: 11 AM-9:30 PM, Friday and Saturday: 11 AM-10 PM

Jordan’s Snack Bar:  200 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth, Maine 04605,  Carry-out, eat in, nice park-like setting, playground for the kids, Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and Sunday:  10:30 AM – 7 PM, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday:  10:30 AM – 8 PM.  Plenty of parking.


86 This!  Local wraps and burritos:  125 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605, 207-610-1777.  “A fast-paced, high octane gourmet lunch shop that is…amazing, affordable and quick…”.  Menu

Riverside Café:  151 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine, 207-667-7220, Sunday-Saturday 7AM-2PM.  Dinner on Friday and Saturday.  Homey, family restaurant featuring breakfast all day, salads, quiches, sandwiches, burgers and daily specials.

Finn’s Irish Pub:  156 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine, 207-667-2808, Sunday-Wednesday 11AM-9PM, Thursday 11Am-10PM, Friday and Saturday 11AM-11PM.

Cellar Bistro:  112 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine, 207-669-6439, Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-9PM, Closed Sunday and Monday.  Farm & Sea to Table dining.  Lunch Menu  Dinner Menu

Cellar Bistro

Cellar Bistro


The Grasshopper Shop:  has sadly closed after 30+ years of fun shopping and admirably serving downtown Ellsworth.  It will be missed!

Rooster Brother: “There’s only one”  29 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605, 207-667-8675, 800-866-0054,

“Rooster Brother, the store for cooks, is located on the banks of the Union River in Ellsworth, Maine close to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Housed in a magnificent Victorian building, it consists of one floor of specialty cookware, linens and beautiful things for the home, and another floor of specialty food, wine, cheese and our coffee roasting operation.

Please stop by and visit us if you’re in the area. The downstairs part of the store opens at 7:30 AM, Monday through Friday, for coffee, croissants and other breakfast treats. The full store is open from 9:30 to 5:30, Monday through Saturday.” (From the website)

And there is a clearance section on the top floor.  A great place for bargains.  If you love to cook (or, you know someone who does) don’t miss this sublime purveyor of all things for the kitchen. You’ll notice the colorful Fiesta Ware in the windows on the right as you drive down the hill into Ellsworth.

Rooster Brother - The store for cooks and those who love them.

Rooster Brother – the store for cooks and those who love them.


L.L. Bean Outlet:  150 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605   207-667-7753

Outlet carries clothes, camping and fishing gear, furniture, kayaks and canoes at sometime greatly reduced prices.



Of Interest:

Woodlawn Museum: 19 Black House Drive (Rte. 172), Ellsworth, Maine 04605, (207) 667-8671,

House Audio Tours
Regular Season
June-Sept. Tues.-Sat. 10-5 & Sun. 1-4
Admission: Adults $10, Children $3

Public Park
Open all year
Free, dawn to dusk
Picnics welcome – Get picnic supplies at Rooster Brother just down the hill!

Woodlawn is a 180-acre historic estate located a quarter mile from downtown Ellsworth, Maine.  Once home to three generations of the Black family, it is now treasured for its historic house museum, its gardens, and its public park.  Visitors can explore a superb historic house, stroll through beautiful gardens, play croquet, hike on pristine trails, and much more. (From their website)

Check the calendar on their website for teatimes, crafts, their farmers’ market, croquet, crafts and more.


Birdsacre: Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary:  289 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605, 207-667-8460,,

Charming and intimate, yet unassuming, a visit to Birdsacre is a unique and meaningful experience, perfect for children and adults, outdoors enthusiasts, bird lovers, and history buffs. Here you will hear the charming tales of a prominent family that bore a brilliant Pioneer Ornithologist, and be dazzled by hawks and owls set within a park-like sanctuary. The 200 acre Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the home and vision of pioneer, ornithologist-photographer CORDELIA J. STANWOOD, as a living memorial to her achievements in Ornithology and life. (from the website)

Open June – September 10-4,  7 days per week (depending upon volunteer help)


The Downeast Scenic Railroad:

For train enthusiasts, “The Downeast Scenic Railroad offers two trips per day Saturdays and Sundays through the season. Our round-trip tour travels from Ellsworth, Maine, on the historic Calais Branch Line to Ellsworth Falls and then to Washington Junction and back to Ellsworth. The ten-mile trip takes approximately 90 minutes.” 1-866-449-7245 – for reservations.