Local Info

Grocery & Food Stores

Shaw’s & Hannaford (Ellsworth): Major grocery chains – 30 minutes

Walmart Supercenter (Ellsworth): Large grocery selection. Meat but No fresh  fish – 30 minutes

Simons Farm (Ellsworth): Rt. 1 just outside of Ellsworth. Great local produce and more. – 25 minutes.

Maine Coast Smokehouse (Hancock): Rt 1 on the way to Ellsworth. Formerly Sullivan Harbor Farms – 20 minutes. Formerly Sullivan Harbor Farms.

Dunbars Fresh Market & Deli (Sullivan): Between the bridge and Tunk Lake Rd on Coastal Rt 1. – 15 minutes.

Winter Harbor Food Service/IGA – Small supermarket with staples

The LobStore (Winter Harbor): . Fresh lobster, clams, muscles and more.

Dorr Lobster (Ellsworth): Fresh Seafood. 5 minutes north of Ellsworth on the road to Bangor

Places to Visit

Acadia National Park (Mt Desert Island): 1 Hour
The northeast’s only national park. It is truly scenic and beautiful. You can drive up Cadillac Mt for free, but you need a park pass to drive though most of it.

Bar Harbor (Mt Desert Island): 1 Hour
A lovely New England tourist stop. Gift stores galore. Lots of restaurants. It is only about 15 miles from Ellsworth, but the traffic can slow you down depending on the time of day.

On the Way to Bar Harbor – (between Ellsworth & Bar Harbor) Miniature Golf, Water Slides, gift stores, restaurants, etc.

Schoodic Point (Winter Harbor): Part of Acadia National Park: 30 Minutes
Schoodic Point is part of Acadia National Park and requires a park pass to park. It is just up the coast from Tunk Lake in the Winter Harbor area. Bring a picnic lunch or consider stopping at one of the local restaurants in Winter or Birch Harbor for lunch or dinner.


Shell (Gouldsboro)
2 miles up Rt 1 just from the end of Tunk Lake Rd

There are several gas stations between the end of Tunk Lake Rd and Ellsworth

Movies/Post Office/Medical/Libraries

Grand Theater (Local Art Theater)
165 Main St
Ellsworth, Maine
(207) 667-9500

Post Office
1405 U.S. 1
(207) 422-6259
Closed between 12:30-2:30pm.

Note: The Taylor Camp does not have a mailing address.

Frenchman Bay Library – 1776 US-1, Sullivan

Winter Harbor Public Library, 18 Chapel La., Winter Harbor – a charming building.
Both libraries have free WIFI that is accessible from outside the building, even when they are closed.

Walk-In Clinic

ConvenientMD Urgent Care

235 High St
Ellsworth, ME
(207) 667-4655


50 Union St.
Ellsworth, ME
(207) 412‑5200

Shopping In Ellsworth

Home Depot


LL Bean Outlet Store

Cadillac Mt Sports

There are many galleries showcasing fine art, local crafts, pottery, sculpture, etc., in Ellsworth, Bar Harbor and in the towns along Rte. 1 between Ellsworth and the cabin. Take a ride, roam the area and you will find some lovely surprises!

Shopping In Winter Harbor

Works of Hand – 424 Main St # 426 Winter Harbor, ME 04693 207-963-7900

Winter Harbor 5 & 10  (Winter Harbor – A good old fashion 5 & 10 store


This is not a complete list but is representative of the restaurants we have visited over the years or have heard about from friends and renters. Yelp ratings and prices “$” are updated periodically. Most have links to their own websites or Facebook pages. Many restaurants are seasonal. Reservations are recommended for dinner at most restaurants. Not all are open daily and some are open for dinner only. Check the websites or call for days and hours of operation. Some have outdoor dining.


A handy restaurant guide you can use in conjunction with the list below. It includes additional restaurants, food stores, markets, etc. Set Distance Filter to 20 miles. Note that distances are as a crow flies so Bar Harbor restaurants appear closer than they actually are since you have to drive there..

Winter Harbor / Birch Harbor/ Milbridge (30 Minutes up the Coast)

Bunkers Seafood (Birch Harbor – Former location of Bunker’s Warf) – Yelp 5 Stars. Closed Mon
$$ – Family Style. I went there over Memorial Day weekend. Beautiful restaurant with great view. No web or Facebook yet. Menu attached.

Pickled Wrinkle (Birch Harbor) Yelp 4.5 Stars. Closed Mon-Tues
$$ – Fried seafood and great crab rolls. No reservations and often crowded. Best to go off hours. 1-7pm

Treehouse Seaside Grill (Winter Harbor) Yelp 3.9 Stars. Closed Mon
$$$ – Menu is small but everything looks wonderful. 4:30-9pm. Closed Monday.

Fisherman’s Galley & Hotdog Cart (Winter Harbor) – Yelp 3.5 Stars. Outdoor Hot Dog / Lobster Roll Cart Only
$$ – Seafood.   Restaurant has been closed for several years, but  hotdog cart out front serving hotdogs and lobster rolls during lunch. Can not confirm it the Hotdog Cart opened in 2023

JM Gerrish (Winter Harbor) – Yelp 4.5 Stars. Closed Wed
$ – Breakfast, Lunch, Baked Goods & Ice Cream. 8-3pm.

Chipman’s Warf (Milbridge) – Yelp 4.9. Closed Tues
$$ – Lobster pound, seafood market that serves lunch. Great find. Lobster in the rough. Facebook Open year around. Lunch only in summer. Closed Sunday

Between Tunk Lake & Ellsworth (15-30 Minutes)

The Black Sheep Restaraunt (Sullivan – Former location of Chester’s Pike) – Opened March 2024 
$$ – 1.5 miles south of Tunk Lake Rd in Rt 1 towards Ellsworth. Closed Mon-Tues. Breakfast, Lunch (Wed-Sat) & Dinner Friday. Brunch Sun. Menu

Tracey’s Seafood (Sullivan) – Yelp 3.5 Stars.
$S – 1/4 mile north of Tunk Lake Rd on Rt 1. Roadside Dine-In/Takeout family Restaurant. Great ice cream. Lobster dinner. 11-8pm daily

Dunbars (Sullivan) – Yelp 3.5 Stars
$$ – 3 miles  towards Ellsworth South of Tunk Lake Rd.  Small Grocery/Convenience Store with Deli. Good sandwiches.

Crocker House Country Inn (Hancock) – Yelp 4.5 Stars. Closed Mon-Wed
$$$ – Fine dining (Continental) – Beautiful Old New England Inn. Great Food. Lots of Charm. Breakfast: Sat-Sun. Dinner only. Check for Updates.

Chipper’s (Hancock) Yelp 3.5 Stars. Closed Sun-Tues
$$ – Seafood & Steaks. Large Menu. Very good. Opens at 5pm.

Ironbound (Hancock) – Yelp 4.5 Stars.  Closed Sun
$$ – Inn and Restaurant. Spacious, great service. Good variety on menu from a hamburger or lobster roll to excellent steak. 5-9pm.

Ruth & Wimpy’s (Hancock) – Yelp 3.5 Stars.  Closed Sat/Sun/Mon
$$ – Family Restaurant (Lobster, Seafood, hamburgers, & more) – A very “local” establishment. Lobster at a good price. A personal favorite.  Call ahead if you want a large lobster. 2:30-8:30pm

Ellsworth  (30 Minutes)

Provender Kitchen & Bar (Ellsworth) Yelp 4 Stars. Closed Sun/Mon
$$$ – Upscale dining. Dinner only Tues-Sat. May open for lunch in late June Reservations suggested. 4-9pm

Finelli’s (Ellsworth) – Yelp 3.5 Stars.  
$ –  Thin Crust New York Pizza – A Personal Favorite!! 11am-9pm Daily.

Finns Irish Pub (Ellsworth) – Yelp 4.2 Stars. Closed Tues/Wed
$$ Good pub food.

Zeppa’s Pizza (Ellsworth) – Yelp 4.6 Stars, Closed Tues/Wed
$$ – Thin Crust New York Pizza

Jordan’s Snack Bar (Ellsworth) – Yelp 4 Stars.  Closed Tues
$$ –  Roadside take-out with dining room & outdoor tables. Great fried seafood, lobster rolls, onion rings, burgers, ice cream , etc. Very popular. 11am-3pm Mon/Wed/Thurs. 11am-7pm Fri/Sat

Union River Lobster Pot (Ellsworth) – Yelp 4 Stars. 
$$ – Great Seafood. No Reservations. Dinner only. Come early or wait in line. 5-8:30 Daily

Riverside Cafe (Ellsworth) – Yelp 4 Stars. 
$$ – Breakfast & Lunch. Often crowded for lunch. No Reservations. Popular. 7am-2pm Daily

PLUS – McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s & Taco Bell

Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park  (60 Minutes)

There are many fine restaurants in the region and we typically go into Bar Bar Harbor to shop and have lunch at Geddy’s.  Click here for a comprehensive list of restaurants

Jordan’s Pond (Acadia National Park) –  Yelp 3.5 stars. 
$$ – Family Restaurant. Large & crowded tourist restaurant in Bar Harbor area. Known for great popovers. Need a reservation even for lunch. Expensive for what you get, but very popular. 11am-5pm Daily. Check for Update after June 26, 2023

Geddy’s (Bar Harbor) – Yelp 4 Stars. 
$$ – This is our favorite bar/burger joint in Bar Harbor. Lobster rolls. 11am-10pm Daily.

Mainly Meats BBQDreamwood Hill – Yelp 4.5 Stars
$$ – You will pass it on the way to Bar Harbor. Great BBQ. Dine-In or Take Out. 11am-9pm Daily

Bar Harbor Restaurants – An overview of restaurants in Bar Harbor

Blue Hill  (45-60 Minutes)

Barncastle (Blue Hill) – Yelp 4 Stars. Closed Mon-Tues
$$ – Family Restaurant. Great Food/Pizza. Lots of Charm. Bar opens at 4pm. Dinner at 5pm

Arborvine (Blue Hill) – Yelp 4.5 Stars. Closed Sun-Tues
$$$ – Fine dining. Great reviews. Open for dinner 5-8:30pm. Make reservations days in advance.