Covid Nellie’s

Things are different here!

We are trying to do the right thing, the safe thing, still have fun and provide employment for a few people. (Patty has been cooking our jam for over 20 years!) Please help us stay healthy and open by doing this well together.

Hard news first:

No restroom facilities (public bathroom at old elementary school playground in Deer Isle village); no café (we have frozen scones, brioche and English muffin loaves to go!); no samples and limited number of shoppers at a time in the store. Mask required--no exceptions.

Please do explore, keeping at least 6’ apart and/or wearing a mask, respecting each other’s space. (Read that again slowly, please.)  

We have plenty of jam/chutney in the shop, as well as a full collection of Maine goods, mostly made by hand. We can ship, do curbside, or sell directly to mask-wearing shoppers.

Sanitizer available for use at the shop.

Open 11-5 Tues through Sat; closed Sunday and Monday, including grounds.  

Thank you for helping us!

The Nellie Elves

Curbside pick-ups available by arrangement.  Call 207-348-6182; you cannot order curbside online, just orders for shipping. 


Nervous Nellie's is located on Deer Isle, Maine. It is about 3.5 hours from Portland, a little more than an hour from Bar Harbor, and about 30 min from Blue Hill.




From Route 1 north of Bucksport, take Route 15 through Blue Hill and Sedgwick, then across the suspension bridge to Deer Isle. You are crossing Eggemoggin Reach, a passage named by native Americans who paddled it in canoes years ago. Watch for schooners, yachts and fishing boats today. Follow Route 15 for approx 6-7 miles to a service station on the right. (If you have a dog with you, stop for gas -- Rover will get a milk bone.) Then, left onto the Sunshine Road. Nervous Nellie's is on the left about 3 miles down the road (bear right at the fork after a mile or so). Just follow the's a very scenic drive.

Have a Plan B if the parking area looks full.  We are trying to limit people density and encourage spacing even outdoors. . .  Nervous Nellie's is a fun place, but not unless everyone feels comfortable and safe.