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Mel's Downtown Creamery

37 W Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT 06379-1637
+1 860-599-1363
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  • Very good27%
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“ice cream” (23 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
“big kahuna” (6 reviews)
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37 W Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT 06379-1637
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Traditional ice cream place. Hard to find these days. Glad that they have retained the old charm in an ideal downtown.

Thank Eclipse400
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

We love Mel's. Their ice cream is delicious and they have many fun flavors. They offer hard and soft ice cream and tornadoes which is whipped ice cream that you can add many flavors and candies to. Great treat. The old fashion setting brings me...More

Thank momofRJ
Reviewed December 21, 2017

I will tell you that my first visit here was quite a happy one as well as a filing one..lolMy wife and I both ordered a large bannan split and when we got them we both said 'oh my' because they were so huge.But as...More

Thank ajfmrf
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Not only do they have delicious ice cream and good service, but Mel's is one of the most generous businesses around. They have supported so many charitable organizations. So let's support them right back!!!

Thank Kmsd56
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Mel’s was another accidental find during a recent visit to Rhode Island. I really liked the chrome and leatherette, 1950s diner look not to mention the (literally) dozens of ice cream, sorbet and frozen yoghurt flavours available. The only thing missing was a rock n...More

Thank mullxbarh
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect but immediately we realized there were a lot of repeat customers. The staff knew most of the people walking in from frequency of them visiting which is a great sign. Try the peanut butter special. I cant exactly remember the...More

Thank kristineregine
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Mel's is the ultimate in old times retro ice cream spots! They have it all, including the Big Kahuna if you dare!! It is a shareable treat enough for 3-4 hungry friends!! Mel's never disappoints, love me some Mel's !!

Thank Karen H
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Staff is always extremely friendly and welcoming. the place is made to feel like an old fashion ice cream shop. They offer a variety of flavors of ice cream, shakes, shaved ice, and dels.

Thank Davey Mitchell P
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Mel's Downtown Creamery is the best ice cream in the area!!!! Mel is the absolute best!!!!! The inside is decorated in a fun 50's theme. Great parking on the road and in the back!!! So convenient and delicious 💜

1  Thank Crystal A
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Its a classic ice cream parlor with the best ice cream around. its right down the road from park,and library and its an awesome place to stop when your in town.They also serve Dell's lemonade which makes the experience even better

Thank Surfood14
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 W Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT 06379-1637 (Formerly Downtown Creamery)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Pawcatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 860-599-1363
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Established in 2012. Located in theOold Higgin's Building, the creamery gently updates the flair of a 1950's ice-cream shoppe to 2012. Mel's Downtown Creamery offers a wide variety of sweet treats. Whether it's a special occasions a night out with the family, or you just want to sit and relax with friends, come see Melanie, Dennis, and their smiling staff.
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