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Downeast Ice Cream

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1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1867
+1 207-633-3016
11:00 - 22:30
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great waffle cones, hot dogs, shakes and other goodies. When the place downtown is crowded this one isn't as busy but should be!

Thank qartet
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I love the ice cream here and especially their maine blueberry or nut mixes - it has lots of flavor and is very creamy. Service is friendly and attentive. Too bad they are closed during the winter.

Thank Bente V
Alvord, Texas
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

You better get there early if you want a special flavor. They make the ice cream and when it's gone it's gone. You can make your own sundae which is fun.

Thank JupiterJudy
West Bend, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Yummy ice cream in the middle of the bustle of Boothbay Harbor. Stopped there twice on our stay & both times were great!

Thank kstokes2015
Bolton, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

In the centre of Boothbay Harbour this ice cream parlour is a delight. So many great flavours to choose from and each one scrumptious and huge! Seating inside but best taken outside to watch the world go by.

Thank Catherine S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This place certainly couldn't be better! The most fantastic ice cream I've had in a long time. There had to be at least forty flavors, how do you choose just two or three? My girlfriend and I had the do-it-yourself Sunday bar. It was incredible! Our dishes were huge, what a great bargain for the money. You have to eat... More 

Thank FilEFan
Washington, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Good prices and awesome ice cream. I feel that you get what you pay for. Definitely recommend stopping in. They serve all different types and styles of ice cream.

Thank Borne2Travel
Baldock, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This small ice cream parlour has a huge selection of flavours and the ice cream is wonderful. Just beware the portions are very large and two scoops here is more than a generous serving. There is some seating inside but in busy times don't bank on it. Don't miss if you are an ice cream lover, but don't eat first!

Thank Mike O
Louisville, Kentucky
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on the Saturday before Columbus Day when they close for the season. The best deal is the hit fudge brownie sundae with 2 scoops of rich ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles and a cherry on top for $5.35. The variety of flavors was running low but the butter pecan and chocolate chip was perfect in this sundae.

Thank Markmil
ft mitchell, ky
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110 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I wanted to go to Wannawaf but they were closed for the season. This a good place for the mid afternoon snack with varieties of Icecream. Went 3 times in 3

Thank leccvg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1867
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-3016

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?