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Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

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7 Firefly Ln, Off Main Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1802
+1 207-288-5664
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Pennington, New Jersey
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396 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you get the blueberry ice cream. It was fantastic. Other flavors here are good too and the location is great across the small park in town.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Do not be misled by the other ice cream joints. This is an authentic, flavorful variety of hard ice cream and soft serve. The other places that google maps has the wrong pic for was awful product and service. MDI Ice cream is the best in "Bah Hahba"! Look for the logo of the fist held high with a spoon... More 

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Calabasas, California
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our son's friend told us to try the ice cream here as it was hands down the best ice cream she has ever had. We visited the store before it opened and decided to return if we still had time on our only day in Bar Harbor. Upon returning, my husband decided to have the lemon with jam (raspberry) ice... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had this ice-cream in a restaurant on a dessert, it was the salted caramel variety and it was just absolutely amazing

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had the ginger ice cream and it has real bits of ginger in it! My daughter had the carmelized pear, another excellent choice.

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Bend, Oregon
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

As my wife put it, " probably the best ice cream I've had anywhere ---ever" many unique flavors. We got to try cinnamon cardemon(several times) , fig, lemon poppy, honey baked apple. A must ----again and again and again.

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Except for gelato that we had in Italy, this is probably the best ice cream that I have ever had anywhere! Exotic flavor combinations are creative and the flavor bursts in your mouth. I had caramelized pear and cardamon strussel that were both exceptional. The only advice that I would give to owners is to add one or two "normal"... More 

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Thank Reston101
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Favorites were Ginger Root, Maine Blueberry, & Maine Basil. Fresh, local, delicious... Highly recommended.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Droves of fans line up in Portland, ME for this treat, but where were the lines in Bar Harbor? WE were first in line and their only patrons when we entered the location on Firefly this past Monday night at 7PM but while the 6 of us pondered flavor choices, the line doubled in size. Basil and lemon poppy seed... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Our opinion of both Mount Desert Ice Cream shops have not changed since our visit three years ago. Its still one of our favorite stops for ice cream. Three years ago I raved about their salted caramel but this time I tried their sweet and salty peanut butter, which I liked even more. Their chocolate is not your run of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Firefly Ln, Off Main Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5664
Description
Mount Desert Island Ice Cream makes handmade artisanal ice cream and sorbets in Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine. We have been named one of the top ice cream shops by Food and Wine.

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