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Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium

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66 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1841
09:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 19:30
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Lots of options for the sweet tooth here, as this is both a chocolate emporium, and an ice cream shop! We visited in May before the crowds arrived and were able to enjoy an ice cream on the bench out front. Lots of options and a busy menu made it a bit difficult to choose quickly. But the ice cream... More 

Thank Shnoogie
Warwick, Rhode Island
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Have been here 3 years in a row and it's been delightful each time. We will definitely be back when we visit next year!

Thank Lee0926
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

When you walk in the candy is on the left and the ice cream is on the right. You have to walk to the left and around until you get to the other side before you get to ice cream side, basically a one way path around store. We wanted candy, not ice cream, so we stopped in front of... More 

Thank LTT63
Roy G, Manager at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium, responded to this review

We're sorry you weren't attended to in a prompt manner. We try to always keep at least one person tending the candy windows even when it's busy on the ice cream side. The layout of the store paired with the amount of customers unfortunately requires us to run the queue in the fashion you described (in on the left, out... More 

Whippany, New Jersey
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206 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

You ALWAYS look for better than OK while on a trip, at least I DO. This was just ok. We had dessert here after eating dinner at a local restaurant. We kind of expected more looking at the line that was formed outside but it fell short. Try a different place.

Thank C D M
Chipstead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

When in bar Harbor one has to try lobster ice cream. Surprisingly nice- although I think once is enough. With so many delicious flavours you want to try them All at least once! Kids had shakes which were gorgeous too!

Thank Pennyech
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115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We have gone two nights in a row while on vacation. The ice cream and gelato is some of the best ice cream I have ever had. All the flavors are delicious. Just an FYI, if you order a small, you can get two flavors.

Thank Ryan G
Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

If you are in Bar Harbor, you've got to check this place out. It seems to be hopping at all hours of the day. The line moves quickly so don't let that be a deterrent. In addition to ice cream, they have beautiful chocolates. Lots of ice cream choices - including lobster ice cream which Hubs tried. It was surprisingly... More 

Thank Familynashville
Henderson, Nevada
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136 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

2 of the 3 people in my party really liked the lobster ice cream! We really weren't expecting to like it but had to try it. Great quality ice cream. Don't let the line deter you. It moves fast.

Thank rhopper276
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Yummy! We stop here each time we are in bar harbor. Its a $5 ice cream cone - but its generous helpings and yummy! Blueberry is my favorite!

Thank Melanie S
Carver, Massachusetts
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209 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Malted milk balls? Truffles? Maybe a double dip cone or massive sundae? This place has it all homemade right in the center of town. Just look for the big lobster eating an ice cream cone. It is a small place but not a problem except quite busy at 4-7 pm. All items are delicious and not cheap but worth it... More 

Thank b w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1841
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 12072883281

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?