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CJ's Big Dipper

150 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-2128
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Ranked #41 of 51 activities in Bar Harbor
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- Jul 27, 2014
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Charlotte, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We ordered ice cream here our first night in Bar Harbor. We stayed a full week and ate ice cream at a couple of different ice cream shops. CJ's ice cream was far inferior to the other ice cream shops in town. I don't know how they managed to screw up ice cream, but they did. I thought because the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I walked in with my 3 teenagers who wanted to buy ice cream and all they had was Canadian cash. I didn't think it was that big of a deal, since the border is 2 hours away. The young guy working behind the counter very rudely informed us that, 'we don't take that money, don't you know you are in... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Get this soft serve whilst in Bar Harbor! The flecks of blueberries are swirled throughout. Delicious! Perfect for a mid afternoon treat. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Upon entering the shop, I was screamed at that they only accepted cash. I was holding my debit card in my hand and within seconds, one of the employees yelled, "We don't accept debit cards, only cash, atm over there if you want ice cream". At this point we should have headed over to Mount Desert Island Ice Cream. I... More

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New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We tried some frozen yogurt and choc shake and both tasted pretty bad. We actually threw out the shake before it was done.The service wasn't that good either. In a town like bar harbour where there are plenty of icecre shops and service is excellent in general, this place was a waste of time.

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Alexandria, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

The wild Maine blueberry ice cream was wonderful, and there were many other flavors to choose from. The service was friendly and fast.

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NJ
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173 reviews 173 reviews
55 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

They have a large selection of flavors to choose from. It was more reasonable than some of the other ice cream places along Main St in Bar Harbor. There is a little outdoor seating area on the side of the building. Other people in our group did say they thought the flavors were weak tasting as compared to other ice... More

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Iowa
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22 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Definitely very good ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, etc. They have a wide selection of flavors, sundaes, etc. But they aren't cheap and accept cash only, so it might require some planning ahead. At certain times the lines are long but the service staff is efficient and they move along pretty quickly. A great place to sit and enjoy your... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

"I'm not sure yet" flavor is sent from the heavens!!! You must stop here and get some of this unbelievable ice cream! Oh, and I am an ice cream junkie, and I could not finish the two scoops. Stick with one, or you'll have a belly ache for sure! They give GIANT scoops!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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48 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

This place has great thin milkshakes- the chocolate banana milkshake is one of my favorites and this place made it right! Long lines but worth the wait. Outdoor deck has a nice atmosphere overlooking Main Street and CJ's is right across the street from Village Green. Great shakes, ice cream and outdoor deck.

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