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Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe & Cafe

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34 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2331 (Formerly Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe)
860-434-6942
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
try the Moroccan Ginger

The yummiest ice cream. New flavors as season roll around. The Blueberry cream and peach are THE BEST. But the new Moroccan Ginger is sweet and spicey. Delish.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The yummiest ice cream. New flavors as season roll around. The Blueberry cream and peach are THE BEST. But the new Moroccan Ginger is sweet and spicey. Delish.

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I have lived in town my entire life and the Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe was always one of my favorite places. Recently, however it has been taken over by a new owner. The new, young staff is extremely rude. They will scream at the customers and never have a smile. Every time I have gone here the person I'm... More 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

And wonderful sandwiches and soups for a delightful lunch. The ice cream is home made, diverse, and delicious. Seasonal favorites, like peach, abound, so revisit for the variations. Chocoholics will find irresistible offerings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This is our favorite ice cream shop in Old Lyme! They have variety and tastes good. We haven't tried their sandwiches yet but I can recommend their ice cream.

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Mad River Valley, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Now under new ownership, for the second time, it still makes the best homemade ice cream. I wish they would expand their morning hours and develop a breakfast to go along with coffee.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Angie runs a great shop here. I have still not tried the wonderful looking sandwiches and soups but the ice cream is the best I've ever had! So rich and creamy you have to try it. Nestled in a quaint village with plenty of outdoor seating, the place is adorable. Make sure to visit!

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Lyme Ct.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Fresh ice cream made on premises!! Creative everyday sandwich and soup menu using fresh and "cooked in kitchen" ingredients. Always ask about the specials....they will amaze. Wonderful in town, sidewalk location in a picture perfect New England Main Street setting (watch the world go by). Owner is a perfectionist and things taste accordingly!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This lovely ice cream, lunch shoppe changed hands a year ago. It was good before but now it is great! super creamy, rich ice cream, delicious sandwiches. Go if you can.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We read they served a pumpkin pecan ice cream. So when ordering, the clerk said they just made a fresh batch and asked if we would mind waiting for it to soften. In the meantime we ordered their peanut butter swirl ice cream. It was so creamy and delicious! When the pumpkin ice cream was ready to eat, we couldn't... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Absolutely the best ice cream on the Connecticut coast. Hand-made in house...and the flavors...WOW. Also a good place for lunch. Soups are made every day with fresh local (when possible) ingredients. Sandwiches, wraps and salads are out of this world. They roast their own meat (beef, chicken, etc) for the sandwiches...and again, locally sourced when possible. Feels like home.

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Additional Information about Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe & Cafe

Address: 34 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2331 (Formerly Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe)
Phone Number: 860-434-6942
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Lyme
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2331 (Formerly Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Lyme
  • Phone Number: 860-434-6942
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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