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Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe & Cafe

34 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2331 (Formerly Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe)
860-434-6942
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Ranked #1 of 26 restaurants in Old Lyme
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The ice cream is very rich – YUM! The prices were very reasonable, and the scoops were a generous size. We loved the pumpkin caramel pecan pie! It’s amazing with chunks of pie crust in it. Friendly & helpful service. Great atmosphere…Will be back!!!

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Excellent ice cream. Pleasant service. Generous portions. Cash only. Parking on Lyme Street, which fortunately does not have a lot of traffic.

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Killingworth Ct
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I love all the different and creative flavors they have. So many of them seasonal and you need to catch them when the ingredients are fresh. I love the peach ice cream. The pumpkin caramel pecan pie is amazing with chunks of pie crust in it. Ginger snap is a favorite as well as the Chai. The sandwiches are amazing.... More

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We have plenty of ice cream shops to choose from in our area. The Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe is just such a treat. We come here once a week for sure during the summer. Every flavor we have tried is delicious. Their hot fudge and carmel sundaes are the best. My all time favorite ice cream is Salted Carmel... More

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Hartford
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122 reviews 122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The ice cream is very rich - they do not skimp on the cream. The prices were very reasonable, and the scoops were generous. We loved the white chocolate cappucino and the black raspberry flavors here.

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White Plains, NY
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Quaint little ice cream (and cafe!) shop in "downtown" Old Lyme. Makes their own ice cream with natural ingredients. Rich and tasty like ice cream was meant to be. Friendly, helpful service. Great atmosphere. Didn't try the sandwiches but they sound delicious. But the ice cream is not to be missed!!!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Really excited that OLICS is under old management. Great shoreline stop for the whole family. Toasted Coconut is and always will be my favorite. The shop has a great ambiance and not to mention great food! Come on down for a great time, family time, couple time, ANY time!

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Shelton, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Spring is here officially and on a warmer Sunday (52 degrees) we went to Old Lyme Ice Cream and had our first dip off the year. I loved the peach that was made specially from peaches saved from last years harvest. Awsome!!! Dont come down for the peach. I got the last bit until peach season 2013 (late August). Come... More

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