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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
Ice Cream deluxe

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Gerald G
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Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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English first
Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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.
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?