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Downeast Ice Cream

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1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
207-633-3016
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 180
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  • 32
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  • 10
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  • 1
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious old-style ice cream

This is a small shop with lots and lots of flavors, both standard flavors and some unusual ones. The scoops are huge and hand-dipped. All flavors our large family tried were delicious. Service was friendly. It has the feel of an old-time ice cream shop - highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
David E
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Venice, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The frozen yogurt had thawed and was refrozen. It was the worst frozen treat we ever had. We stood in a long line and waited for what looked like a great treat. It had no flavor except for the ice chips throughout the cone.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is a small shop with lots and lots of flavors, both standard flavors and some unusual ones. The scoops are huge and hand-dipped. All flavors our large family tried were delicious. Service was friendly. It has the feel of an old-time ice cream shop - highly recommend!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great decor and view. The ice-cream was of course delicious. I had a blueberry cheesecake malt...a devil's delight. Loved the early nineteen hundreds furniture and appliances.

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Palatine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very good service and reasonably priced. They gave a large variety of ice cream, shakes, smoothies and cones for the ice cream.

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Naples, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The ice cream was exceptional and just as good as the ice cream served in my home in Florida but probably 40% lower priced! Great value and great flavors.

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Miami, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We love their ice cream selections and I specially like the blueberry, which is the best I've ever had. Service is very courteous and fast and you can't beat the location. We love to eat the ice cream sitting by the picnic tables outside.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Excellent variety of delicious ice cream flavors in a cute environment perfect for couples, families, or large groups. Stayed open late to serve us!

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Although the lines in this place are usually long in the midst of the summer season, it's worth it. every ice cream is made on premise with real ingredients and fresh. There is never any ice chunks , it's always creamy. It is worth the wait!

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Homemade n very reasonably priced. Very good easy walk to from the Footbridge.Many choices in cone type n size. We went twice,

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Even before you step into the Downeast Ice cream shop, the smell of the hot fudge sauce and ice cream favors hit you so hard, it is sometimes difficult to choose what you favor you really want. The friendly people behind the counters are more than happy to help you decide ; will it be a scoop, a small sundae... More 

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Additional Information about Downeast Ice Cream

Address: 1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone Number: 207-633-3016
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Dessert

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-633-3016

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?