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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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  • 173
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 1
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  • 6
    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
Yummy in the Tummy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Janet H
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine, United States
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Remarkable ice cream shop in the heart of Boothbay Harbor. The ice cream servings are huge and the atmosphere is pure coastal Maine. Cannot wait to go back.

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Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

They have the BEST ice!!! We always end our day with a sundae or ice cream cone. So many flavors!!! Line maybe long but it moves right along. Worth the trip!!!

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Northeastern PA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were there the last week end of the season. Selection was kind of limited, but what there was was choice. Very nice people, too.

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Grafton, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place is super cute! We stopped by around noon on a fall Sunday, it was pretty quiet in town in general, and also in the ice cream shop. There was 1 young guy at the counter who was just OK. Meanwhile there's a little old man and a little old woman working in the back! So adorable! Just a... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stopped here for a sweet treat and were delighted by the server's friendliness and generosity with the size of the scoops. They offer a large variety of flavors and the ice cream was delicious. Highly recommend a visit to this ice cream establishment!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I had a chocolate ice cream with peanut butter cups…I think it was called Maine Moose or something "Moose". It was really delicious! I had the butter pecan, but that wasn't too good, in my opinion. I had the waffle bowl and that was good, too. Store and restroom were really clean.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If there is a line it is worth the wait! Cone was fresh and ice cream was delicious! Save room because you might want three scoops...and the scoops are huge!

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Ellington, CT
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Right in the middle of town and its a stop for us once or twice while we are in the harbor. I have the peach Ice cream every time I go. It's the best.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you like ice cream, it's worth a trip to Boothbay, Maine to this place. If I didn't live clear across the country, I'd be a regular customer. They have a great selection of flavors. I had a single dip but asked them to split it into two flavors. Their scoops are so generous that it was like a double... More 

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Restaurant Details

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?