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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: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Seating, Takeout

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  • 238
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Excellent Blueberry Ice Cream!

This place is cash only, so come prepared. I ordered a waffle cone with one scoop of blueberry ice cream, and they FILLED the waffle cone. It was easily double what I expected, if not more. The ice cream was wonderful, very fresh tasting, and somehow I managed to finish it all. Next time I will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
cookiesmell
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This place is cash only, so come prepared. I ordered a waffle cone with one scoop of blueberry ice cream, and they FILLED the waffle cone. It was easily double what I expected, if not more. The ice cream was wonderful, very fresh tasting, and somehow I managed to finish it all. Next time I will fast for a few... More 

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Thank cookiesmell
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

only draw back is that this shop is a cash only business, but there are ATMs nearby. lastly the ice cream is YUM!!

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Thank Diane W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We were looking for a dessert after dinner and were pleasantly surprised to find they were open after 9pm in Oct. Enjoyed a single scoop of delicious ice cream. Perfect ending to a perfect day in Boothbay Harbor.

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Thank jads8627
Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Really fresh & tasty ice cream with lots of flavored to choose from. My favorite was chocolate fudge Oreo. Nice place for family. Scoops are generous. Note that they take cash only and are only open in the summer.

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Thank Trish P
New Rochelle, New York
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Ice cream was ok but nothing special. My wife has had better cake batter and I didn't love the butter almond crunch. Not bad, just not amazing.

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Thank Donny N
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We aren't an icecream family but we stopped here both nights we stayed. There are so many flavors to choose from and the serving size is huge!!!! Makes my mouth water thinking about this place!

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Thank MMillion12
Grants Pass, Oregon
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My husband ordered two scoops of their blueberry ice cream. It was served in a small bowl and it must have taken him at least 20-30 minutes to eat all that ice cream. It looked like about six scoops ... but he sure didn't complain! :-) Oh! The flavor was fabulous.

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Thank frequent_traveler290
Yarmouth, Maine
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I had been looking for a quality French Vanilla - it took all Summer but I finally found what I was seeking here. The other flavors are bountiful too and now that I know they make it all themselves I will be back. Homemade ice cream is a treat to find when traveling and this place certainly attracts a lot... More 

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Thank Michael L
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Very Good Ice Cream to enjoy the town on a summer evening. Home made and creamy other treats, or you can sit in an old fashion ice cream parlor and relax.

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Thank 129joycem
RI
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My husband is a connoisseur of ice cream. Seriously. He is SO picky! But he loved Downeast Ice Cream in Boothbay Harbor. Before our trip, he scouted out several ice cream places, but this is the one where we ultimately ended up. I had chocolate fudge oreo (oh so good) and chocolate chip (plenty of small chips) and my husband... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?