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Downeast Ice Cream

1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
207-633-3016
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Boston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I got Coffee Heath Bar and Cookie Dough and order one scoop of each which ended up being way more than I anticipated—almost a pint of ice cream! The ice cream was mediocre and there were NO pieces of cookie dough! I did notice a DIY sundae bar which seems like a nice idea, but I didn't take advantage of... More

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Winder, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We ate ice cream here twice on our recent trip. The ice cream was good and a lot of choices. The waffle cones were fresh. They were busy both times we stopped in for ice cream. The customer service was good. The restaurant was clean. Great ice cream!

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Kensington, CT
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494 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

3 nights in Boothbay Harbor, 2 visits to this ice cream emporium. The found the line both nights to be less than in years past. We tried 3 different flavors - Bailey Island, chocolate lovers and jamocha almond. Each was creamy, rich and flavorful. A single scoop should satisfy most people.

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Avon, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The ice cream flavors are delicious! I tried three different favors during my time in Boothbay and loved them all. The portions are very generous. One of the highlights is the Make Your Own Sundae Bar. You're able to pile on as many toppings as you want.

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Sandwich, MA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This homemade Ice Cream is great and is always a hit when we're in town. The flavors are well described and the only criticism that I have is that the chips of chocolate in their "chip" flavors could be bigger, even chunks! The lines move quickly, so don't leave because of long lines, it's worth the wait!

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Manchester
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We werent sure we were going to wait because there was a line through the restaurant to the door. (little did we know that that was a short line compared to later on in the evening. lol) The line moves quickly because the staff is all business and efficient. Some people might view this efficiency as not being friendly but... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What can I say? We had good ice cream that we could eat as we walked about the wharf area in BoothBay Harbor. Lots of fun.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Get there early as the lines goes out the door! Amazing ice cream at a very good price considering how much you get!

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Titusville
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1,118 reviews 1,118 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
854 helpful votes 854 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Large servings, reasonable prices, places to sit inside and out, and damn good ice cream....nuff said.

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PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When you first see the line, you'll wonder, "Is it really worth waiting in line for icecream??" Our answer was, "YES!" Lots of flavor choices, friendly staff, reasonable prices, generous portions, and delicious, creamy icecream! I highly recommend the blueberry!

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