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Downeast Ice Cream

1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
207-633-3016
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Late Night
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Philadelphia, PA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

One Word: Peppermint. It is so delicious! The ice cream is fresh and full of flavor. All flavors we tried were good, but I really did like the peppermint best

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Conway, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

love the black cherry the size is great from one scoop to four ..enough for four people or pig out on the great ice cream

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USAFret
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I believe that New England has the highest per capita consumption of ice cream in the country. Places like Downeast Ice Cream are part of the reason. Even in the off season there can be a line but it is worth it. There are dozens of flavors including some exotics like ginger. Cones, cups, sundaes, whichever you prefer it is... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Wow right in downtown Boothbay Harbor. The ice cream is homemade and out of site. Also the portions are huge a great value foor your money, if not your waistline.

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Deer Park, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I always look forward to having my ice cream daily, everytime we are in Boothbay Harbor. For what you get with the generous portions, the prices are very good. The ice cream is made daily, so it is very fresh, and it moves, as the lines out the door will attest. Whenever you are in the area, you owe it... More

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Springfield, VA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Our first trip to BBH it was too cold for ice cream. Second trip had a heat wave and by the time we got to Downeast IC, they were literally out of supplies. Being the end of the season, they were happy to run out, but we were sad to have missed a taste by just a day. This year,... More

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Joliet, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

What more can i say , Best Fudge i ever had the portions are extremely generous , got the 2 scoop Sundae Could have shared it with 2 more people . A MUST STOP

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We are in Boothbay every year and go there several times. It is a fun place to go after dinner, or just by itself.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is an Ice Cream shop that has homemade ice cream. The names of the flavors are indicative of the area and the scoops are huge, they of course have malts, milkshakes and sundays. It is not a very large space and although there are a few little tables with chairs, the store is always busy during the season so... More

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Lake City, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Just a quick review. Walking around town on a weeknight, in October, at a about 8:00 PM, it appeared the town had shut down for the night... Until we came upon DEICF. Great ice cream at prices that were very reasonable...Surprisingly so.The staff were friendly and there was a slow but steady stream of customers even at the late weeknight... More

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