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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks

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  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 2
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  • 8
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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
Old Fashion Ice Cream

Downeaster Ice Cream is an old fashion ice cream parlor. The ice cream is excellent. The line is usually out the door but the young an friendly staff keeps the crowd moving. There are a few tables inside if you are lucky enough to get one. Try the coconut n almond just one of many flavors.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Forked River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Downeaster Ice Cream is an old fashion ice cream parlor. The ice cream is excellent. The line is usually out the door but the young an friendly staff keeps the crowd moving. There are a few tables inside if you are lucky enough to get one. Try the coconut n almond just one of many flavors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Quickly popped in here for an ice cream before getting on Lazy Jack boat trip. I was pleasantly surprised, amazing choice & great prices, all homemade too. The 57 Chevy apple pie & Elvis Pretzel were great.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Downeast was recommended to us and for obvious reason. The ice cream was outstanding and kept the perfect temperature so it was always creamy!

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great ice cream...however no almond milk offerings! But all that ate ice cream were extremely pleased with what they ordered. I couldn't have the ice cream so the staff made me fresh squeezed lemonade...it was delicious!

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Don't miss this spot for great homemade ice cream! The lines do get long but it is worth the wait and they move pretty fast. So many flavors to choose from. And the portions are pretty big. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great place, quick service! They only accept cash or checks so go prepared! They make an excellent milkshake.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a very popular spot in Boothbay.....the lines can be very long. We stopped in for a snack in the afternoon when the crowds were less. They have a huge selection of ice cream flavors. The blueberry was great! We highly recommend.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I had soft serve chocolate ice cream - tasted like a watery fudgsicle. I ate half and threw out the rest...It's rare that I don't finish my ice cream! Grumpy staff, too.

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Lakes Region, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A stop over every time we are in Boothbay! Lots of tasty flavors that are freshly made! You can't buy this in the stores!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Large portions of delicious ice cream and very reasonably priced. So many flavors to choose from. Definitely worth a stop.

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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
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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