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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night

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Grafton, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Put simply, a vacation to Boothbay is most likely not complete without having ice cream at Downeast Ice Cream. Wonderful quality; wide variety of flavors. The banana and blueberry floavors remain my all-time favorites. Very generous portion size; pricing very fair. Very pleasant/friendly/professional service. Going after Labor Day means the line is not out the door in the evening! Wish... More

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Hudson, NH
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I passed on desert after dinner at the restaurant we had chosen. Turned out to be a wise move on our part. We are on vacation, and on break from a year and a half of Weight Watchers, so ice cream was on the docket for a nice treat. My wife loves ice cream and had the... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Great ice cream! many flavors, and always new and old favorites! I go when there are no lines....otherwise the wait can be tiresome!

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Nassau, Bahamas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Excellent ice cream, big portions, friendly service. I loved the cappuccino chip with fudge sauce! Yum.

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Additional Information about Downeast Ice Cream

Address: 1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone Number: 207-633-3016
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
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
Cuisine: Dessert

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