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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, Brunch, Drinks

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  • 12
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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
Unique flavors and huge portions!

My family went to this icecream shop after lunch. It was busy, but the line moved quickly and the workers scooped the icecream speedily. I ordered two scoops- one of chocolate raspberry truffle and one of blueberry cheesecake. I ordered it in a waffle cone, and I would definitely recommend getting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Sassiersarah
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Houlton, Maine
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Houlton, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

My family went to this icecream shop after lunch. It was busy, but the line moved quickly and the workers scooped the icecream speedily. I ordered two scoops- one of chocolate raspberry truffle and one of blueberry cheesecake. I ordered it in a waffle cone, and I would definitely recommend getting a bowl or dish as well (there was some... More 

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Plymouth, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Downeast Ice Cream twice. The ice cream and frozen yogurt was wonderful. You can chose from a variety of cones and the number of flavors of ice cream and yogurt was huge. Very pleasant place with plenty of tables inside and a friendly staff.

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Westport MA USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Lots of variety. When it comes to ice cream Quality trumps quantity for me and DownEast Ice Cream Factory serves up ample portions of creamy rich ice cream. Lots of indoor seating for those cool Maine evenings or take it out. Eclectic bustling vibe, well trained staff is friendly and helpful.

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Sidney ME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

You cannot go wrong with any of the delicious flavors offered here! Always get a cone or banana split here when in town!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had dessert there after dining at a fancy restaurant. Good value. Good flavours. Good portions. I cannot say much more. Happy to go back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I went to downeast ice cream this weekend. I ordered one scoop of chocolate fuge oreo on a sugar cone. I knew that beacuse the ice cream was on a cone it could fall off easlly. But when the lady at the counter gave me my ice cream half of it fell on to the counter. I asoomed she would... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Don't let the long line out the door fool you -- they are efficient at scooping and you'll be served before you've decided on which of the many flavors you want to try. DH ordered Chocolate Lover's Chocolate and I tried Whoopie Pie -- both were delicious! And a kiddie scoop is still plenty of ice cream!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Drop in at Downeast Ice Cream for a delicious huge sundae for $5.00 or less. There's a very nice sitting area with the feel of an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Lines are sometimes long, but they move quickly and you won't be disappointed with your selection.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Some of the best ice cream I've had! Friendly service and lots of flavors. Large portions and a well stocked "build your own sundae" bar.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Downeast Ice Cream is a very hospitable place to make part of your walking-around experience. Lots of interesting flavors from which to choose, including low-fat yogurt and sugar-free ice cream. Clean and inviting decor to sit and enjoy.

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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

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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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