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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: Late Night

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  • 171
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 1
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  • 6
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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
Most recent review
Awesome ice cream

We were there the last week end of the season. Selection was kind of limited, but what there was was choice. Very nice people, too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
2-pa-travellers
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Northeastern PA
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Northeastern PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were there the last week end of the season. Selection was kind of limited, but what there was was choice. Very nice people, too.

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Grafton, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?