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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
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Late Night
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Los Angeles
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Spectacular array of flavors / choices and a simple sundae bar make this a great destination for ice cream treats. The ice cream was tasty and the decor is very simple / homespun. One suggestion would be for the management to ensure that the student-aged workers remain positive, helpful and courteous rather than simply speeding you through the line in... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It tasted wonderful but 2 scoops is too much for my 10 year old. Go for one. I was too full from lunch but the flavor choices looked amazing and I tried my kids chocolate fudge oreo and mint chip. I liked the oreo best.

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Succasunna
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81 reviews 81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is the place to have your ice cream. Excellent selection -- can't think of a flavor they do not have. Make your own sundays. Low prices and generous portions. Cannot beat this place! Do not be turned-off by the line -- moves fast!

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sequim
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Each one of the four of our group had ice cream. All different and all delicious. I especially enjoyed my banana split. Overall, great selections, flavors, great service and although busy not a long wait. Confession: we went three times in one week!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You must come here! The ice cream is irresistible and there are many original flavor choices. I always get the coffee Heath Bar crunch in a chocolate dipped waffle cone. Each time we come to Boothbay Harbor, we skip dinner in favor of an enormous ice cream cone from Downeast. You'll still feel guilty, but it's worth it! If it's... More

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The quality and quantity of the ice cream is incredible. All the flavors are made onsite - 50 or 60 to choose from. Terrific customer service even with a long line it's fast and courteous. I can't make up my mind which flavor I like best - French Vanilla, Chocolate Lover's, Mocha Chip, Orange Pineapple to name a few.

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Bradford, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Downeast ice cream was fantastic. They have a large selection of all kinds of ice cream. Very busy place long lines but worth the wait.

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Clearwater
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I spend the summer in Boothbay Harbor with friends and family. At least once a week and with every new visitor, we go to Downeast Ice Cream for a special treat. There are so many flavors that everyone is able to find their favorite! Usually, the difficulty is finding just one flavor! This place is honestly the best. Try it... More

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Pennellville
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Best we've had. Can't wait to go back!! Friendly staff. So yummy. Great location. Wish we lived closer!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great freshly made ice cream, friendly staff and reasonable prices. It's a must for ice cream lovers!

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