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The Cookie Jar Pastry Shop

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554 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1011
207-799-0671
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth driving out of your way for

On the advice of friends we took about a 1/2hr drive. It was well worth that! Purchased the lobster sugar cookie, Italian cookies, and chocolate chip! Absolutely delicious

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

On the advice of friends we took about a 1/2hr drive. It was well worth that! Purchased the lobster sugar cookie, Italian cookies, and chocolate chip! Absolutely delicious

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The Cookie Jar is a standard every year we visit Maine. Do yourself a favor and try the chocolate coconut donuts. Amazing pastries and fabulous coffee. We make two or three trips here every summer.

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Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I know we're in a touristy area, but $7.50 for two soft ice cream cones (small and baby sized) is too much. We'll go elsewhere next time.

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It is worth the drive or stop by on your way to Portland Head Light. Truly an old fashioned New England bakery with "real" donuts that are outstanding among many other good pastries.

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My family and I tried the Cookie Jar after visiting the Head Light down the road. We were not disappointed! The donuts were huge and delicious! Do not drive past without stopping!!!

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Must try! Friendly people and huge delicious donuts! Definitely a must for cape Elizabeth! Not badly priced either;)

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

For us and our local friends, the choice of doughnut shop is pretty darn easy. No other bakery or doughnut shop even comes close to the quality and value of The Cookie Jar's doughnuts. And all of their other pastries are superb as well. Do yourself a BIG favor and at least try The Cookie Jar. You'll be darned happy... More 

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Williamsburg, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After a trip out to Portland Head Lighthouse, we stopped here on impulse and were not disappointed. They had so many choices, cookies, turnovers, whoopie pies, eclairs, cakes, and other assorted baked goods. We had a blueberry turnover and a raspberry turnover and they were very tasty.

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MAINE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Yes it can! We affectionately refer to this place as "The Church of the Cookie Jar" because of the Sunday pilgrimage our family makes to this holiest of all bakeries. And while "Frosted cinnamon bun" doesn't fill the 100 character minimum requirement for Trip Advisor reviews, it will certainly fill your belly...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I'm very particular about doughnuts. To me, the perfect doughnut is slightly crunchy on the inside and densely cake-like on the inside. Each flavor should taste different. (Unlike chain doughnuts that all taste simply sweet whether you get a plain, chocolate, or jelly doughnut.) At The Cookie Jar, a maple doughnut tastes good and "mapley." A chocolate doughnut covered in... More 

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Additional Information about The Cookie Jar Pastry Shop

Address: 554 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1011
Phone Number: 207-799-0671
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Cape Elizabeth
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 554 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Cape Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: 207-799-0671
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm

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