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Beals Old Fashioned Ice Cream

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Dessert, Ice Cream
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12 Moulton St, Portland, ME 04101-5030
+1 207-828-1335
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Description: Beal's Old Fashioned Ice Cream offers super premium ice cream, frozen...
Beal's Old Fashioned Ice Cream offers super premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, sugar-free ice cream and sorbet that is hand-crafted into small batches in a wide variety of flavors. There are five locations in the Greater Portland area.
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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The Best in Portland

We love Beal's...soft serve and hard ice cream...sundaes, ice cream sodas, shakes...tons of flavors, including quite a few sugar-free options (we have two diabetics in the family). Funny, friendly, and efficient servers...Yes, its a seasonal business and we love seeing their open sign from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
BeeMelissa
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Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Portland, Maine
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461 reviews 461 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We love Beal's...soft serve and hard ice cream...sundaes, ice cream sodas, shakes...tons of flavors, including quite a few sugar-free options (we have two diabetics in the family). Funny, friendly, and efficient servers...Yes, its a seasonal business and we love seeing their open sign from Washington Avenue in the early spring. They have limited parking in their lot, but you can... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

After going here with our friends family on vacation, we weren't by rude and obnoxious staff. Had to pay cash as they do t accept credit cards( hello tax evasion) . After spending $40 on 4 kiddie cones and 4 small ice creams ( which were nothing to rave over) , our friends 2 year old potty training Don needed... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The date above is incorrect since I moved from Maine in 2012, but Beals is the BEST ice cream in Maine....it has various locations in the Portland area and is locally made...can't be beat!

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New York City, New York
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130 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I can’t go to any new city without getting some dessert. And, I do love ice cream, so, no better treat to get in the summer. I headed over to Beals Ice Cream in Portland, ME. Beals uses their own exclusive ice cream base to make their many ice cream flavors, in addition to producing specialty products including frozen yogurt,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Was attracted to this place because of the crowd and indulge in a large serve of maple with walnuts. Not disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The ice cream is rich, creamy and delicious. My favorites are the Peppermint Stick, Vanilla Cookie Dough and the Grapenut! Best place to go for ice cream in Maine.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Liked the service and the product.The ice cream had some interesting flavors (bacon and caramel) amazing. It was also clean and enjoyed walking around with it . It was reasonable and a good size. I would recommend.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

7 of us went after dinner. All of us liked the choices and flavors. Prices not too bad for the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Soft and creamy and a huge scoop serving. Rich and creamy. I had the coffee and my husband had the mint chocolate chip. A must do for every visit to Portland.

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My family and I stopped in for some ice cream yesterday afternoon, and overall, we liked it. I had the fudge peanut butter, my daughter had the moose swirl, my wife had the peppermint stick (icy), and my friend had a hot fudge sundae on frozen yogurt ($25 total). I've had better and I've had worse. It was a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Moulton St, Portland, ME 04101-5030
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-828-1335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

Description

Beal's Old Fashioned Ice Cream offers super premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, sugar-free ice cream and sorbet that is hand-crafted into small batches in a wide variety of flavors. There are five locations in the Greater Portland area.

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