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Thorndike Creamery

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385 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3370
207-594-4126
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Much more than Ice Cream

Of course their ice cream is wonderful, but we also tried their mushroom and miso soup and one of their sandwiches, both of which were excellent. Thorndike's has the nicest and most courteous staff and that is the main reason for posting this review. I hope they never change.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Of course their ice cream is wonderful, but we also tried their mushroom and miso soup and one of their sandwiches, both of which were excellent. Thorndike's has the nicest and most courteous staff and that is the main reason for posting this review. I hope they never change.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We have been coming to Rockland for 6 yrs. now and often stop by Thorndike for ice cream. This time we stopped to grab a quick bite. The sandwiches were very good along with the pizza. Nothing fancy but it was a place you can count on for good food and ice cream.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We took a group of visiting friends here for an ice cream cone on a sizzling hot day. The shop was cool, the ice cream delicious, and the young people working there were cheerful and polite. There were many flavours to choose from and their servings were generous, all for a very fair price. We all agreed that it would... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Good ice cream, but lots of flavors were out of stock. They serve hot food here too, but I wouldn't eat it - the place could use a good cleaning. The Cone Home place up the street is better and much, much cleaner.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped here after dinner and loved it. They serve Giffords which is Maine's best ice cream. My two favorite flavors are always Deer Tracks and Moose Tracks. My husband loved the toasted coconut. They give a really good-sized portion--to me, the single scoop feels more like 1.5-2 scoops. They're very friendly there, and the atmosphere is very nice, with... More 

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Amherst, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We've been here many times and have never been disappointed . Great variety of delicious ice cream at very reasonable prices. Haven't had anything else but they also have pizza and some sandwiches.

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Coastal Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We've been here many times. We've enjoyed both the thin crust pizza and the great variety of ice cream flavors. The staff are super friendly and helpful. It's a cute little place to take a break while in downtown Rockland. They offer fresh squeezed lemonade, soups, and sandwiches in addition to pizza and ice cream.

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Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great place for lunch. Menu includes many gluten-free selections. I had the gyro which was quite tasty. My wife enjoyed the turkey, bacon and avocado sandwich. Also offers pizza, ice cream and milkshakes. Seating is very limited.

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very friendly service. It was a hot day and we had icecream and icecoffee .Both very good. The place is cute. Well worth to stop for a little break ....

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I was stuck between rating this as average or very good. The food, hands down, was AVERAGE. The pizza had a sweet sauce (and a heavy hand of it), which we do not prefer. The ice cream was OK, nothing to write home about. However, the service was amazing! The staff was friendly and provided top notch service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 385 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3370
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
  • Phone Number: 207-594-4126

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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