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Red's Dairy Freeze

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167 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-7506
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A local favorite

Reds is the go to place for ice cream in South Portland. I give them extra for carrying sugar free ice cream for those of us that aren't supposed to do sugar. I do sneak a sip of others Root Beer Float and it is excellent. Getting in and out of the parking lot can be tricky, keep your eyes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2014
jdberts
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Scarborough, Maine
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Scarborough, Maine
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Reds is the go to place for ice cream in South Portland. I give them extra for carrying sugar free ice cream for those of us that aren't supposed to do sugar. I do sneak a sip of others Root Beer Float and it is excellent. Getting in and out of the parking lot can be tricky, keep your eyes... More 

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131 reviews 131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just the location with the bright red roof is enuf to make one stop. Love the products. Yummmy every time. Always a line which is a good thing.

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Henderson, Nevada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The location can be tricky to get in and out of depending what direction you come from and which direction you need to go to leave. But it's worth it. If you see a line, don't be scared, it moves fast! There is just nothing like ice cream after a day at the beach!

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stopped here for the first time the other night and were very pleased with the soft serve. Creamy and rich as it should be. One of our gang is not an ice cream fan so had a slushie, which he loved. The place is always packed but the line moves super-fast. The reason I only give it three stars... More 

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Portland, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Red's is a tradition. Great value, friendly service, traditional soft serve. They offer the standard dairy freeze options. Servings are generous. Parking is tricky on busy hot days, but that's typical in Maine. Only drawback is lack of seating outside. They could add some cute old fashioned lawn chairs in front.

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Portland, Maine
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194 reviews 194 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Red's is the place everyone goes for Ice Crème who lives in South Portland or Cape Elizabeth, Maine. There is always a line, but its efficient and the cones are fabulous!

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South Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

It used to be that I could go to Red's Dairy Freeze and count on great soft-serve ice cream and friendly staff. I can still count on those things but one thing for sure has drastically changed my opinion about this ice cream venue. I have been to Red's several times in the last few months and began noticing that... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I grew up with this iconic business close by. Great selection of ice cream treats. They taste great! Friendly and courteous staff. A little pricey, but you're worth it!!

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Harrisburg, Pa.
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189 reviews 189 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a great soft serve/ice cream place. Do not miss it if you are in the area! They have a wide variety of flavors (all tasty) and the prices are great. It is on a corner lot, so it can be tricky getting in and out of, so be careful, but it is well worth the trip. This is... More 

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East Hampton, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Ok so we go there whenever we are passing by to Augusta ME for the home made strawberry ice cream soft serve... very reasonable prices. I am giving this a 5 star due to service and pricing the location is out of the way for us... but if you want real home made ice cream this is the place to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 167 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: (207) 799-7506

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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