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

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
I can't have another milkshake anywhere else...

So, I thought I had a milkshake before going to Red's Dairy Freeze but I was so wrong. The nice selection of flavors ... my fave is salted caramel mixed with chocolate ... plus the smooth (did I say smooth) way this milkshake goes down is nothing short of amazing. I've gone to other places that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Maria R
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

So, I thought I had a milkshake before going to Red's Dairy Freeze but I was so wrong. The nice selection of flavors ... my fave is salted caramel mixed with chocolate ... plus the smooth (did I say smooth) way this milkshake goes down is nothing short of amazing. I've gone to other places that sell ice cream but... More 

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Thank Maria R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A neighborhood landmark and gathering place for generations. Soft serve ice cream and all the other combinations. Family run and operated. Open from spring through late fall. Come and join the locals.

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Thank TundraJayco
Greenville, Maine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Best soft serve. Best prices. Best owners. Best service. Best attitudes. Best ice cream sodas. Miss Red.

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Thank Red656
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I've been going to Red's my whole life and it holds a special place in my heart. You also can't beat the price. Stick with chocolate or vanilla or go for the Chipper

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Thank Jennifer H
South Portland, Maine
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

great little ice cream shop that serves all kinds of delicious cold sweet treats. my favorite ice cream destination.

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Thank debgems
South Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It is a tradition in South Portland. This place has been here for at least 40 years that I know of. Soft serve ice cream, meh,

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Thank Noah S
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great soft serve ice cream! Hometown favorite. Try a nor'easter and the chipper is awesome. Two chocolate chip cookies with vanilla in the middle. Take a friend!

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Thank Richey V
Litchfield
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We just stopped there for ice cream last night after a disappointing dinner experience at Diamond's Edge- see separate review. It was fine for soft serve, the hot fudge was yummy!

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Thank Dorothy B
Fort Myers, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Red's is a South Portland classic. Soft serve ice cream in multiple flavors not just vanilla and chocolate. My wife who is lactose intolerant like the non dairy option. Worth the stop for a trip down memory lane.

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Thank GilS859
Mars, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Grew up going to red's show it a family thing to go ever time where are in the area. We where there the year of the fire and it was hard to see it gone but we knew it would be back and we returned the following year and got our tee shirts that say we servived the year without... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?