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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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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
An institution!

There are ice cream places everywhere but only one Red's-a local institution that has been keeping families happy for a long, long time. There is aversion why there is always a line!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
John H
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

There are ice cream places everywhere but only one Red's-a local institution that has been keeping families happy for a long, long time. There is aversion why there is always a line!

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Scarborough, Maine
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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133 reviews 133 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
107 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
97 helpful votes 97 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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?