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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
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 3
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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
South Portland Landmark

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Mars, Pennsylvania
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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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South Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great place to get a sundae! Reds has been around since I was a little girl. This might as well be a landmark for South Portland . It has had the same owner and service always comes with a smile ☺

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South Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A true institution from the 50s I think and a must visit for anyone passing through South Portland, Many selections to choose includung yogurt and shakes.

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Portland, Maine
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Red's homemade custard has been a staple since my childhood. This was the place all the teams went to celebrate ( or be consoled) and probably still do! The ice cream is delicious, even though there is usually only the basic flavors and 3 or 4 special flavors a day. There are all kinds of unique sundae sauces and shakes.... More 

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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you know Carvel Ice Cream, You will love Red's. This place has been an institution for about ever! Great soft ice cream!!!!! And they have yogurt if you don't want to indulge and want to stay thin. Don't miss Red's.

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Portland, Maine
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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49 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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Additional Information about Red's Dairy Freeze

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

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