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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
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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South Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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57 reviews
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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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7 restaurant reviews
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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30 reviews
22 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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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 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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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
54 restaurant reviews
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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New York City, New York
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52 restaurant reviews
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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
25 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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
Cuisine: Dessert

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?