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Four Seas Ice Cream

360 S Main St, Centerville, MA 02632-3535
508 775-1394
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Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Centerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $15
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Cuisines: Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Since 1934, Four Seas has provided Cape Cod with the finest ice cream and customer service. An old blacksmith shop turned ice cream parlor is where, you can sit on stools at the counter or at a dining room table. Old-fashioned ice cream sodas, frappes, and ice cream flavors like ginger, penuche pecan, cookie do, fresh peach, and black raspberry. Four Seas has been winning national and local competitions for decades, and has been named in the top ten ice creams in the country by several publications. We are committed to working with customers’ needs, from delivery options to unique flavors created especially for a specific company. Many local restaurants, ice cream stores, beach clubs, caterers, golf clubs, and local markets purchase wholesale 3 gallon tubs, toppings, cones, and/or quarts. Off-Season hours 11-5 Wednesday thru Sundays for quarts, toppings, and ice cream cakes.
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English first
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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

There is always a long line outside this ice cream store. There are about 24 flavors and lots of toppings and the ice cream is rich and tasty. They even have butterscotch which is hard to find these days. You have to be patient with the line but it is worth the wait.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We fancy ourselves ice cream connoisseurs and detour to Four Seas on our way to and from Nantucket every year just to savor their flavorful, creamy, varied, delicious taste of summer. There will be a line, bring cash.

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Hamden, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Best Ice Cream on the Cape. We go every year. Always fantastic. Lots of good people behind the counter.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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190 reviews 190 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Unabashedly disappointed in the customer service, taste and quality of this ice cream. With all their "corporate' attitude, and the inferior taste, they would be better off being a Hershey's (no offense, Hershey's) scoop shop. Please be advised, they only accept cash. They conveniently have an ATM outside ... but only if you travel with your ATM card. No credit... More

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FourSeasIceCream, Owner at Four Seas Ice Cream, responded to this review

We are sorry you didn't have a good time here. We use only high quality ingredients, in fact, i just got back from the local farm stand picking up the best bananas, cantaloupes, ginger root, and peaches they had. I don't think Hershey's have been listed as one the top ten in the country like we have a few times.... More

Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Some of the best ice cream on Cape Cod - a must try for the Cape Cod visitor. Don't let the line out the door bother you - the staff gets through the customers pretty fast. They seem to really know how to move the crowd.

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Rye, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Don't miss a trip to Four Seas in Centerville, MA while you are in the Cape. They have lots of Flavors & the local kids who work there are very accommodating.

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Hamburg, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Good, homemade ice cream. The line to get in after 8:00 is long but it moves fast and is worth the wait.

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Not like the other reviews.... We've been coming here as a family for many years, usually stopping in after a day at the beach. Unlike most customers who wait in line, we'd go to the other door and sit down to be served. This always allowed us to hydrate with water after sitting in the sun and to enjoy our... More

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FourSeasIceCream, Owner at Four Seas Ice Cream, responded to this review

We are so sorry you were not satisfied with your visit here. This time of year we start losing our seasoned college help and the younger staff should have waited on you promptly and mentioned the whipped cream was down, Sorry. As far as sizes, use mechanical scoops not the Zeroll rolled scoops, the roll scoops make everything look bigger... More

Plymouth, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

busy place, but after having the ice cream I can 'Sea" why! Yummy ice cream sandwich and decent portions

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Coming here on a summer evening is a treat in itself. The place is super crowded and has been here since the 1930s. Whether your favorite is good old vanilla, or you are wanting to step out of your comfort zone in regard to ice cream flavor, this is the place to do it. Flavors include Butter Crunch, Peppermint Stick,... More

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