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Buffy's Ice Cream Shop

456 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2456
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English first
Chatham, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Buffy's is a seasonal ice cream shop, well-located in Chatham's Main Street shopping area. In my opinion, Buffy's has the best ice cream in Chatham, and maybe even on the Cape. The only problem is - despite the hours of operation posted prominently in their front window - this past summer, they were closed more than they were open, which... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

What's not to like about ice cream? It was chily weather while we were in Chatham but we still made our visits to the ice cream store!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The place to go for Ice Cream. Fresh made, with LARGE scoops. Many flavor choices. We had the cherry vanilla chunk cones, and the counter guy was very friendly and pleasant.

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Boston, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Ice cream is good, line always out the door but they were consistently out of at least half the flavors which was annoying. Cash only.

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New England
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My two traveling companions and me were more impressed than me. I didn't find the flavors to be too comprehensive.

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Longwood, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Loved the ice cream!! My favorite was the coffee flavors, especially coffee oreo. Decadent tasting!! Small place and crowded--line out the door--do not miss this when in Chatham!

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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Being that Buffy's is the only place serving homemade ice cream in Chatham (or so it claims), I definitely expected more. Don't get me wrong...it's good, but it is definitely nothing special and not deserving of the long line that forms every night in the summer.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

While there was a long line, the wait was definitely worth it. The chocolate chocolate chip ice cream was creamy and didn't have any artificial taste to it. The only negative was that it was so good that I finished it so quickly. While the prices aren't inexpensive, you know what you're getting in a touristy area. Definitely worth a... More 

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If I had a desire to own an ice cream shop, I'd open one in Chatham to compete with Buffy's. This main street shop is adorable and offers tasty ice cream in a variety of flavors. If you go at night, the line is ridiculous. It smells like yummy waffle cones and other delicious stuff in there. I would rate... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Perfect family ice cream place. Fun flavors, from traditional to unusual. I was a bit jealous of my husband's red raspberry fudge until I tried the Almond Joy... which has dark chocolate instead of milk -- to my delight -- unlike the candy bar. Delish

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Address: 456 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2456
Phone Number: 508-945-5990
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Chatham
Cuisine: Dessert

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