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Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour

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Fast Food, Dessert, Ice Cream
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22 Falmouth Rd, Route 28 Mashpee/Cotuit Town Line, Mashpee, MA 02649
+1 508-477-5553
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1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri - Sun 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout, Dessert
Description: Come taste "quite possibly the best ice cream you ever tasted". We...
Come taste "quite possibly the best ice cream you ever tasted". We constantly are winning awards for our old fashioned ice cream served with old fashioned service to match. We offer everything possible with ice cream. From "The Worlds Smallest Cone" to Frappes, Malts and Sundaes to the gigantic "Arctic Circle Sundae" with 20 scoops of ice cream. REOPENING BY MID APRIL 2015
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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
No doubt - the best you'll find on the cape....and beyond

We've been to all the 'best' ice cream places on the cape and none come close to this one. Here's why. 1) the Ice cream is rich, creamy and full of flavor, 2) the flavor selection runs from standard to custom, 3) the smell of cones being made to order - what more needs to be said, 3) the staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Michael S
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Sterling, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Sterling, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We've been to all the 'best' ice cream places on the cape and none come close to this one. Here's why. 1) the Ice cream is rich, creamy and full of flavor, 2) the flavor selection runs from standard to custom, 3) the smell of cones being made to order - what more needs to be said, 3) the staff... More 

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Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We went on a Saturday night in April and had to wait in line for close to 30 minutes. The ice cream was so delicious (and the fresh waffle cone was on point!) and we were glad we waited but would probably pass in the future of we were on a schedule.

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themarkel, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your experience at Polar Cave. Yes, even on a chilly night in April our lines can be long, yet people will wait for the unique experience of a warm rolled to order waffle cone filled with our delicious ice cream. Here's a little secret, in season we have a... More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My grandkids are Ice Cream experts and they love this ice cream the best!!!! and we have been to many Ice Cream places on the Cape - they love the Cookie Dough and Mint Chocolate Chip - I love the Chocolate Chip

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themarkel, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this review

A big 'thank you' goes out to your grandchildren. Certainly appreciate your kind words. Hope to see you all again during the upcoming season. More 

Mashpee, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

In a small cottage on Rt 28 in Mashpee is the best ice cream. The owner Mark is a delightful Brit, and his young staff is very helpful. Prices a very low, while quality is high. Inside is covered with stuffed polar bears and Coke bottles from all times and countries. If you bring your little one on a Friday... More 

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themarkel, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We try very hard to have each guest leave happy. Glad you bring the kids in for our weekly Pajama Party, it's so much fun. Hope to see you when we reopen in the near future for another year of serving happiness. More 

cptuitma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Polar Cave is a small ice cream parlor with outdoor tables where you can sit and enjoy this delicious, ice cream. There is usually a line out the door but service is quick . So many flavors, it"s hard to choose, but Mashpee Mud seems to be a favorite . A great place to take the kids or grandchildren after... More 

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themarkel, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. Right now those same picnic tables are buried in snow, seems a very long way from fall and spring - let alone summer! But, it will all be gone before we know it and you will be able to enjoy our ice cream again under the... More 

Massachusetts, US
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Oh, the super duper delicious ginger flavor. And those tiny cones! And the whole pint to take home! Yumm...is it summer yet?

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themarkel, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, especially on a day where we are in the negative numbers. (It's way colder than the inside of our freezers). Ginger is one of our Specialty Flavours that has a strong following and we carry it year round. As for the World Smallest Cones they are such a hit with... More 

Scarsdale, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

but Polar cave is on par with Cape Cod Creamery and Four Seas as THE place for ice cream on the Cape!

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themarkel, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive thoughts. To be up there with two great ice cream shops is indeed an honour. Should your travels bring you back to Cape. Cod, stop in and say hi, so I can thank you in person. More 

Mashpee, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Polar Cave has the best product on the Cape & the friendliest servers. They have a variety of cones from sugar to plain to the wonderful, huge made to order waffle cones. Product is always fresh. Ambience is ecclectic with a heavy emphasis on Coke products. Kid friendly atmosphere. Lines can be out the door at any time of the... More 

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themarkel, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for the kind words. It is always great to hear from our guests that what we try so hard to do as best we can is seen so by them. Next time you are in please introduce yourself so I may thank you in person. More 

Mashpee, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Polar Cave is a very unique experience with the old time "flavor. The manager and staff are the kindest, most pleasant folk and make the experience amazing every time. The ice cream and cones and extras are very appealing and tastey and served up with care. The tee shirts, the music, the the polar and coca-cola decor are delightful. A... More 

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themarkel, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your feelings about Polar Cave. My staff and I try hard to make each and everyone's visit an experience to remember and return for years to come. After 13 years we have made many friends and we are the "Go To" place for ice cream for many. Next... More 

Thornhill, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fell into this place on a drive through Mashpee MA. Stop here and have the Mashpee Mud or Cookie Monster in a homemade waffle cone. Expect line ups but well worth the wait. If you are a fan of Coca Cola this stop is a must for you.

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themarkel, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this review

Glad that you happened to come across us and find what many think is a hidden gem. Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review and hope you stop in again on your next visit to Cape Cod. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Falmouth Rd, Route 28 Mashpee/Cotuit Town Line, Mashpee, MA 02649
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Mashpee
  • Phone Number: +1 508-477-5553

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Fast Food, Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

Description

Come taste "quite possibly the best ice cream you ever tasted". We constantly are winning awards for our old fashioned ice cream served with old fashioned service to match. We offer everything possible with ice cream. From "The Worlds Smallest Cone" to Frappes, Malts and Sundaes to the gigantic "Arctic Circle Sundae" with 20 scoops of ice cream. REOPENING BY MID APRIL 2015
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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