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Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour

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Dessert, Fast Food, Ice Cream
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22 Falmouth Rd, Route 28 Mashpee/Cotuit Town Line, Mashpee, MA 02649-2743
+1 508-477-5553
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Hours:
Fri - Sun 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: 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.
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Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Receieved a bowl of sugar without the taste

I went there with my husband last summer for the first time and we have never gone back. I ordered the watermelon slush with vanilla ice cream..I've ordered this at other places and it has been great, but Polar Cave mixes it, so its more of a slush ice cream smoothie...needless to say..it was... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Sandy L
,
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
  • Dessert
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I went there with my husband last summer for the first time and we have never gone back. I ordered the watermelon slush with vanilla ice cream..I've ordered this at other places and it has been great, but Polar Cave mixes it, so its more of a slush ice cream smoothie...needless to say..it was gross. And overly fake tasting.....not the... More 

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

To say I am shocked by your review would be an understatement. Hardly know how to respond. Firstly, you say you visited in the summer, yet post the review in February, SEVEN months later.. Had you have said something at the time your concerns would have been addressed. Please note that the other reviews in July gave us very high... More 

cptuitma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 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
Contributor
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 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
Reviewer
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
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 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 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place is amazing!!! The waffle cones made to order are one of the most delicious things. Highly recommend the chocolate chip ice cream. We have been there twice already in three days. Their Coke collectibles are awesome and rival the world of coke.

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

Indeed what many of our fans come for is our made to order waffle cones. Nothing comes close to a warm waffle and our great ice cream - the ultimate treat. So glad that you think so highly of us. Share us with your friends and next time you come in please introduce yourself to me so I can personally... More 

New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have been taking our family to Polar Cave for three years now, and my daughters consider it their favorite thing to do on Cape Cod. The ice cream is delicious, and the young staff and owner Mark are the most customer-friendly people once could ever hope for. Service with fun and a smile every time. For ice cream on... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share you Polar Cave experience. My staff and I work very hard to constantly serve our guests as we would wish to be treated. Hearing from guests such as you and your family makes us all very happy. See you at The Cave soon I hope. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Always on our list of places to grab an ice cream on the Cape. We had the fresh made hand rolled waffle cones this time. Excellent ice cream in a warm waffle cone just can't be beat. Go for the ice cream, not the location. You won't be disappointed.

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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. It was especially welcoming to see your kind words after yesterday's comments from another reviewer. We strive to make the best ice cream experience for each and everyone of our guests and clearly we hit that mark with you. Thank you again and keep visiting us. Next time ask for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Falmouth Rd, Route 28 Mashpee/Cotuit Town Line, Mashpee, MA 02649-2743
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Mashpee
  • Phone Number: +1 508-477-5553

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
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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