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Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour

22 Falmouth Rd, Route 28 Mashpee/Cotuit Town Line, Mashpee, MA 02649-2743
+1 508-477-5553
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Ranked #2 of 57 restaurants in Mashpee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, Fast Food, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert
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.
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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

Swampscott
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stop at Polar Cave fairly frequently and the ice cream is good - but probably not as good as some reviews here. Good selection, although the location is not great (strip mall on Rt 28).

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

Naturally everyone has an opinion, and we cannot expect to please everyone that visits us. Our online reputation is very important to me and retaining our 5 star Trip Advisor rating and receiving a Certificate of Excellence this year are proud accomplishments. So when we receive anything less than excellent I look to where we could have done something differently.... More

Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Truely the best on cape, we live close by and this is our go to spot for ice cream. The ice cream is always great and the servers always kind. It is small inside with little seating but plenty of outdoor seating, who really wants to eat ice cream inside on a nice summer day anyways! The interior is great,... More

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

Not sure how I missed your review. But I thank you for your kind words and support. It is especially important to us that we are keeping our local community happy and returning as we are open long before and after many seasonal shops on The Cape. Next time you are in ask for me and I'd like to thank... More

Dover, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited today since this was rated #1 and were disappointed to find the homemade ice cream is actually homemade elsewhere near Boston and delivered to the Cape. The ice cream was very good but being a Boston area ice cream connesour not quite sure how this got such a strong presence. It was very good but not the best... More

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

I am so sorry that you feel that our ice cream was less than you anticipated. It was I that waited on you. The fact that it is not made on the premises does not take anything away from it in many peoples mind. The recipes are tried and true and we are thought by many to be the best... More

Boston, MA
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a great place! The ice cream is delicious, lots of different flavors. The staff is friendly and fast. Only downside they allow smoking outside so you sit with your kids and enjoy your ice cream while someone smokes at the table next to you. Not great experience.

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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 positive experience with us. Regrettably we cannot control smoking out doors, but with so many tables it should be possible to avoid smokers most of the time. Being a non smoker myself I truly understand your displeasure, especially around children. I shall have a sign made requesting that No Smoking when... More

massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great stop on our way around Mashpee. Deer tracks for one, Coffee frappe for me, mint chocolate ship for another. Friendly service

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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. It is always great to know that the job we do is appreciated by our guests. More

Mashpee, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

For those lazy summer evenings on Cape Cod, the Cave is a great place to take the kids. The owner and staff are great, the ice cream is amazing and the fresh made waffle cones are the best!!!!

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

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on The Cave, it never gets old hearing that we are doing what we love to do and making memories for our guests. Whether summer or winter, spring or fall we are here for you. Thank you. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you go to Polar cave you have to ask for the extreme frappe, its worth every penny. The frappe is so thick you need a spoon, just like when you were a kid, and stirred your icecream in a bowl. Then they put scoops of icecream on the rim of the cup.

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

Certainly glad to hear that you like one of our Signature Creations, it is the best of both worlds - drink and eat your ice cream at the same time! It is especially appreciated that you share your review during the coldest time of the year, when then days of summer are a distant memory and something to look forward... More

Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Try the flavor of the day. The rum raisin is the best. The even have kiddie cones for all ages. Hard to choose from all the flavors.

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

As always thank you for your kind words. It never gets old hearing that what we strive so hard to do is in fact carried out and appreciated by our guests. More

Mashpee
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

If you want a fantastic ice cream experience, the Polar Cave is a most visit when you are on Cape Cod. Mark. Lawrence is the owner and chief waffle cone maker. He is a true gentleman who makes the whole place a lot of fun. He also, very quietly, donates a lot time and ice cream to kids in need.... 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 thoughts. We strive to make everyone's visit with us a nothing short of great experience in every way. Clearly you feel that we do it for you. It is only right to give back to the community, for it is they that help make us able to give back. More

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