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Emack and Bolio's

Route 6A, Oracle Square, Orleans, MA 02653
508 - 255 - 5844
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Ranked #21 of 53 Restaurants in Orleans
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
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32 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
DeWitt, New York
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277 reviews 277 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I don't see what some other TripAdvisor reviews seem to see in this place. We stopped for ice cream and nothing that any of us had was in any way special or out of the ordinary. Don't get me wrong, the ice cream is quite good and we enjoyed it. But to earn something better than an average rating you... More

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Ossining, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Family favorite! Always great. Great choice of ice cream flavors. Sit and enjoy at the tables. Don't miss.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The service was excellent, ice cream was just average, nothing special. The highest priced root beer float known to man - $4.90 for a can of pop with one scoop of ice cream on the ridge of the glass, unreal! The website advertised this as housemade 'soda' and it was a can of pop that was opened in front of... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stopped in after the ball game in town, and found a scaled back menu of flavors, an empty, grubby shop and bored young servers who didn't seem to care much about the ice cream or our questions. Prices are ridiculous. You can only get 1 flavor in a 1 scoop ice cream size - which is not small and more... More

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Dunbarton, NH
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218 reviews 218 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The ice cream was good, but did not feel welcome there at all. The kid who waited on us appeared unable to smile, as did the woman who was taking an ice cream cake order. Just didn't feel like anyone cared that we were there, and there were only three of us in there, so not crowded. Nice outdoor seating,... More

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Torrington, Connecticut
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

As I was driving by this establishment, I noticed a sign that said "this is for the ice cream connoisseur..." I can almost consider myself a connoisseur, and this was a disappointment. Their flavors were ok, but I didn't get what I ordered. It didn't have that homemade, creamy freshness that I look for. New Englanders love their ice cream,... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

On vacation my goal is ice cream every day. On this trip to Cape Cod I tried 3 different spots and this one was my favorite. The flavors were great, you could tell it was made with high quality ingredients and it was not too sweet. I am here one more day and looking forward to stopping one last time... More

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Canton, Ma
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Three words: "Serious Chocolate Addiction." The ice cream is high-quality, creamy and delicious. The chocolate flavor is intense. There are lots of chocolate chunks, not just a few. It is definitely a chocolate orgasm! All their flavors are great but somehow I can’t stop ordering this one. I can’t wait for them to re-open next Spring.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My family has been going to "Emacks" since we first began vacationing on the Cape about 25 years ago. Their ice cream is delicious! In all the years we've been going, we've never gone to other ice cream places because we are SO happy with this gem. I highly recommend their formerly named "Almond Joy" (I believe it's now called... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Good ice cream, but $5.29 for a two scoop medium cup. Lots if other ice cream parlours with ice cream of at least quality and substantially less expensive.

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