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Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

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7 Firefly Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207 288 5664
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Late Night

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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best!!

Amazing, unique flavors! The hubby and I were there every day of our stay and tried almost every flavor (although they are always changing). Wish they shipped!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Mlanzalotti
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Wife and I went here expecting a transcendent ice cream experience and left a bit disappointed. Perhaps we tried the wrong flavors : (

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Amazing, unique flavors! The hubby and I were there every day of our stay and tried almost every flavor (although they are always changing). Wish they shipped!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Many off center flavors to choose from, in a not so wonderful area to sit down and enjoy your ice cream. The benches along the sidewalk are okay as are the park benches. We'd go back .

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

What can I say ? – what an amazing find. We were in Bar Harbor as part of a cruise, and had just completed a lovely walk in the Acadia National park. Our guide had told us about the Mount Desert ice cream and we decided to track it down. When we got there we found our fellow hikers had... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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241 reviews 241 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

If you want good variety on ice cream that is flavors that are more unique, than this is the place to go. You will not find your plain Jane vanilla or chocolate, they like to mix it up a bit. But it is very good. I enjoyed "The Dude" ice cream which is white Russian flavored as inspired by the... More 

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Hunterdon County
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We've been hearing about this place and the ice cream was so fantastic that in our limited time here, we had to make a second visit. I'm a chocolaholic, and their Belgian Chocolate ice cream is out of this world (i had it both visits); my husband is a coffee fan, and he had boiled coffee the first time, and... More 

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Ridgefield, CT
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541 reviews 541 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This ice cream shop offered a variety of odd flavors and was touted as being one of the best ice creams ever. I found that it was satisfactory but nothing to go crazy about.

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Mt. Desert Island
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

President Obama and his family had ice cream at the Main St. location. No matter what your politics, this was the ice cream they chose to eat on their visit, and it's the only place I eat ice cream in Bar Harbor. The flavors vary during the season, depending on the inventiveness of their ice cream maker and what's in... More 

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New England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Just like the sign says. We visited Bar Harbor for 5 days and had ice cream 4 days in a row from Mt. Dessert Island Ice Cream. There are two locations, one on Main street, about 5-6 blocks from the town pier. The other location is on Firefly Lane, across from the Village Green park, which is the location we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was in Bar Habor three nights and came here for ice cream twice, so it is doing something right. The flavors are fun - sometimes a little too over the top. And the quality of the ice cream just right. Creamy without being cloying. And the portions are ample... "one scoop" is big enough that you can have two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Firefly Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207 288 5664

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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