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Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

7 Firefly Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207 288 5664
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Ranked #5 of 120 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Delray Beach, FL
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This place is really great. I love ice cream and they know how to make it at the Mount Desert Island Ice Cream! The staff is young and attractive which is a nice touch! I love chocolate anything and the young fella that helped me recommended the Callebaut Chocolate and I hesitated to get it because I usually like something... More

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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The flavors (Nutella, butterbeer, sea salt caramel, coconut, and more) were mostly outstanding, but I had to nick the overall rating because on all three visits this year, they were out of their cardamom cinnamon ice cream. Also, the smaller of the Bar Harbor locations skimped on the scooping. When you drop $17 on four cones, you should not be... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I liked the ice cream that I ate here but the choices were limited. Technically it was probably one of the better choices in town but their purist approach makes them much less popular than some of the other places.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Highly highly recommend coming to Mount Desert Island Ice Cream for high quality ice cream and sorbet. I've had the blueberry basil sorbet, honeydew sorbet and the lemon poppyseed blueberry swirl ice cream....and all were incredible. Their flavors are so unique and a must try!

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New York City, New York
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115 reviews 115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This ice-cream is simply delicious. Creamy, flavorful . . . AMAZING. Thanks to the man sitting on the bench in the village green eating a cone for the recommendation! I had "salty caramel" and it was just heavenly. $3.95 a scoop - worth it. We will return before our trip is over!!!

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The ice cream at Mount Desert came highly recommended, and we weren't disappointed! The service was great and the ice cream delicious.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great Icecream! Hands down the best we have had. Butter beer was my favorite. Sour cream blueberry crumble a close second. Definitely worth stopping here if you are in the area. Don't even think about going to a different ice cream shop.

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New York City, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Best ice cream I've ever had (and I've had a lot of great ice cream)!! You must try the butterbeer flavor. It was out of this world! All the flavors were unique and delicious! I also had the hot chili chocolate, sea salt caramel, and cookies and Maine cream.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Received this place on a local recommendation and it was great! Almost walked past it so be on the look out.

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Boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was told by someone who lives in BH during the summer months that MDI ice cream was a must-try. After dinner one night we ventured to the shop - a little off the main drag, more of a walk than we'd typically do after (esp because we passed a couple ice cream shops on the way). I convinced the... More

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