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Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

7 Firefly Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207 288 5664
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Ranked #3 of 122 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
Gray, Maine
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Not the biggest,not the least expensive,but you won't find an ice cream shop that serves a more flavorful ice cream. All home made,in small batches just down the street,you can actually see it from the main street. Let's see...We had: Boiled Coffee,German Chocolate,that looked almost black,and the best of all....Fig.. Every flavor was very bold,and you knew what it was.... More

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Cincinnati
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

You should definitely check this place out to find unique flavors of ice cream. The environment is basic, but the ice cream is delish!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Simply avoid the others & experience this delicious ice cream! They also have a place on Main Street. There are several ice cream shops in Bar Harbor, many in more prominent locations, do yourself a favor & try mount desert ice cream. You will be delighted!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went every night of our 4-day stay in Bar Harbor. The ice cream was great quality (organic milk, cream, eggs, etc), very creamy with interesting flavors. I found the ice creams better than the sorbets - the sorbets were on the icy side. The tiny store was usually crowded but the line moved quickly. Note that there are more... More

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We returned 3 times during our stay. The milkshakes are the BEST! Real ice cream with no chemicals and fabulous flavors to choose! A REAL GEM!

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Due to the TA rating we were looking forward to eat this ice cream. First of all, the staff didn't seem to be happy to be in charge of serving customers. I wanted to try a certain flavor before I ordered it. As I did not like it that much I said it out loud - the staff looked at... More

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lmpBarHarbor, Owner at Mount Desert Island Ice Cream, responded to this review

Hi Peterpanda - I'm sorry that you had an unpleasant experience at my ice cream shop and would not recommend it. I did want to mention however, that we do actually use Nutella in our Nutella ice cream. All the Best - Linda More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Bar Harbor has a lot of good ice cream shops but this is the best. Loved the lemon-poppyseed ice cream. Even better than the fantastic Cow's of Canada.

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Portland, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As residents of the Portland area, we are lucky to have our own Mount Desert Island Ice Cream in downtown Portland. Even with our proximity to that location, there is still nowhere else in Bar Harbor that we'd rather go for ice cream than MDI! Their flavors are creative and delicious and the service is always great. There's a cute... More

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MA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

very interesting flavors, loved the cranberry bliss bar! But there plenty of interesting others. AAA+

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My girlfriend swears this is the best ice cream she ever had. Staff were super friendly and flavors were incredibly daring. She had The Dude which tasted exactly like a White Russian. An employee recommended the Indian Pudding which had molasses and cornmeal in it. I was hesitant because it was so odd but it was truly amazing. We tried... More

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