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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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Lots of non-traditional ice cream flavors. I sampled the Thai Chili Coconut and the young lady warned me that it would have a kick, which it did. But still tasty. I ordered something with cream and caramel and sea salt and it was delicious. Some of the best ice cream I've had. As usual I asked for a cone with... More

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I am not an ice cream person, but the interesting flavors at MDIIC were really enticing. The family loved the more traditional flavors, I had the more esoteric flavors and loved it. I would recommend if you are an ice cream person, and REALLY recommend if you are not.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My family stopped here twice in four days. The ice creams flavors are quite unusual and really delicious. The servers were very friendly and helpful. We had LOTS of tastes of different flavors. The scoops were very generous in size and I felt the prices were fair. We wouldn't miss a visit to Mount Desert Island Ice Cream next time... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Would definitely return to this place to sample some more of their interesting flavours. I enjoyed the buttermint and cinnamon ice cream with sherry soaked raisins. Unfortunately I left feeling that I had somehow inconvenienced the two young ladies behind the counter by ordering my ice cream.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is one of our must-stop places in Bar Harbor. The ice ream is very fresh and the flavors are so unusual. Where else can you get lavender ice cream? Or green tea? And it is good! We always enjoy a visit here in the summer. Way better than the other ice cream joint in town.

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Richmond, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had four little bowls of ice cream which took 20$ out of our pockets. Tried out the toasted coconut which was just ordinary vanilla with crushed coconut in it, not toasted. My wife tried mexican chocolat which was vanilla ice cream with cinnamon and a hint of chocolat. The kids tried caramel salt which seemed fine with them. The ice... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Devine! I think I tried 10 flavors and had am impossible decision to make in the end. Every taste out did the last. Sweet fresh and unique.

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Collingswood, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have visited Mount Desert Island Ice Cream for the past two nights and will be back at least a couple more times before our week in Bar Harbor is over. What imaginative flavors! I do recommend requesting a taste of any you're curious about- I ruled out a couple that way but found some amazing flavors as well. My... More

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