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Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

7 Firefly Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207 288 5664
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Ranked #4 of 121 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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Providence, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We walked through Bar Harbor and saw many places offering ice cream. This place had the most unique flavors of any. As usual we always get a couple of different flavors in our cup. I kept with a butter theme with butter beer and butter mint. My wife had something with Saigon cinnamon in it. We took our ice creams... More

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Gray, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had great ice cream 3 times this visit to Bar Harbor. Bay of Figs, Caramelized Pear and Toasted Coconut were so good.We always get ice cream treats at just this place when in the area.

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Gray, Maine
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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