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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 227
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This small ice cream shop is not right on the main road and you will miss it if you don't look for it. They have the most interesting flavor so have ever seen in an ice cream shop. It was delicious. This would definitely be worth skipping the other shops and finding this one.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
lykell
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Birmingham, Alabama
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Birmingham, Alabama
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This small ice cream shop is not right on the main road and you will miss it if you don't look for it. They have the most interesting flavor so have ever seen in an ice cream shop. It was delicious. This would definitely be worth skipping the other shops and finding this one.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you only ever order vanilla or chocolate ice cream this place is not for you. This shop is for ice cream lovers only that are willing to challenge their taste buds with unique combinations and tastes. I had a scoop of lemon poppyseed blackberry swirl ice cream and a scoop of Nutella. My boyfriend had Nutella and a scoop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped in on a Saturday evening during a long weekend in Bar Harbor after reading reviews on here. Flavor selection was incredible- very unique combinations. Portions and prices were very reasonable. I got the blueberry sour cream streusel and boyfriend got the salted caramel. Highly recommend both!

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Great Falls, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I wanted locally made ice cream. MDI offered many unusual and creative flavors -- probably more artisnal than the other ice cream places in town. I had ginger which was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for ice cream after dinner. They server was very friendly and let me taste a lot of flavores. The scoops are larger in the cup so we ordered 2 scoops in a cup with the cone on top. It was a lot of ice cream but tasted wonderful. It was thicker and stickier than ice cream. It... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Awesome ice cream near the park. The hard part is deciding which flavor to choose but don't worry, the friendly staff will let you try every single one if you want. We visited this little shop every day we were in town. If you love ice cream, you must try Mt. Desert!

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've eaten ice cream all over the world, and this is some of the best. Try the Maine Sea Salt Caramel. They offer Flights, where for $5.50 you can get 4 different ice cream scoops in a dish. Try as many flavors as you can, they have a lot of crazy flavors.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were staying in a village a few miles outside of Bar Harbor but each time we made the trip into town we stopped here for ice cream. We kept thinking we should try somewhere else but just couldn't bring ourselves to do it! This place was just too yummy. I love that they use "real" ingredients - it tastes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

They have a nice selection of inventive flavors. Try the Thai Coconut Chili. The kiddie sized cone at $4 was enough of a sweet snack for me.

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Geneva, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

After reading the reviews about Mount Desert Island Ice Cream on Trip Advisor, I had to try it and I was not disappointed! First, all of the ice cream is made at MDI Ice Cream and they are VERY creative with their favors. Some of the favors available on our multiple visits included blueberry sour cream struesal, strawberry buttermilk sherbet,... More 

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Additional Information about Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

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

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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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