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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: Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 218
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth a visit

Many off center flavors to choose from, in a not so wonderful area to sit down and enjoy your ice cream. The benches along the sidewalk are okay as are the park benches. We'd go back .

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Mark6771
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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326 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews 87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Many off center flavors to choose from, in a not so wonderful area to sit down and enjoy your ice cream. The benches along the sidewalk are okay as are the park benches. We'd go back .

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

What can I say ? – what an amazing find. We were in Bar Harbor as part of a cruise, and had just completed a lovely walk in the Acadia National park. Our guide had told us about the Mount Desert ice cream and we decided to track it down. When we got there we found our fellow hikers had... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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219 reviews 219 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

If you want good variety on ice cream that is flavors that are more unique, than this is the place to go. You will not find your plain Jane vanilla or chocolate, they like to mix it up a bit. But it is very good. I enjoyed "The Dude" ice cream which is white Russian flavored as inspired by the... More 

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Hunterdon County
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We've been hearing about this place and the ice cream was so fantastic that in our limited time here, we had to make a second visit. I'm a chocolaholic, and their Belgian Chocolate ice cream is out of this world (i had it both visits); my husband is a coffee fan, and he had boiled coffee the first time, and... More 

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Ridgefield, CT
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507 reviews 507 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This ice cream shop offered a variety of odd flavors and was touted as being one of the best ice creams ever. I found that it was satisfactory but nothing to go crazy about.

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Mt. Desert Island
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

President Obama and his family had ice cream at the Main St. location. No matter what your politics, this was the ice cream they chose to eat on their visit, and it's the only place I eat ice cream in Bar Harbor. The flavors vary during the season, depending on the inventiveness of their ice cream maker and what's in... More 

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New England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Just like the sign says. We visited Bar Harbor for 5 days and had ice cream 4 days in a row from Mt. Dessert Island Ice Cream. There are two locations, one on Main street, about 5-6 blocks from the town pier. The other location is on Firefly Lane, across from the Village Green park, which is the location we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was in Bar Habor three nights and came here for ice cream twice, so it is doing something right. The flavors are fun - sometimes a little too over the top. And the quality of the ice cream just right. Creamy without being cloying. And the portions are ample... "one scoop" is big enough that you can have two... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This place has delicious flavors and everyone should be able to find something they like. Love the ginger ice cream, blueberry, and the white chocolate raspberry, but other flavors were probably great too, we just couldn't try them all. The ice cream is preservative free, and some probably are not as "hard" as you are used to and may work... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Salted caramel and lemon raspberry were two of my favorites, but everything I sampled was wonderful. Bay of Figs oh my!

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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