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Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

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7 Firefly Lane, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
207 288 5664
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 9
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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
Probably the best ice cream I have ever had

A MUST if you're in Bar Harbor. Our waitress at McKay's suggested this place on our first night & we visited every night. The most popular flavor is the Maine sea salt caramel which was amazing but my personal favorite was the lemon poppyseed with blackberry swirl. A flight is a good way to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
tricia b
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Lexington, Kentucky
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A MUST if you're in Bar Harbor. Our waitress at McKay's suggested this place on our first night & we visited every night. The most popular flavor is the Maine sea salt caramel which was amazing but my personal favorite was the lemon poppyseed with blackberry swirl. A flight is a good way to sample some of their unusual flavors.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You know this place must be good if Obama came here for a scoop! I had the lemon and blueberry ice cream and it was delicious.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great small ice cream place with flavors like "Bay of Figs", Basil-Blueberry, etc. Delicious ice cream and great photograph of President Obama eating his ice cream cone there a few years ago

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

THE most interesting ice cream flavors. I had cereal milk ice cream which was delicious. Even if you don't want ginger and basil ice cream, their basic chocolate and vanilla was the best.

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Levallois-Perret, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

OK Obama went there and they serve original flavors that you can't find anywhere else but they are many others place where ice cream are good as well.

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Sherborn
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Amazing ice cream served by a very odd zombie like fellow. Mr. mellow no humor dude sure served up some seriously delicious ice cream. Went three times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I had salted caramel and chocolate and tried a few others because they all tasted so good. This place is worth the walk and is way better than the more traditional ice cream places more in the middle of town. Mmm. I want more right now!

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Consistently rated as one of the best places to get ice cream in the US. President Obama stopped here during a visit. I love their unique flavors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went to CJ's ice cream first. Not impressed with them -- flavors too sweet and lines out the door. Then tried Mount Desert. Friendly staff, great ice cream with unusual flavors for both ice cream and sorbet. Must visit if in bar harbor.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Ordered the peanut butter cup ice cream and it was great. I'd like to try something a little more fancy next time. I'll be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Firefly Lane, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207 288 5664

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?