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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, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 266
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  • 86
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  • 30
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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
Amazing flavors!

Things you never thought could go in ice cream - they do it! Loved the butterscotch miso. Highly recommend this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
Amie F
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Things you never thought could go in ice cream - they do it! Loved the butterscotch miso. Highly recommend this place!

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Thank Amie F
Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My Fav ice cream place in Bar Harbor I like the lower main street location friendly service and awesome ice cream

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Thank deniseemorgan
Severn, Maryland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Well-made ice cream in interesting flavors. You could get fancy and order a sundae or something, but the ice cream is so good, why would you need to embellish it?

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Thank Triedit
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Helped ourselves to an ice cream treat because our meal wasn't that great. There are so many great flavors to choose from. I picked the Maple Pecan and my husband chose a port/chocolate concoction that we both couldn't get enough of. Only wished there was a way we could have brought some of it home with us.

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Thank Rosemarie S
Starbuck, Minnesota
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

If you are an ice cream fan, you gotta stop here!! There are so many interesting and unique flavors that you'll have a terrible time picking one.Fresh peach was fabulous!

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Thank KESinMN21
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We called in after dinner last night. We were impressed by the unusual flavour combinations but settled for salted caramel cones. These were fantastic, just the right amount of salt, which enhanced the flavour of the caramel. A must visit venue for ice cream lovers

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Thank David T
Tavernier, Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Great ice cream. HUGH portions. Best I had in Bar Harbor. Good value for the quality. Many exotic flavors.

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Downingtown PA
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I had read about this place before coming to Bar Harbor. In a food magazine or somewhere. They have some very interesting flavors. We tried Bay of Figs and Maine Maple Pecan. The shop is located right next to the Village Green. Nice to sit on the bench and eat ice cream after a long day.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I LOVED the butterscotch miso, and the blueberry streusel wasn't far behind. I would've liked to have scoops upon scoops of several other flavors, but it just wasn't feasible (or healthy). I wish we had an inventive ice cream shop like this back home!

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Thank grace m
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We stopped in to MDI Ice Cream out of curiosity and couldn't leave without four flavors in two cups... on two separate occasions! The staff was cheerful and accommodating, and the ice cream was fun and inventive - and delicious! I can't wait to go back.

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Thank John M

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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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?