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Captain Dusty's Ice Cream

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143 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5639
978-744-0777
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Unusually Creamy!

You may miss this little shop if you blink but it is well worth it to keep your eyes open near Derby Wharf and the Salem Maritime National Historic Sight. This small, funky ice cream shop is popular! You may encounter a line but stick with it. Your choice of flavors is not huge, but that makes it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Christine D
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Brockton, Massachusetts
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Brockton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

You may miss this little shop if you blink but it is well worth it to keep your eyes open near Derby Wharf and the Salem Maritime National Historic Sight. This small, funky ice cream shop is popular! You may encounter a line but stick with it. Your choice of flavors is not huge, but that makes it so much... More 

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Thank Christine D
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Small ice cream shop a little off the beaten path. A little bit of a line which moved slow. We ordered a small cup. Ice cream flavor average. Prices a bit high. Very efficient staff.

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Thank AmyBeck49
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The place to go for ice cream in Salem!!! We had the best Maple Walnut we've ever had. Save room after your meal or grab as an afternoon snack on the way to see The House of The Seven Gables.

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Thank karryon11
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We stopped by a couple times during our stay in Salem. I make ice cream at home, and this was every bit as good -- without me having to make the effort. =) The pricing was in-line with any tourist town, the service was brisk, and my sweetie especially liked that the peppermint swirl was creamly, lovely peppermint without brittle+chewy... More 

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Thank Craig S
Adelaide
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

There are many tempting ice cream flavors but I try to avoid cream soI had the mandarin gelato but it was not my idea of gelato--rather creamy and too sweet.

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Thank KatydidAdelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

i cant go a day with out this ice cream in this old crescent city .on a warm summer day its wonderful to sit on the bench and have some of there delicious old fashioned ice cream

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Thank Noirah B
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Perfect little ice cream shop, perfectly situated. Ice cream and frozen yogurt better than usual. Have dessert here instead of the restaurant and get out and walk around!

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Thank SampleASample
Upstate NY
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There were lots of homemade flavors and the serving sizes are quite generous. The ones we chose were Peanut Butter Oreo and Witch's Brew (or something similar), which was supposed to have chocolate chips, mini peanut butter cups, heath bar chips, and something else in it. Neither of us got anything in ours, which was quite disappointing. The ice cream... More 

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Thank ready2goagain
Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Really good ice cream. Tasted fresh. We went after our House of Seven Gables tpur. Husband had hot fudge sundae very generous medium portion. Only 2 tables & 4 chairs just so you know. We would definitely return there for the awesome ice cream.

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Thank JewelsAiken_SC
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The ice cream was terrific with plenty of choices. The best part was how they piled on the ice cream!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5639
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-744-0777

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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