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143 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5639
978-744-0777
Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Dessert

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  • 6
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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
Great Value

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Jadams4
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Greenville, South Carolina
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  • Families with children
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Greenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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

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East Fishkill, New York
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80 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I tasted the ginger ice cream and loved it. Refreshing but not too spicy with the fresh ginger. I had an extra thick Mojo frappe. Great combination of vanilla, chocolate, and coffee flavors! The $7 cost was what I'd expect to pay here, and I enjoyed my shake a lot! The server was nice and really helpful, too!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place has a huge selection of home made ice-creams. They have some very interesting flavors but I opted for my favorite, banana ice-cream.

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Toronto, Canada
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605 reviews 605 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
529 helpful votes 529 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I really enjoyed my milkshake at Captain Dusty's Ice Cream. A quaint, small little hole in the wall, Captain Dusty's must get terribly busy. I got there just as the Captain was about to retire for the night and the girls let me and my buddy get a quick milkshake and cone. We were not disappointed! Rich, milky ice cream... More 

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West Newfield, Maine, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Can you say heaven? This little hole in the wall ice cream shop was encountered on our walk to the House of Seven Gables. I was going to get an ice cream cone but I then saw the sign for this Mojo Frappe. I was in love after my first sip. I was ready to leave my husband and soar... More 

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Biloxi
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159 reviews 159 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stopped in on a hot day to grab something sweet. The little girl behind the counter could have used another employee to help her out, as The line backed up pretty quick. I had the witches brew flavor in a cone and it was tasty, however my friends vanilla shake tasted "odd" so we promptly tossed it in the trash.

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Stuart, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This stop was very worthwhile; the flavor choices are numerous, the servings are generous, the price is right and the taste was most enjoyable. It made the walk back to the parking garage less daunting in the afternoon heat.

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Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had delicious homemade ice cream and I chose one another more exotic flavor ginger it was just delicious rich and very enjoyable . My daughter had the cookie dough and vanilla ice cream it was better then Ben & Jerry's ! It's a quaint little place but not too many places to sit down there are a few tables... More 

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West Milford, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Super yummy ice cream! Giant size cone. The staff was very pleasant. The kids were happy and so was the hubby :)

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Captain Dusty's is close to the House of the Seven Gables - we stopped after our tour for a treat. The ice cream selection was good, and the serving generous. It was good stuff. They also had two sherbets and two sorbets - our 12 year old had a mix of the sorbets and really enjoyed it. They have some... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert

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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