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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
best ice cream

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Noirah B
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Adelaide
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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New York City, New York
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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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Upstate NY
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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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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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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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East Fishkill, New York
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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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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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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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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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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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