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Captain Dusty's Ice Cream

143 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5639
978-744-0777
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Ranked #17 of 213 restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Dessert
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert
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Amherst, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My kids tell me the ice cream was really good... It was certainly generous portions. The place got hit was a lot of people and only one girl working.... She maintained her cool and got through the rush with a smile on her face, something to be said about that. The place definitely could have used a cleaning, but again... More

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North Shore, MA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

​Captain Dusty’s, with several ice cream shops on the North Shore, is much-loved by many locals. Like the others, the Salem shop offers lots of flavors of both ice cream and frozen yogurt as well as the usual array of ice cream treats (sundaes, splits, frappes, etc.). There are numerous hand-written signs with additions to the menu; these can be... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I tried Captain Dusty’s based on the Trip Advisor reviews…and am so glad I did! The pumpkin pie flavored ice cream was delicious. There were so many flavors to choose from – almost too many! The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back again.

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south river,nj
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67 reviews 67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Wow!!! I ordered a kiddy size of their White Russian chip and received what would be a regular size scoop in any other place, very very generous!! And very very delicious. They had a lot to choose from and I look forward to going back and trying more.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Walked by a few times and we decided that yes we were ready for ice cream. As I am a chocoholic enough said for my choice, however my sister opted for the pumpkin pie flavor which I thought was The best I have ever tasted. My only disappointment was that I did not get a chance to go back and... More

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maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Confession: We take the kids out for ice cream almost every night on this trip. So we have some experience as we have been on the road for almost 3 weeks. Captain Dusty's was pretty dang good. Homemade ice cream nom nom nom. The youngest takes his chocolate shakes as serious as a wine collector, and he ranked this one... More

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Nantes, France
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243 reviews 243 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Incredible queue to access such ice cream store but we understand why after ; homemade ice creams with plenty of tastes , very good to try

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Northern Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The place had very nice and friendly staff, and had plenty of options to choose. I got the banana ice cream!!! OMG they never have banana ice cream anywhere, five stars for banana ice cream! I also got the maple walnut ice cream. They were both good, although if you have a sweet tooth, these homemade ice creams might not... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

A small dish yields a very generous portion, but the product here lacks the extraordinary richness and flavour one might expect from a shop boasting "homemade" ice cream. Still, if you're walking the red line (self guided tour through town) this makes for a cool treat on a hot day; but it's nothing special.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I was actually pretty disappointed in this ice cream shop. The ice cream tasted ok, but kind of melted and soft. Outside of the dingy kind of atmosphere (it looks like the management has no interest in fixing this place up or improving it) the service was not good, kind of depressing. I wouldn't go back there. I almost gave... More

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