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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: Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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 service and awesome ice-cream!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
CasHoefman
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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586 reviews 586 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
504 helpful votes 504 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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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Carmel, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great ice cream choices, some unique. Very friendly and outgoing staff. The "single scoop" servings are gigantic; take the cup when the staff recommends it! Fun place.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Not worth the walk out of town. Hard ice cream is served soft, didn't even stay on cones, stale waffle cone, no crunch in the butter crunch. Great fruit smoothy earned it 3 instead 2 stars.

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