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“You scream I scream..........” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Downeast Ice Cream

Downeast Ice Cream
1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
207-633-3016
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Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“You scream I scream..........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Excellent excellent ice cream. The flavors are crazy, the portions are wow, and the prices are great. A must stop for ice cream lovers the world over.

Visited September 2013
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“One of a kind!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is by far the best ice cream I have ever tasted. It is not only the quality and generous serving sizes, but more importantly the huge and unique flavor offering. There is a story behind every flavor and the owners and employees will be happy to tell you. The French Maple flavor is tremendous and one of a kind. Turns out it was originally made as a "mistake" but we all get to share in the benefits of that mistake!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Down Right Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Every visit to Boothbay Harbor includes at least two trips to Downeast Ice Cream on the dock downtown Boothbay Harbor. The line is usually out the door as word spreads quickly about the vast array of flavors, hearty cones and excellent, creamy flavor. I try to sample at least several different kinds each trip. This time it was Cherry Seinfeld (Yum, big pieces of cherries) and Moose Traks (small p butter cups, fudge swirl also Yum). You can pick a cone which include sugar, waffle, waffle with choc and nuts and also waffle dishes to put your frozen delight into. You can also make your own sundae. It is like a step back in time for an ice cream parlor, taking into the consideration the pink wire chairs and pink tables. If you love ice cream you should not miss Downeast.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Don't Miss Out On This Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A great local shop with tons of choices to make from hand dipped to soft serve frozen delights. Definitely worth a stroll down to the shop at night to end the perfect day in this quaint local harbor town, but don't be surprised if the line for ice cream is out the door right up until closing time. A loved favorite for tourists and locals combined. Lots of choices from homemade flavors to an ice cream sundae bar where you may select your own toppings. A very clean and comfortable place to hang out and enjoy a refreshing treat. Don't miss it!

Visited August 2013
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South Florida, Florida
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Ice Cream in Boothbay Harbor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

They have a long line but it moved fast. There were many flavors to choose from and the ice cream was very good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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