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“Best ice cream we found...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream
7 Firefly Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207 288 5664
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Ranked #2 of 6 Ice Cream in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Late Night
Chicago, IL
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Best ice cream we found...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

If you were driving through Maine, you discovered that ice cream is a popular thing there. This was the best ice cream that we found on our trip to ME. The ice cream flavors were so true, and the taste was so incredibly creamy. We never experienced a line there, but if we did, it would be worth the wait. The staff was also nice, and allowed you to have a sample. I would HIGHLY recommend!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Really Creamy & Just GOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

So many choices, so creamy...

The three of us each had a different ice cream; a sea salt caramel, the peanut butter, and the blueberry. Each was FANTASTIC.

We went towards closing so there weren't long lines.

Visited July 2012
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“So Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

There are a lot of the ice cream shops in Bar Harbor, but this one is the best and most unique! Homemade and unusual flavor combinations that are so delicious! They let you sample as many flavors as you like until you find the perfect one for you! Too many yummy choices! Take your ice cream to go and enjoy it in the park across the street!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pleasant Grove, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good Ice Cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We visited Bar Harbor in August and stopped in for some Ice Cream on a Friday night. The town was jumping, lots of people having a great time in the resort town. The line was long, but didnt mind the wait. While the Ice Cream was good, it was not fantastic (in my opinion). The customer service was good and the were helpful and friendly.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“Truly Great Ice Cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

I came to Mt. Desert expecting it to have been overhyped. Quite to the contrary, you can believe the hype! Incredible amount of flavors. Among my favorites were Maine Sweet Corn with Rasberry Swirl, Sea Salt Caramel, Bay of Figs, and Butterbeer. Of course, there are always a couple off all the wall flavors such as Roasted Beet and Gorgonzola. These are definitely acquired tastes, but go and try them. The prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the ice cream

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