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“CJ's is Simply the Best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of CJ's Big Dipper

CJ's Big Dipper
150 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-2128
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Ranked #51 of 60 Activities in Bar Harbor
Type: Food & Drink
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Geneva, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“CJ's is Simply the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

We live in Bar Harbor for three months each summer and have tried all of the ice cream shops on the island. CJ's is easily the best, creamiest and most consistently fantastic ice cream. The get their ice cream from a small Maine-based creamery that knows what it's doing. Their gelato is made on-site and is amazing.

There are other places in town, but they are either very inconsistent in quality or really expensive with poor service.

Go to CJ's, you won't be disappointed.

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“Great service and vegan friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

We love hitting up CJs. Their product is always changing and they always have 2-3 vegan friendly non-dairy ice creams. Not just sorbet. From toasted almond to black raspberry to vanilla swirl, we enjoyed all the flavors in the warm, inviting environment. 3 thumbs up for CJs!

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Columbus, Ohio
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“Walked in and Walked Right Back Out”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

After standing in line for just a minute, I noticed a sign ATM Inside on the door. That lead me to ask the guy behind the counter if they took credit cards, to which he curtly replied no we have an ATM. We walked right out. WHO in this day and age doesn't take credit cards??? So we went a block down the road to Ben & Bills, where they DO take credit cards and make their ice cream by hand and our experience was fantastic. Get with the times.... tourist town... 21st century... TAKE CREDIT CARDS!!!

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New Jersey
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“Polite & Friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2009

My family & I vacation in Bar Harbor every year. And CJ's is the place to go for ice cream, gelato, smoothies & shakes. The people who work there are always friendly and polite. It is bright & cheerful. It also has outdoor tables & chairs so you can just sit there & relax with the treat of your choice. The portions are always very generous. I would highly recomend this to any family or group traveling through the area.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Wonderful ice cream and gelato!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2006

We enjoyed dessert a few times at CJ's during our stay in Bar Harbor. They have excellent ice cream and gelato, along with generous portions. We highly recommend it for a sweet, cool treat!

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