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Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe & Cafe

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34 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2331 (Formerly Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe)
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I took a wrong turn and wound up in Lyme. Saw a couple sitting on a bench in front of this place. Busted a u turn and went back ourselves. Kristin got a double vanilla and I had the sweet coconut ice cream. Good grief it was good. Kind of neat to sit on a bench in a... More 

Thank Shannon F
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Wanted ice cream on the way home, Googled a shop and this one came up... great ice cream, nice little shop... Only negative is the fact we felt bad for the workers, no ac and crazy hot inside! They were working hard

Thank Nelson R
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The ice cream is homemade and is fresh, variety of flavors. The staff is very attentive and friendly. There is lots of outdoor seating available. No bathroom available for patrons.

Thank Polin2358
Arcata, California
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121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

One of my pleasant discoveries is the Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe on Lyme Street. They make their own ice cream, which is scrumptious. My favorites so far Salted Carmel and Agatha Crispy.

Thank griggs2000
Lyme, Connecticut
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179 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Finally got back as season opened-unfortunately found out my favorite dog had some surgery so is not back often...but today I saw the ice cream du jour-homemade angel food cake, blueberries, I think choc chip ice cream and maybe black raspberry-whipped crème. I just got a few scoops of very creamy salted caramel and choc chip- but saw the confection... More 

Thank anneed
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80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I appreciate how this is homemade ice cream, however their scoop portions are not at all generous for the price... you would think that for paying $5 for a 2 scoop they would give heaping portions that fill over the top of the cup, but sadly that is not the case. I only received 2 very skimpy scoops. Ice cream... More 

Thank ylrac123
Lyme, Connecticut
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179 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Cute bustling little sandwich-and-some- o- the-best -ice-cream-on-earth -shop! Folks come with their kids to take out dripping luscious cones, or sit more sedately outside and lick their cones-others stay awhile for a yummy sandwich and some bring their dogs by-there is one very special dog, a big darling, friendly mastiff who has my heart--he loves to be patted and makes... More 

Thank anneed
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Good sandwiches, soups and great ice creams. Also, owner will do exceptionally good catering if needed.

Thank MatureGourmet
New England
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

A great place in the center of town where kids, teens, adults and grandparents gather and mix to taste the best ice cream in town!

Thank NewEnglandPondskater
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184 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe has the best sundaes. The have great flavors and toppings. The only negative is that the ice cream is very soft and I prefer a more solid texture. Love ordering and enjoying the treats sitting outside!

Thank diddy66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2331 (Formerly Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Lyme
  • Phone Number: 860-434-6942

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