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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)
860-434-6942
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Old Fashioned Village Meeting Place

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
NewEnglandPondskater
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New England
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New England
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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!

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Thank NewEnglandPondskater
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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!

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Thank diddy66
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe has both great ice cream, and friendly service. Easily accessed in the center of town, you can enjoy the sights or enjoy a short walk to the library after lunch. Pretty "cool".

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Thank Susan B
Brewster, New York
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place has some of the best ice cream on Connecticut's shore line -- and that's saying a lot. But their prices are outrageously high.

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Thank billpage3
Milan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Small town charm, and delicious and CREAMY ice cream, so flavorful! and many different flavors to choose from.

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Thank Michael D
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Cute ice cream shop in Old Lyme. Lots of flavored and toppings. Nice area to sit outside to enjoy the treat.

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Thank Denise33876
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great homemade ice cream seems a little exspensive but everything seems pricey these days they have sandwiches we've tried the roast beef and the ham both were good

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Thank Kelly r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The yummiest ice cream. New flavors as season roll around. The Blueberry cream and peach are THE BEST. But the new Moroccan Ginger is sweet and spicey. Delish.

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Thank eitravel76
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I have lived in town my entire life and the Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe was always one of my favorite places. Recently, however it has been taken over by a new owner. The new, young staff is extremely rude. They will scream at the customers and never have a smile. Every time I have gone here the person I'm... More 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

And wonderful sandwiches and soups for a delightful lunch. The ice cream is home made, diverse, and delicious. Seasonal favorites, like peach, abound, so revisit for the variations. Chocoholics will find irresistible offerings.

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Thank Gerald G

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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