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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)
+1 860-434-6942
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Move over Ben and Jerry's. OL Ice Cream Shoppe has you beat. Pistachio my fav! Their homemade bakery items also a big hit! Stop by on a sunny autumn day or in the summer for a delightful little treat!

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Thank Constance E
STAMFORD
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295 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

On the main street in town, this place offers a variety of ice creams and has a small deli for sandwiches, etc. Nice staff, very friendly.

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Thank RALPH H
Ok Bluffs
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A deserving homemade ice cream treat after a mid-day soccer game for the grandchildren. AWESOME flavors--I had Salted caramel and sampled their delicious seasonal Pumpkin. They do also serve homemade soups, salads and sandwiches most days. Nice patio area also. Beautiful town of Old Lyme, CT.

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Thank Audrey M
Edmond, Oklahoma
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 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 

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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 bubbles 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

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Thank Nelson R
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Polin2358
Arcata, California
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121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank griggs2000
Lyme, Connecticut
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184 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank anneed
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80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank ylrac123
Lyme, Connecticut
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184 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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
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: +1 860-434-6942

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