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Downeast Ice Cream

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1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1867
207-633-3016
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't think I Haida bad ice cream cone anywhere in Maine (and I do love ice cream), but this place was better than most. Worth a stop.

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Thank Robert M
Lamar, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to stop in here both nights that we were in Boothbay Harbor. Had a blueberry cone and a coffee frappe. Enjoyed them both. Hubby enjoyed his as well.

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Thank kljstep
The Woodlands, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm from Texas where we have amazing ice cream. It is so hot all the time that we have to have it, but this ice cream place beats them all. If you pass within two hours of Boothbay, Downeast is worth the detour. Try the Wild Maine Blueberry or Peanut Butter Fantasy, and you won't be disappointed.

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Thank mgoin37
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Long line - but it moved fast. Delicious ice cream - lots of flavors to choose from. No problem getting a seat inside on a weekday evening. We came here based on other Trip Advisor and Yelp reviews.

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Thank teony20
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One scoop of ice cream here equals 3 scoops at home. Lots of flavors to choose from - loved the banana ice cream.

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Thank Cindy L
NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I consider myself an ice cream "connoisseur," and consider this place to be one of the best homemade ice creams I've ever had. Their chocolate based ice creams are fudge and rich. You can taste the quality ingredients.

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Thank BasebllMom
Mountain City, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stumbled on this place while we were just walking around taking in the sights and sound of this delightful place of Boothbay! We had such a wonderful visit there and topped a full day off with wonderful ice cream from Downeast Ice Cream. It's a tiny little place but the ice cream is just delicious. If you like (love) ice... More 

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Thank Kathy B
Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our second favorite ice cream place in Maine. The shop looks like an old time ice cream parlor inside and offers indoor and outdoor seating. In downtown Boothbay Harbor on a wharf. Fido friendly. The servings were large, the flavors fantastic and prices really reasonable. Hubby says it was one of the best milkshakes he has ever had.

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Thank Christie R
Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a tiny place, plenty of flavors (including wild Maine blueberry!) and the ice cream was tasty. Be aware they only take cash but was less expensive than the competition and every bit as good!! There was almost always a line but it moves quickly and is worth the wait.

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Thank Donna F
Olney, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed in Boothbay for a week and wanted to visit Downeast from day one because I love Ice Cream and it was #1 on Trip Advisor (not sure an ice cream place is #1 when there are so many great places to eat in Boothbay but that's another story). We walked in to town once or twice a day... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1867
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-633-3016

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