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Downeast Ice Cream

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1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1867
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yummy ice cream in the middle of the bustle of Boothbay Harbor. Stopped there twice on our stay & both times were great!

Thank kstokes2015
Bolton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In the centre of Boothbay Harbour this ice cream parlour is a delight. So many great flavours to choose from and each one scrumptious and huge! Seating inside but best taken outside to watch the world go by.

Thank Catherine S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place certainly couldn't be better! The most fantastic ice cream I've had in a long time. There had to be at least forty flavors, how do you choose just two or three? My girlfriend and I had the do-it-yourself Sunday bar. It was incredible! Our dishes were huge, what a great bargain for the money. You have to eat... More 

Thank FilEFan
Washington, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good prices and awesome ice cream. I feel that you get what you pay for. Definitely recommend stopping in. They serve all different types and styles of ice cream.

Thank Borne2Travel
Baldock, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small ice cream parlour has a huge selection of flavours and the ice cream is wonderful. Just beware the portions are very large and two scoops here is more than a generous serving. There is some seating inside but in busy times don't bank on it. Don't miss if you are an ice cream lover, but don't eat first!

Thank Mike O
Louisville, Kentucky
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in on the Saturday before Columbus Day when they close for the season. The best deal is the hit fudge brownie sundae with 2 scoops of rich ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles and a cherry on top for $5.35. The variety of flavors was running low but the butter pecan and chocolate chip was perfect in this sundae.

Thank Markmil
ft mitchell, ky
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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to go to Wannawaf but they were closed for the season. This a good place for the mid afternoon snack with varieties of Icecream. Went 3 times in 3

Thank leccvg
East Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for dessert after a lobster lunch. The ice cream we finally chose (lots of flavors to choose from) was creamy and very tasty. Be warned that if you order a single scoop, you'll get a dish that is equivalent to 2 scoops elsewhere.

Thank donna p
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134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great variety of flavors, reasonably priced and good sized portions. 2 small dishes were about $5 and were more than enough....such a nice treat we visited them twice!

Thank tashapVermont
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

worth the stop to pick up a gift or someething to nosh on while trveling in the state of Maine. there are several types of fudge and taffy as well.

Thank Lance B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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?