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The Cookie Jar Pastry Shop

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554 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1011
207-799-0671
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

So much to choose from and with such great prices, you could really buy everything! I had a sugar cookie with some amazing icing on top and I purchased cupcakes as a gift. The cupcakes were very well received. I can't wait to go back to this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cookie121176
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much to choose from and with such great prices, you could really buy everything! I had a sugar cookie with some amazing icing on top and I purchased cupcakes as a gift. The cupcakes were very well received. I can't wait to go back to this place.

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Thank Cookie121176
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been going here since I was a little girl. My favorite is their Persian Buns (a cinnamon roll with frosting). Their cut out sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies are also excellent. It is very close to Fort Williams so it is a perfect stop after a walk for a treat!

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Thank Mainah3
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full of wonderful treats, great coffee and friendly staff. Reminds me of the bakery I used to visit in my hometown when I was growing up. So much fun to walk in and look at all the wonderful cookies, cakes, donuts and whoopie pies! It is always hard to make a decision of what to get. It is all good!... More 

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Thank forshara
Versailles, Kentucky, United States
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We bought 4 Cannoli's. They were the best I have ever had. Too bad I live in Kentucky!!!!! Could you please send me some?

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Thank Shirley D
Palm Springs, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Located on beautiful Shore Road in Cape Elizabeth, The Cookie Jar Pastry Shop is a favourite of locals and those fortunate enough to stumble upon it. Everything is mouthwatering and tasty...try the Hermit cookies, donuts, and yes the raspberry Bismarks. Staff is helpful and friendly. Definitely worth a special trip!

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Thank Jim B
South Portland, Maine, United States
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is an old fashioned bakery with a large variety of pastries, cookies, pies and cakes. Their donuts are the best, and have the old time texture and taste that is missing with the chain donut shops. Limited seating, but you can stop in and have coffee and a sweet with friends or family. They have a day-old rack with... More 

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Thank Paula H
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Keep a fork handy because you're going to want to stab whoever's hand tries to steal your raspberry Bismarck. A Bismarck, by the way, is essentially a cream-filled donut without a hole in the middle. We saw TCJ as we were driving down to Portland Head Lights lighthouse, and made a pit stop on the way back. Although I don't... More 

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Thank emzee1012
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Completely random find. We had never been to the Head Light and we're probably going faster than we should have but the place was very eye catching...so after not alot of thought we turned around and are glad we did. The wife got the cream filled strawberry turnover and I had the cream horn that was as big as a... More 

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Thank Shawn F
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Donuts and pastries were all delicious, even the next day when we took them back to our room. Wish we had more room to stuff in a few more. We would definitely visit again if in the area.

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Thank Sue K
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Cookie Jar has been a fixture ever since I've lived here (almost 40 years). I now take my grandkids who love the lobster shaped cookies. My personal favorite are the doughnuts. They are made the way doughnuts should be made and come in a wide variety of flavors. They are very large as well, so one really does the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 554 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Cape Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: 207-799-0671

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm

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