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Captain Sam's

136 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4746
+1 207-619-7211
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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136 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4746
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

OMG. This place was awesome. Fabulous homemade ice cream, and well-worth the splurge. The Maine Blueberry ice cream was fantastic - so fresh and flavorful - not "processed" tasting. Also tried the Seabiscuit with Biscoff cookies which was good, too. But one day during our...More

Thank lobstahluva
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Ice cream is delicious -- all flavors but I especially liked the praline! You can even get really small tastes! Highly recommended after lunch.

Thank weyl-59
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped here while spending the afternoon in the Old Port. We walked by once and there was a long line and people outside eating their ice cream. Knew it had to be good. She got a simple flavor—can’t remember. I got...More

Thank kpurvis87
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here after dinner for some homemade ice cream. Creative flavors to be had and also offer chocolate candy creations. My Wife didn’t want an ice cream until she saw they offer the tiniest sugar cone we have ever seen, they even have a...More

Thank BladeGuy603
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Cute little shop with tons of flavor! A little pricy for a 2 scoop dish .. BUT the flavor was top notch homemade delish! I enjoyed a scoop of salted caramel along with a scoop of Kentucky derby- a bourbon chocolate pecan confection! I have...More

Thank wmcap33
Reviewed July 15, 2018

A nice little shop with some very creative flavors. The ice cream was delicious. The service was even better. The workers were over the top friendly. They recommended many places to visit and eat and told us all about Portland.

Thank Hall4pete
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Convenient stop along the main drag in town, next to the water, offers a pleasant mid-day treat. Wide variety of ice cream, along with a few souvenirs. Helpful, friendly staff.

Thank ThatToddlinTown
Reviewed May 15, 2018

They had different flavors than other ice cream shops. I got the black raspberry with chocolate chips. My ice cream was very tasty but there were very few chips in the ice cream. Every few bites I would get a chip. My hubby got the...More

Thank skitraveler1
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Great selection to choose from, ice cream was very creamy and delicious. It was nice that there were several tables to sit at.

Thank PJMinCT
Reviewed April 30, 2018

I almost passed this place by because of the name and cartoonish logo...didn't communicate quality ice cream to me but...SO glad I went inside. My favorite ice cream is chocolate chip, that's the only flavor I ever order anywhere. So, I ordered Captain Sam's chocolate...More

Thank Ana V
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4746
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-619-7211
Phone (207) 619-7211
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