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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront
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Reviewed July 10, 2022

What a great place for a cool treat by the shores of Deep Creek Lake. The Creamery had over 20 different flavors of ice cream and an assortment of toppings to decorate your choice. I had Cherry Vanilla and Maple Walnut and they were delicious....The joyful staff appeared to be college students as where many of the customers. The walls of the Creamery were adorned with school pennants from colleges and universities both near and far. There was seating in the Creamery as well as tables outside to enjoy your treat and take in the scenery by the lake. A great place for families with children to satisfy the sweet tooth. Tip: How many pennants do you recognize?More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022

We always stop by usually more than once when we come to DCL. Friendly young staff, lots of flavors, something for everyone!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022

Who can go on vacation without checking out the local ice cream. Lakeside Creamery is a must stop! Lots of flavors - the chocolate is among the best I've tasted.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

Delicious ice cream, well worth the wait (10-20 minutes). Fresh ice cream and fresh waffle cones. A lot of kids working and all of them hustle and are very friendly despite the long lines, which is refreshing to see. They charge by the pound so...if you want an extra half scoop, go for it! We went four times during our week stay, it was fantastic every time. Best Butter Pecan I've ever had.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021

Selection of ice cream was nice. The server knew there was something going on with the hot fudge (though I could not hear exactly what she said). The fudge was literally cold like it had been on a shelf. Don't like that she was aware...of the problem and served the item regardless.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021

Ice cream is very good. Lines can be long with no social distancing. A bit pricey. But overall, delicious and worth a try. Picnic tables in back that overlook the water.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 15, 2021 via mobile

Worst ice cream i have ever had. 4 people in our party, we all got different things, everything tasted awful. Do not recommend. Nice location on the water.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed November 9, 2020 via mobile

So good! There’s always a line here but it’s worth it. The prices are by weight. They have great selections of ice cream. Yum.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 11, 2020

Went here for some ice cream after dinner. We were just going to grab 2 pre-packaged to-go quarts to have later. They had 3 service lines open when we arrived all with lines. That normally means good ice cream. Here it meant terribly disorganized service....We waited in one line for 20 minutes and didn't move at all. We switched to another line for another 10 minutes. We got the window where a middle school aged boy took our order. He was friendly and courteous, but shouldn't have been working the window. We asked him what was in the "Cookie Monster" flavor, and he didn't know -- an important question for my wife who has some dietary restrictions. Then he provided us a with a sheet of quarts to order from. We picked 2. After 6 minutes, he came back and told us one of the flavors wasn't available. I'm not sure why that took 6 minutes. We ordered another flavor -- again pre-packaged -- and it took him another 3 minutes. No wonder the lines are long. We were trying to order 2 pre-packaged quarts and we've been at the window for 10 minutes! Oh, and then you are supposed to get a free ice cream scooper when you order 2 quarts but -- you guessed it -- they were out of those, too. When we finally ate the ice cream, it was quite tasty, but I'm not sure if I want to expose myself to that level of disorganization again. Looking inside, the whole operation was quite inefficient -- it never looked like anyone was actually scooping any ice cream. They also need a separate order and pickup line. Oh, and they had a sign posted with prices, but no evidence of how much a single scoop or double scoop cost. Only add-ons like waffle cone prices and crazy creations like banana splits and 24 scoops in a frisbee. And the flavor listing was obscured by tents.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 11, 2020

This is a must when in the area. They have a large flavor selection with some different options. Some people complain about the weighting system they use but I have never had an issue with it. They practice social distancing while you are waiting in...line. When we were there though there was barely a wait. The ice cream is always yummy. I had the butterfinger and it was delicious. They have tables to sit at by the lake and the view is amazing. We stopped on a beautiful fall day and loved sitting by the lake and eating our ice cream. This has always been a must stop for us since they vacationed here for the first time over 25 years ago.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

This is a must when in the area. They had a large flavor selection with some different options. They also have some fun sundae and menu ideas. I chose the chocolate butter and it was the best chocolate I have ever had. There is also...am amazing view of the lake and shops next door.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 18, 2020 via mobile

4 of us opted for milkshakes and my daughter had 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream with "Jimmys", the chocolate and vanilla shakes were the best. The strawberry was so thick that we couldn't drink it through the straw. It was very very thick and...creamy. Overall good experience. We would come back again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 1, 2020

Me and my family always stop at Lakeside Creamery when we are on vacation at Deep Creek Lake. It is always busy.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

My husband and I love coming to DCL and make a point of stopping at the Creamery for a treat. It was pouring rain and due to COVID-19, we waited in a temporary "tent" for service from an outdoor window, but thought it would be...worth it. We ordered simple flavors...me chocolate and my husband vanilla. My husband said he could taste sugar, but really didn't taste "vanilla." My chocolate was "ok" but I can't say it was special. Maybe it is because I'm used to double chocolate. I dont think they changed the ice cream formula...I hope not...but neither of us finished our cone this time.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 27, 2020 via mobile

Poorly managed such that the wait time for simple desserts was unreasonable IMHO. I know the kids were working hard but there must have been glaring inefficiencies behind the scenes. Hope they address that issue.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Yes, Lakeside Creamery offers takeout services.

Lakeside Creamery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4