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Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour

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Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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22 Falmouth Rd, Route 28 Mashpee/Cotuit Town Line, Mashpee, MA 02649-2743
+1 508-477-5553
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1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh waffle cones are the best. Been going here ten years and always stop when I'm at the cape! Great shop !!

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Thank James F
Derby
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always go here, every time we visit our son on Cape Cod. The ice cream is delicious, as you will find out. My favourite is, "Moose tracks," with Reece's Pieces inside. although my husband always gets a quart of, "Very vanilla," to take home. Nothing is too much trouble for Mark, (Daddy Bear) the owner and his daughter, "Baby... More 

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Thank LynnAcheson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mark's homemade ice cream is fantastic! Homemade (to order) waffle cones and bowls are better...better yet is his commitment to the local community.!

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Thank Spencer H
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We frequently visit the Polar Cave and it is a staple in the town. Along with great homemade waffle cones the other menu items are worth the venture. The owner gives back to the community and has a year round presence! A must do in Mashpee!

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Thank Joe D
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Polar Cave all the time with Cape visitors and friends on the Cape. Best ice cream and for seniors and little ones, they offer .50 cent cones and $1.00 baby sundaes. Although, the waffle cones are to die for.

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Thank nolandash
Somers, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ice cream was good for sure but the nice warm, hot off the press waffle cones are absolutely remarkable!!

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Thank kgavlak58
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made to order waffle cones and lots of yummy flavors. Only outdoor seating. Great staff. Good size portions.

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Thank Lwith6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting polar cave for years and have always been extremely pleased with the ice cream. All of the ice cream that have "chips" in them have more than enough chips. Out if the 3-4 ice cream places near us on cape cod, polar cave is the best. Even better than 4 Seas

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Thank Joe M
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Homemade gooey ice cream in home made waffle cones. I recommend getting your ice cream in a warm waffle bowl because the portions are so generous that sometimes they give you too much for a cone to handle. Fast friendly service, the owner is usually on site to lend a hand. Best ice cream experience on Cape Cod.

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Thank Tom C
themarkel, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thought on your recent visit. We try very hard to be the best of everything we can possibly be and clearly we succeed on your visit. Should your travels bring you our way again, I would welcome the opportunity to thank you in person. More 

Mashpee, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I eat many different foods, but my favorite is ice cream! The ice cream here is the WORST I have ever eaten in my entire life. I tried Milky Way, which was SO bad. It was a mix of chocolate and vanilla, and there were supposed to be caramel swirls which I did not find, nor taste. The inside of... More 

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themarkel, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this review

I must thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and making us your first review on joining TripAdvisor. However, I am shocked and surprised to say the least about your comments. Had you brought your displeasure with your ice cream choice to one of our staff at the time, we would have gladly given you a different... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Meals
Late Night, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Falmouth Rd, Route 28 Mashpee/Cotuit Town Line, Mashpee, MA 02649-2743
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Mashpee
  • Phone Number: +1 508-477-5553
Description
Come taste "quite possibly the best ice cream you ever tasted". We constantly are winning awards for our old fashioned ice cream served with old fashioned service to match. Offering everything possible with ice cream. From "The Worlds Smallest Cone" to Frappes, Malts and Sundaes to the gigantic "Arctic Circle Sundae" with 20 scoops of ice cream

If you have never had one of our "straight from the iron, baked & rolled" waffle cones you have missed out on one of the greatest ice cream experiences. Just ask any one that has!

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