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Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour

Certificate of Excellence
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
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

1 Thank Tom C
Mashpee, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank c_holbert123
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hot fudge Sundae is so good... Great place but super busy especially in the evenings. Go in the afternoon and its less crowded

Thank acdminNyc
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite local ice cream shop ever. Their ice cream is AMAZING!!! I'm not sure how they do it, but almost every flavor I've tried here surpasses all the others everywhere else. They also have a unique variety of flavors, many of which you don't find at a typical ice cream store. I don't even want to reveal what my... More 

Thank Sophia L
Mashpee, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do you have a favorite ice cream or would you like to try a new flavor, this is the place! Delicious and yummy homemade ice cream, a heaping portion for the reasonable price. Waffle cones will be made right in front of you. Owner is known for contributing to the community any way he can. Ice cream always makes it... More 

Thank tsnhjwilson
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live down the road a bit from Polar Cave but it is always worth the trip. Great variety of ice creams. The line is long for a reason, but it moves fast.

Thank Jeanne T
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great little ice cream place on Route 28. They make their own waffle cones and fill them while still warm. There may be a line but it moves along!

Thank Beth S
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Polar Cave is a cute little place that has some great ice cream flavors. The shop is small but is filled with lots of '50's memorabilia, giving you a lot to look at while waiting in line. They make their own waffle cones & it smells so good! A lot of great choices, most have fun names, like my favorite,... More 

Thank capecodlobstahlovah
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Tucked into a strip mall on Rte 28. It was a surprising gem of an ice cream shop. It had a huge menu of flavor and outside seating. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank paulrD3990PV
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Very bright & colourful and visible from the road. Good parking. Unfortunately, some of the blandest and most disappointing ice cream I have ever tasted. We had; "Banana": almost impossible to ascertain the flavour without prior knowledge. "Very vanilla": barely vanilla "Cookie dough": grainy choc-chip with a free game of hunt the cookie dough "Black raspberry": meh raspberry. During our... More 

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

It troubles me greatly that you feel as you do about our product. Our Very Vanilla has been rated Best on Cape Cod by The Boston Globe. Banana has a very loyal following who choose to have ours over the few other local shops that actually offer it. As our ice cream is made in small batches by hand, at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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?