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Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

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7 Firefly Ln, Off Main Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1802
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small shop is in a lane just off Main Street at the Village Green Park. For anyone that enjoys ice cream this is a must stop. It has a multitude of flavours of both hard ice cream and sorbet many of which you will not find anywhere else. I tried a cranberry, ginger and white chocolate mix that was... More 

Thank kirtap
Philadelphia, New York
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377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the best home made ice creams I have ever tasted. And they have so many flavor so that the can please every palate. No matter how full you are from the good Maine food, you must stop here for an ice cream!

Thank annarc6
Williamsburg, Virginia
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting selection of flavors. We enjoyed pecan praline, salted caramel, and coffee. None disappointed. A couple of feet off the main street, worth looking for.

Thank DrNoah
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This off the beaten path spot had a variety of hard ice cream flavors that we had never seen before and we eat ice cream quite often. They may not have your traditional favorite flavors but they have many unique ones that were very good. Great service and friendly, knowledgeable workers. If you like trying new things, I highly recommend... More 

Thank Michael C
Trevose, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ever heard of butterscotch miso flavor ice cream? Me neither but it was sooooo good! Tiny little place off the Main Street, well worth a visit!

Thank CherylBucksCounty
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So many unique flavors to choose from...I had the nectarine prosecco sorbet. It was cool, refreshing and tart with actual chunks of nectarine. A little pricey...$4.26 for a single cone but worth the spend.

Thank Our2Presidents
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We tasted the peanut butter, cinnamon + cardamom, buttermint, and the london fog flavors. All were some of the best we've ever had. Don't miss this ice cream!

Thank ywolinsky
Ashland, MA, USA
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Forget the others, try this. They have unique flavors that are especially flavorful and creamy. I had - Bay of Figs and Cranberry Blast tonight. But, they are all good. Tomorrow I am trying Caramelized Pear and London Fog....yum. They also have unusual flavored sorbets that sound tempting. I just don't have enough time in Bar Harbor to work my... More 

Thank JackieP4291
Nanaimo, Canada
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been planning this stop for nearly two months and love fine ice cream. I'd read their history, knew about Presidential visit and great reviews in various publications. I make ice cream at home and was expecting a major treat. Instead we found merely good ice cream no better than I have experienced in many unheralded shops and much... More 

Thank Glidr
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331 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Creative flavors, friendly staff, beautiful property in the heart of town! They Do Ice Cream Right...& Serve it Well♡ Do Go☆

Thank upupandaway3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Firefly Ln, Off Main Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 12078014007
Mount Desert Island Ice Cream makes handmade artisanal ice cream and sorbets in Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine. We have been named one of the top ice cream shops by Food and Wine.

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