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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
12078014007
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

People in Bar Harbor told us that Mt. Desert Ice Cream is the best. I didn't try them all, but after starting here, I didn't want to. The Sea Salt Caramel is a good place to start. The staff works SO hard from about 5:30 to "late," they should get $50 an hour. There is also a branch store on... More 

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Thank DaveWells
Washington DC
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437 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was a hot week in august and we ended up out for ice cream on multiple occasion, and ended up here a few times. Sometimes quite busy, and others no wait at all so it all depends. Flavors vary day to day so can't always get the same thing. I liked the coffee flavor best, and also enjoyed mint,... More 

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Thank hdempsey
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family usually goes to Jordan Pond Ice Cream on Main Street, but our daughter always opts for Mount desert Island ice cream and has never been disappointed. The servings are decent, and prices are on par with Jordan Pond and Ben and Bill's. But you have most likely never seen these flavors of sorbet before: Beet Ginger, Grapefruit Tarragon,... More 

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Thank si_bete
Medford, New Jersey
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are 2 locations; we hit the one on Main Street. Thought it'd be crowded, but we visited around 6 pm on a weekday & we were waited on right away. Don't miss the blueberry/sour cream ice cream! Wow! 🍦

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Thank TwoBs
New York City, New York
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114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great flavors and something for everyone. Had cinnamon cardamon and you can taste both equally well. It is a long wait to get to the front of the line and it felt a little bit like being at the soup nazi (hurry up & order). The portions are ok for $5.25 I got 2 small scoops in a waffle cone.

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Thank kajack
Naples, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazingly unique ice cream flavors. Like buttercream and mango habenero. The real deal! Do not pass it up! Hidden just north of the commons.

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Thank Thomas S
Lisbon, Connecticut
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location of this ice cream place is right near the bus stop easy to get to and the flavors are unbelievable you may not like everything they offer but we like the strawberry so much we came back a second time for it

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Thank mdl41
Lewiston, Maine
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to start out saying that we almost missed this gem while staying in Bar Harbor. Hubby & I walked Main street, and the side streets many times in the week we were here, but we were being frugal and not spending money frivolously, so ice cream was not in the plans. But it was hot, and we saw... More 

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Thank Emmi M
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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211 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place beats most ice cream parlors, especially for avant guard flavors. The problem is most of the names give you no clue as to what's in the ice cream. London Fog??? So, you tend to try what you recognize rather than asking for a long list of "what is it?." But the ice cream is very good, probably the... More 

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Thank Bloodman33
Norwalk, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried mint flavor and its so good. I loved it after a great workout of Beehive trail. It had a long line when we went there and thought why is it so famous, now I know why :-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Meals
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
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?