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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
+1 207-288-5664
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This shop is really fantastic. The ice cream is so delicious and they are so focused on using good quality ingredients. It's refreshing to visit a place which actually puts focus on truly making things from scratch. So many great flavors, the staff are really friendly and the price is very reasonable. THANK YOU!

Thank Joanna R
West Boylston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is a great place to stop and enjoy a treat. they have some unique and delicious flavors, like Maine blueberry!

Thank j2k4
Great Cranberry Island, Maine
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4 reviews
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Yes, it's a home-town favorite, but anyone who cares about ice cream will be impressed. They are generous with trial tastes, so DON'T MISS the Blueberry Basil sorbet!

Thank sofiedowling
Pennington, New Jersey
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411 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016

Make sure you get the blueberry ice cream. It was fantastic. Other flavors here are good too and the location is great across the small park in town.

Thank KidLove
Fort Worth, Texas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Do not be misled by the other ice cream joints. This is an authentic, flavorful variety of hard ice cream and soft serve. The other places that google maps has the wrong pic for was awful product and service. MDI Ice cream is the best in "Bah Hahba"! Look for the logo of the fist held high with a spoon... More 

Thank FinLi_75
Calabasas, California
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Our son's friend told us to try the ice cream here as it was hands down the best ice cream she has ever had. We visited the store before it opened and decided to return if we still had time on our only day in Bar Harbor. Upon returning, my husband decided to have the lemon with jam (raspberry) ice... More 

Thank J A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016

We had this ice-cream in a restaurant on a dessert, it was the salted caramel variety and it was just absolutely amazing

Thank Saral
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

I had the ginger ice cream and it has real bits of ginger in it! My daughter had the carmelized pear, another excellent choice.

Thank SunGuyMuy
Bend, Oregon
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

As my wife put it, " probably the best ice cream I've had anywhere ---ever" many unique flavors. We got to try cinnamon cardemon(several times) , fig, lemon poppy, honey baked apple. A must ----again and again and again.

Thank Steve51766
Reston, Virginia
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Except for gelato that we had in Italy, this is probably the best ice cream that I have ever had anywhere! Exotic flavor combinations are creative and the flavor bursts in your mouth. I had caramelized pear and cardamon strussel that were both exceptional. The only advice that I would give to owners is to add one or two "normal"... More 

Thank Reston101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: +1 207-288-5664
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?