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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hubby and I stopped for a cone after a long day of hiking. Not crowded and quick, friendly service. Lots of interesting, unusual flavors with something for everyone. Hubby stuck with the Madagascar Vanilla and raved about it. I tried a flight sampler, with small servings of 5 different flavors. The Bay of Figs and the Thai Coconut were amazing... More 

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Thank Lorie O
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love this place. We go here every summer and indulge. Unique flavors. High quality. Menu changes often. Best ice cream!

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Thank Mark C
Newton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I give it 3 stars because I love the little location, love the picture of Obama visiting. But half our group thought the ice cream wasn't good, while the other half loved it. So hence 3 stars. Overall, ice cream in Bar Harbor is hit or miss.

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Thank Rob S
Hopewell Junction, New York
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With the ice cream shops on Main Street crowded, we moved off the beaten path a bit (opposite the Village Green) to this little shop I saw from Oli's Trolley. Some very imaginative flavors- besides the requisite Maine Blueberry and Vanilla, there were flavors like Butterbeer and Lemon Mint. Worth a trip and a taste (free samples are available for... More 

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Thank tektektek
Dallas, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is by far my favorite ice cream. Anytime someone says they are visiting Bar Harbor, I tell them they have to come here. I was here a few years ago and read up on places to eat and I was not disappointed. I got a flight (it's 4 good sized scoops!). My favorite is cinnamon cardamom. Yum

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Thank sws102
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best ice cream place on the island. A really interesting combination of traditional ice cream and strange choices. If you are a Harry Potter fan...they have butterbeer ice cream....and fig...my personal favorite is coriander jam swirl. Definitely worth a visit to one of two shops.

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Thank Tina C
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recommended by our kayak tour guide, so we decided to try it out. They have a number of unique flavors; some frankly not that appealing to me, but the one's I liked were unbelievably delicious. The ice cream was fresh and creamy and so flavorful. I went twice and really enjoyed ... especially like the salted caramel and the 7... More 

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Thank Bruce W J
Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This ice cream shop has lots of different flavors for you to try, some with very unique ingredients like wasabi, pepper, chai latte, etc. A very interesting experience and definitely a good option, even during cold days!

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Thank easano
Maine
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best ice cream in town. Don't miss out on their hot fudge, the best ever! I always go for the chocolate, but my family tries all the rest. not one person was unhappy with their selection.

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Thank MicheleinMaine12
Holland, Michigan
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to this shop because my mother in law spotted the sorbet. We're both dairy free, but I usually can't find sorbet that doesn't taste strange, so I didn't get any. Luckily, she shared! We had the blueberry basil along with a scoop of lemon. Great pairing. You could tell that this was made with high quality ingredients... More 

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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?