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Udder Heaven Ice Cream Retreat

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369 State Highway 3, Closed For The Season, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-2233
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Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Home of religiously good ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, sherbet and...
Home of religiously good ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, sherbet and italian ice. All made right here in "Heaven" by mere mortals shared with all soles at down to earth prices.
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  • 96
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  • 7
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loved the Ice Cream

Played "Put Put Golf" across street and loser got to buy the ice cream. Needless to say you got a discount with your play ticket so the place was packed, but worth the wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Susan K
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Abingdon, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

We went twice while on a family vacation. First time we went with extended family after some mini-golf across the street. Service was great, fast and tasty ice cream-it was busy but they did a good job. We liked is so much that a day or so later after a long bike ride my fiancee and I went mid-day. We... More 

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Thank MTBtraveler67
Bob W, Owner at Udder Heaven Ice Cream Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I apologize for the second experience and thank you also for recognizing the first. I have written to you off line in hopes I can address this training opportunity or guide my rehiring for next summer. Hopefully atypical should be fixable but nonetheless inexcusable. Travel safe. More 

Abingdon, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Played "Put Put Golf" across street and loser got to buy the ice cream. Needless to say you got a discount with your play ticket so the place was packed, but worth the wait.

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Thank Susan K
Bob W, Owner at Udder Heaven Ice Cream Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us this summer. We hope you enjoyed your time in Bar Harbor. We appreciate your taking the time to express your opinion and hope we have the opportunity to serve you again. May you find a quick path back to Maine. More 

Charlotte, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We stopped at this Ice Cream shop while in Bar Harbor. In the front of the shop there are numerous signs advertising "specials" or different arrangement of ice cream products. However, this business was out of almost all of their specials and seemingly most common flavors of ice cream. The young lady that was working the window was rather rude... More 

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Bob W, Owner at Udder Heaven Ice Cream Retreat, responded to this review

After sending the response further below, I realized that the customer actually took a great picture of our shop which appeared with their review and is also the middle picture seen on our overall Trip Advisor page. The yellow sign in the middle window (photograph) announced our closure, remaining products and closing prices. We will make our signs bigger next... More 

Carrollton, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Great place for BBQ and ice cream. We have also had breakfast here and it was also very good. Great staff. Must get the ice cream.

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Thank SoonerOK
Bob W, Manager at Udder Heaven Ice Cream Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at Udder Heaven and for sharing your experience. Hard to believe another summer season has gone by but we hope you find your way back to "Heaven" again in the near future. More 

Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Great fresh ice cream. Mini gold across the street. Apple pie ice cream and salted caramel pretzel were delicious.

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Thank LaurCo16
Bob W, Owner at Udder Heaven Ice Cream Retreat, responded to this review

Thanking for joining us at Udder Heaven. We hope we have the chance to serve you again next season. More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Just go, stop reading these words & go!! All home made ice creams & all delicious!! Creamy goodness scooped up with love…need I say more????

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Thank NCC1701X
Bob W, Manager at Udder Heaven Ice Cream Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting with us and sharing your experience. Although the gates will be closing soon, we hope we have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Safe travels and may you find a short path back to "Heaven" More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We went for churn-your-own ice cream and had a great time. The owner shows you the equipment and explains the process used to make their ice cream. Then you get to pick your flavors and churn away! I'd definitely recommend this activity for any ice cream lovers out there!

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Thank Hannah M
Bob W, Owner at Udder Heaven Ice Cream Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, I actually thought you were a visitor a couple of reviews earlier. Glad to see you enjoyed your ice cream making experience. Now I can safely say, good luck in your new career. Hope to see you again in Bar Harbor and thank you for joining us during your post graduation escape. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Came for a visit as it was near our hotel, stopped off at the restaurant next door for some lobster first. We were pretty full already after our meals and opted for a small scoop of ice cream for dessert, expecting a typical English mini sized scoop... Boy we were wrong! A small scoop was bigger than my head! While... More 

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Thank Alicedaly
Bob W, Owner at Udder Heaven Ice Cream Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting with us and sharing your experience. We do try to offer generous servings of quality ice cream and appreciate your recognizing our effort. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again. travel safe. More 

Montreal Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The rest of the family enjoyed their ice cream (free sprinkles!). When I ordered the italian cup I thought it would be like a gelato but it's not, looks like a very sugary sorbet.

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Thank AnnikD
Bob W, Owner at Udder Heaven Ice Cream Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting with us. Yes, Italian ice is sugar, flavor and water. There is no diary. I only wish you had let us know while you where here and we have happily given you something else. Perhaps if you are still in the area, we can offer you one of our dairy products. Thank you again, and safe... More 

Burnsville, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Good ice cream place with lots of flavors to choose from. The ice cream "flight" featuring small scoops of four different flavors is a good choice if you can't decide.

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Thank SonofAslan
Bob W, Owner at Udder Heaven Ice Cream Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting with us and sharing your thoughts. We hope have enjoyed your trip to Bar Harbor. Thank you again for making us part of your vacation experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 369 State Highway 3, Closed For The Season, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-2233

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Home of religiously good ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, sherbet and italian ice. All made right here in "Heaven" by mere mortals shared with all soles at down to earth prices.

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