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Captain Dusty's Ice Cream

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143 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5639
978-744-0777
Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just stumbled upon this little unassuming place, and was wildly surprised by the plethora of ice cream choices before us! Skip the cones and go for the cups (they hold more!)... you will not be disappointed on any of the combinations.

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Thank bowtieguy61
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Grabbed a cup of homemade peanut butter, it was awesome! And deffentaly recommend stopping by even if it's for just 1 small cone

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Thank jake s
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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165 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Dusty's has a large variety of ice cream flavors and they are quite delicious. My only suggestion is that they install an air conditioner. It was the end of Jun and they only had an exhaust fan in the window. Not good for customers or employees.

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Thank kmc4601
Fishkill, New York
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place looks like a shack but the ice cream is worth a fortune. Plenty of flavors to choose from. Very generous scoops. Delicous !

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Thank michele_farrell
Little Rock, Arkansas
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place does have homemade ice cream and it was great! Hard Served Homemade Ice Cream that was cold, and did not melt on you, too quickly. There waffle cones are not homemade, though.

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Thank Broadwaybeauty_88
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would have given my review 5 stars but this place had no A/C and it was stifling inside. Suck it up and turn on some A/C! The young ladies behind the counter were working really hard and it had to be 90 degrees in there. That's not right. Now, onto the good part. The ice cream. The Rocky Road... More 

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Thank lijuly
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good choice of flavours. Good sized portions. Friendly staff. Area outside to sit and enjoy the lovely icecrem. Good value for this area.

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Thank Pat D
Ocean, New Jersey
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered a small cup of vanilla with chocolate sprinkles. Huge serving for a "small" cup. Cost $5, which sounds pricey, but like I mentioned it was a pretty big "small." Good vanilla flavor.

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Thank Barbara H
Falls Church, Virginia
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

My scoop of homemade ice cream was fine but my husbands strawberry sundae was pretty poor. Did not know one could mess up a sundae. Convenient to be open late .

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Thank deleslie1956
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is a really great place with homemade ice cream. A word of "warning" the kiddie size cone is about the size of a softball...I can't imagine what a large looks like! We go the cookie dough and the strawberry, both delicious. They also have ample parking which is unusual for Salem.

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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
    3 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5639
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-744-0777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?