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Captain Dusty's Ice Cream

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143 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5639
978-744-0777
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went in expecting just another version of Italian ice cream but Captain Dusty's has some amazing flavours. The portions are generous and are a meal in themselves. Doesnt look that enticing from outside the building but just ask to taste.one or two of their flavours and you'll be hooked!

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Thank TopicalSerendipity
Tel Aviv, Israel
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An ice cream shop with everything you can imagine Imagine on a hot summer night, waiting in line outside, conversing with people from all over the world. Once inside there are so many choices....

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Thank 22jerry36
Eugene, Oregon
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sorry Captain, not impressed. With so many reasonably priced and insanely delicious homemade ice cream shacks decorating the New England coastline, you need to step up your offerings to get the love. The location is ideal- on the path to and from the singing ssnds beach... So maybe that's why the place has a lazy vibe. My coffee scoop had... More 

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Thank Dynorocket
Herts
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699 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came across the shop by chance, but were tempted in by the word 'homemade'. There was a good choice of flavours. We had White Russian chip and peanut butter fudge and both were delicious. There are 4 different size cups to choose. We have small which was very generous. There are 2 small tables to eat in or there... More 

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Thank mouseHerts
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great find. Unassuming-looking from the outside, within awaits a wealth of delicious choices of amazing flavours. Seriously good ice cream - and very reasonably priced.

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Thank NorthantsNige
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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244 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was great on a very hot day. Small portions were huge and melted everywhere. Mixed reviews from family depending on the flavor, but my ginger ice cream was fantastic.

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Thank uktravailer
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 July 20, 2016

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 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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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, Takeout, 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?