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“New Favorite Ice Cream place on the North Shore!”

Down River Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Essex
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“New Favorite Ice Cream place on the North Shore!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

My family & I love to go out for ice cream. We go out at least once every week. We've tried many different spots, but Down River ice cream is the absolute creamiest on the north shore of MA. Since discovering Down River, we have been back several times, and have tried many of the flavors - they are all fabulous. And did I mention creamy? Nice adirondack chairs in back, near the river....They even have a vanilla ice cream with a milkbone treat for dogs on their menu!
Bring the kids, and bring Fido, too!

  • Visited August 2012
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Haverhill
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Summer Treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

We were on our way home, and wanted to cap off the evening with homemade ice cream. What a treat! I had low fat frozen yogurt & my husband had the butter pecan - delicious!!! And the regular is quite large, and wonderful - you will want to eat it all - so be prepared to indulge, it's worth the trip.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Lisa M
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Cary, North Carolina
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Mexican chocolate ice cream YUM”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

Loved the homemade ice cream. Unfortunately, though, it rained when we were there so we had no place to hang out while eating our ice cream. No bathrooms, too. That's a drag. But go for the ice cream! My daughter loved the one named after her, Olivia something. :)

Visited August 2012
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Nashua, NH
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice variety, yummy ice cream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

It's almost impossible to drive by this place. Love the Chocolate raspberry. Comfy chairs to hang out it, if the bugs aren't biting.

Visited August 2012
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Danvers
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3 reviews
“Post beach treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Great assortment of home made flavors, ample size choices and reasonable prices. Great place to stop after a day at cranes.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Lois M
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