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“Worth finding this excellent ice cream shop.”

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 13 Dessert in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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.
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Wonderful ice cream flavours here - everybody raves about the salted caramel; some quite unusual flavours too (blueberry and basil! - but oddly it worked). This place is a short stroll down Main Street to the corner of Edgewood. It's about the last shop on the right as you head south. It's location may put it at a disadvantage as other ice cream places are closer at hand to the other shops and attract those requiring convenience - on the plus side, parking is much easier down this end of town.

However you choose to get there, if ice cream is your thing then this place is hard to beat.

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Thank Jon E
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

I heard that President Obama had coconut ice cream at MDI Ice Cream. I commend him on an excellent choice..... creamy good ice cream with excellent coconut taste that was not too sweet. Other flavors are also excellent.

Thank Acadia_Walker
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Gotta try the salted caramel ice cream, it's wonderful. This place has so many great ice cream options it's hard to make a decision. This is the best place for ice cream in bar harbor, the others are just average at best.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

If you like ice cream..check this place out! Combinations you never thought of, and most are delicious!

Thank MsTravel1968
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Very creamy. Unique flavors. Get the Flight for a good sampling of multiple flavors.  We personally preferred regular ice cream flavors, though, and frequented Ben and Bills after trying this. 

Thank Ed S
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