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“Best Ice Cream Ever”

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 13 Dessert in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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.
Portland, Maine
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Ice Cream Ever”
Reviewed August 31, 2014

You absolutely need to go here. Diverse flavors, friendly staff and just amazing ice cream. Go as many times as you can.

  • Visited August 2014
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Lakeland, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Outstandingly tasty for an ice cream shop”
Reviewed August 30, 2014

There were such interesting flavors here (try Blackstrap Banana!) that we had never seen anywhere else. The texture and taste were both fantastic. A little bit expensive but worth it. Highly recommended after a long day in Acadia!

  • Visited August 2014
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Connecticut
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93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great ice cream that is organic and supporting local farms”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Tiny little place on the side streets of the main street in Bar Harbor be sure to look it up when in Bar Harbor or enjoy it at Bob's Clam Hut in Kittery, we did both!! Love the fact that it's organic and supporting local Maine dairy farms while still being reasonably priced and decent sized portions. The flavors are unusual which is cool but our favorite hands down was the sea salt caramel. Highly recommend!

  • Visited August 2014
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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“delicious ice cream - weird flavors”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

we ate here every night after dinner, once we found it. great quality ice cream. flavors change daily, which is good but also disappointing when you just know you want the blueberry crunch and then they don't have it.

Visited August 2014
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Try the Blueberry Crumble-delicious!”
Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We tried several flavors (my husband and I shared a flight and the kids each had different flavors):
Blueberry crumble - amazing, with huge chunks of crumb topping blended in the fresh blueberry ice cream. Nice salty and sweet taste.
Mexican Chocolate - didn't like. The curry was over powering.
Nutella - average - a bit strange in consistency.
Sherry - very good
Maple Pecan - very good
Coffee - not a fan

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