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“Simply awesome. Best Ice cream.”

Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium
Ranked #3 of 13 Dessert in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Austin, Texas
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336 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Simply awesome. Best Ice cream.”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Simply put, this is the best Ice Cream I have had. We were in Bar Harbor for vacation and ended up getting ice cream here three times. We tried many flavors. I would recommend the chocolate peanut butter cookie dough. They also have lobster ice cream. The waffle cones were delicious. They also let you sample ice cream flavors. I will miss this place.

  • Visited July 2013
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Rochester, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Ben & Bill's is our fave ice cream destination!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We always go to Ben & Bill's in Bar Harbor on our frequent Acadia vacations. The selection of flavors is awesome. Ice cream is always fresh - the blueberry ice cream is out of this world, but the Coffee Heath Bar is my favorite! They also have a good selection of Gelato, Sorbets & Sherbets, Hard Frozen Yogurts, and hand-made candies & fudge. The line is frequently out the door, a very popular place in Bar Harbor. Great service, the line moves fast. I think you'd have to be very brave to try the Lobster Ice Cream :) Don't miss it!

  • Visited July 2013
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Mount Desert, Maine
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Second best ice cream in Bar Harbor”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Great variety of ice cream. Our favorite is KGB - Kahlua, Grand Marnier and Bailey's! Toward the end of the season (Fall) the chocolate is sometimes stale, so I usually just get ice cream. But the best is really Mt Desert Island Ice Cream across from the village green.

Visited June 2013
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Tennessee
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Best Ice Cream”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We have been going to MDI for years and one of the things we look forward to is ice cream at Ben & Bill's, which is the best ice cream I have had. Our favorite flavor is the KGB--kahlua grand marnier baileys. Other flavors are also good, though most people I have seen try the lobster ice cream do not like it. The serving size is actually pretty big. If you are going to Bar Harbor make sure to treat yourself here.

  • Visited June 2013
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Bangor, Maine
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Treat Yourself”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

A great place on the main drag with an amazing selection of ice creams, gelatos and sorbets. If you can't find something that appeals to your palate here, you aren't paying attention.
VERY good ice cream scooped up by a busy and efficient staff and the perfect accompaniment to a stroll down Cottage St.
Tip - skip dessert at the restaurant, get yourself a cone here and stroll down to the waterfront park.

  • Visited June 2013
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