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“Very underrated ice cream shop!”
Review of CJ's Big Dipper

CJ's Big Dipper
Ranked #30 of 74 things to do in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had identified two other ice cream shops in Bar Harbor based on TA reviews, but we stumbled onto this one (it's a big corner store on Main Street) and were so glad we did! The variety was exceptional! My wife, who tries to be a little healthy among all the decadence, couldn't get over the range of low-fat flavors - stuff like chocolate peanut butter and chocolate cappuccino. My daughter and I, unconstrained by health consciousness, were also impressed by all the flavors. Any place where there are multiple flavors that include chocolate and peanut butter is good to me! Also appreciated the service - we were counseled on how big the scoops were (huge) by the staff so we didn't waste a bunch of ice cream. The flavors were written by hand, which at least makes me think they might not be from a huge supplier.

Only knock was that they didn't have more gelato flavors, but you can't have everything, and we were there at closing time, so they may have pulled some of theirs. Great place worth going to!

Thank Drays7
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The gelato is great, but the real surprise was the wide selection of soy choices. The chocolate-banana vegan ice cream was intensely rich and spectacular! More choices of homemade ice cream, sorbet, gelato and soy products than you can imagine! There is also a small outside covered deck where you can enjoy your treat.

Thank Bergen202
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Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Always crowded because it's good ice cream. Decent scoop sizes. No organization or line for crowd control, just keep edging forward till you are at the counter and someone takes your order. But so yummy. I'm not sure why the "Black Raspberry Diasater" is so named... It was perfectly delightful to me!

Thank Irishlazz
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

CJ's does not accept debit/credit cards. We did not see this sign until we were ready to pay and did not have enough cash to pay for the two ice creams that we ordered. There is an ATM in the restaurant yet it declined our card twice which does not make any sense because we had and continued to use our card successfully throughout our week long trip, including at other ATMs. We were fine with just paying for the one ice cream that we had enough cash for yet the cashier was rude and looked at us like we were so stupid for not carrying around more cash. It was an unpleasant, embarressing experience.

Thank Alyssa T
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Ice cream is so good! Lots of different flavors that you dont always find. Small is a good sized small. Perfect for one person. Staff is very efficient! Tables outside to sit and enjoy!

Thank Brandi C
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