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Downeast Ice Cream

1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1867
+1 207-633-3016
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1867
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was hot and sunny, what is hte best thing to curb the heat and sun, of course ice cream. The line was lengthy but moved fast. Long lines generally mean it has to be good. We were not disappointed. Initially I was not going...More

Thank humbergriz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They were located about a 1/2 block from fisherman's wharf and had about 80 flavors of ice cream to choose from and we got the best strawberry shortcake sundae-We ate their 3or 4 times and would definitely recommend it .

Thank jjcook2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a sweet treat a few times on our visit! We love the homemade ice cream! You can get it there in a cone or you can get them to pack you some to take home!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Downeast. The ice cream is excellent. There are so many flavors. You won't be disappointed. The staff is excellent.

Thank compgal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A three scoop make your own sundae is enough for two people. Large bowl full of your favorite flavor they have so many flavors to choose from its awesome. In the make your own sundae there are many items to choose from definitely a must...More

Thank Carrie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for ice cream on a hot day. The cones and dish servings were indeed excessive and not a normal size. The ice cream was superb and the price as reasonable as any ice cream parlor. Stop on your way in or out...More

Thank fshea2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just one look at the line out the door on a Monday at 3pm tells you everything you need to know. This place is special! From the wonderfully huge list of very interesting Ice cream flavors, to the waffle cones and bowls to the sundaes...More

Thank Rick J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in to grab some ice cream after a good lunch. Wow! Never dreamed we would experience the best ice cream I have had in weeks! My wife and I both got our own waffle cones! So glad we did, because there is no...More

Thank Stan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ice cream a must visit here for an ice cream had a kiddie cone big enough.long lines but moved very very fadt

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cinnamon, ginger snap ice cream....YUM! Decent prices given the proportions, excellent quality in a quaint building , so many choices....

Thank Robin B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1867
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-3016
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