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Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

7 Firefly Ln, Off Main Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1802
+1 207-288-5664
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“sorbet” (30 reviews)
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7 Firefly Ln, Off Main Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1802
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the best chocolate ice cream I've ever had. There were lots of unique flavors, but I stuck with my favorite. Cups or cones available, reasonable prices, nice young man serving.

Thank bloomingidiot
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a large selection of ice cream by the cone or dish. Hard to make your choice... try more than one.

Thank chunko4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot stay away - this is my favorite place to get ice cream in Bar Harbor. Flavors like The Dude - White Russian ice cream or Butter Beer,. There are so many unique flavors it is hard to decide on which one to try!

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many choices of places to get ice cream in Bar Harbor. I was told that MDI Ice Cream is unequivocally the best so I had to check it out. The line was long but the service was quick and friendly. I had a...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a Bar Harbor local. I have been getting MDI ice cream for over ten years and have always preferred it over the other places. I like that it is homemade and I love the flavors. However my visit today just changed my ten...More

Thank MariadelMar1980
lmpBarHarbor, Owner at Mount Desert Island Ice Cream, responded to this review

Hi Maria, I am very sorry for your experience at MDIIC, especially since you've been a long term customer. We train our servers extensively on how to portion, but sometimes we make mistakes. This is our first week open and we have all new employees...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

This shop is really fantastic. The ice cream is so delicious and they are so focused on using good quality ingredients. It's refreshing to visit a place which actually puts focus on truly making things from scratch. So many great flavors, the staff are really...More

Thank Joanna R
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a great place to stop and enjoy a treat. they have some unique and delicious flavors, like Maine blueberry!

Thank j2k4
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Yes, it's a home-town favorite, but anyone who cares about ice cream will be impressed. They are generous with trial tastes, so DON'T MISS the Blueberry Basil sorbet!

Thank sofiedowling
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Make sure you get the blueberry ice cream. It was fantastic. Other flavors here are good too and the location is great across the small park in town.

Thank KidLove
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Do not be misled by the other ice cream joints. This is an authentic, flavorful variety of hard ice cream and soft serve. The other places that google maps has the wrong pic for was awful product and service. MDI Ice cream is the best...More

Thank FinLi_75
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Are you guys open the week of Thanksgiving?
25 October 2016|
Response from slsgo | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. Contact store.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Firefly Ln, Off Main Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5664
  • E-mail
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.