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Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

7 Firefly Ln, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1802
+1 207-801-4007
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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7 Firefly Ln, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1802
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Reminiscent of eating a blueberry cobbler int he form of an ice cream. The prices are great too, not overly priced although they could probably get away with it without loosing sales. Grab you a cone and head to the town park to listen to...More

Thank Shane L
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Very unique flavors but my favorite was the Real Strawberry. The line generally moves very fast and definitely worth the wait.

Thank snowangel888
Reviewed 24 August 2018

There are several ice cream shops in Bar Harbor. I think we tried them all. The upside - they let you buy one scoop. The others have a 2 scoop minimum. The downside - strange flavors - like Cereal Milk. The line moves slow, probably...More

Thank Alicia B
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Lots of flavores to choose from, and they let you sample as many as you wanted. The service was excellent; lots of servers available. There are a few tables to eat at, but we enjoyed our cone and cup as we walked.

Thank PattiAnnWestford_MA
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The ice cream was very good with unique flavors. They had very limited seating a bar with about 6 chairs and two little benches out front. If you don't want to deal with all the craziness of Bar Harbor this is on the edge of...More

Thank kristen o
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Great selection, great service, not as crowded as we expected after reading other posts. And just as expensive as other touristy ice cream shops we've been to.

Thank smithez
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

There is a reason that Mount Desert Island ice cream is ranked number one on Tripadvisor (or was at time of writing), and that reason is because it is AMAZING! I tried many, many flavors from the very accommodating staff before finally deciding on Maine...More

Thank Jess J
Reviewed 12 August 2018

After trying MDI Ice Cream in Portland, I could not wait to try more flavors. Happened upon the Bar Harbor location while exploring the area and had to stop. Tried the cinnamon Cardamom Ice Cream and I now have a new favorite ice cream flavor....More

Thank Eric K
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to score some homemade blueberry ice cream the first night we were in Bar Harbor. Hands down the best ice cream I have ever had😍😍 We went back the next two days in search of more goodness but they were out....More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Flavor options are interesting and trendy. I enjoyed my cinnamon cardamom ice cream but the portion was too small. I felt like maybe I was underscooped by mistake. Was disappointed with my experience. Price was high for such a tiny portion.

Thank SmilingCyclist
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Firefly Ln, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-801-4007
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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. Mount Desert Island Ice Cream is closed for the season until spring 2018.
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