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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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“ice cream” (365 reviews)
“sorbet” (37 reviews)
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
7 Firefly Ln, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1802
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

Great homemade local ice cream. Pricey--$4 for a small.

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 15 June 2012

MDI Ice Cream has the best ice cream. Ever. Many unique flavors (Jack Daniel's!), so creamy and friendly staff make this my favorite stop for ice cream in Bar Harbor.

Thank HypnoTania
Reviewed 3 June 2012

I don't write reviews on resturants where I haven't tried the food. This will be my first. I was excited to get a great dish of ice cream (being from Wisconsin I consider myself an expert!) on my last night in Bar Harbor and saw...More

1  Thank nursetraveler87
Reviewed 1 June 2012

They make their own delicious ice cream in many creative flavors from fresh ingredients. It is the best ice cream I have ever had not only here but anywhere.

Thank AcadiaParkKayakTours
Reviewed 30 May 2012

This place was recommended by our rock climbing guide. They have a number of interesting homemade flavors. One two separate visits, I tried a flight (which is four small scoops) in a tray. Ok - its a little expensive at $5 something, but this is...More

Thank Ashland A
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Cool, unique flavors. Great for vegans. Disappointed personally in the choices. Ice cream was a bit gritty. Not great for little ones expecting fun flavors. Some have alcohol in them - great for adults, but not for little kids.More

Thank familyofthree_10
lmpBarHarbor, Owner at Mount Desert Island Ice Cream, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2012

Thanks for the compliments you had for our shop! And thanks for stopping by during your visit to Bar Harbor. You had mentioned that some of the ice cream seemed gritty - we had some problems with temperature controls in the dipping cabinet. The freezer...More

Reviewed 3 May 2012

Grab a cone of their ice cream and sit in the park to enjoy it. Delicious and rich. Plan this trip into the town of Bar Harbor on a day when the cruise ships are NOT in port, however, or you will be squeezed everywhere...More

Thank Fay F
Reviewed 2 May 2012

My husband and I never fight over food. Usually because we're pigs and order way too much- so there's always plenty to go around. We bought a hand dipped pint of Mt. Desert's Mexican Chocolate to take back to our B&B and work on on...More

2  Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 5 April 2012

The unique and delicious flavors, which change frequently, so there are new surprises to try. Where else can you sample mango jicama habanero ice cream or blueberry basil sorbet? My absolute favorite ice cream place!

Thank fromaway2
Reviewed 15 March 2012

We don't go to Bar Harbor and not have icecream. This is a must and every one of our visitors looks forward for doing that.

Thank Trudi T
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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
Good for
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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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