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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 good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (343 reviews)
“sorbet” (33 reviews)
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7 Firefly Ln, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1802
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Reviewed 16 August 2009

Please - for $3.75 you should serve something more than a few tablespoons of ice cream. Liked the names of the flavors, "Bucket of Truth"

2  Thank kielar
Reviewed 4 August 2009

Ben & Bill's and CJ's may have longer lines and more flavors, but MDI Ice Cream has the creativity and quality that the more crowded shops lack. We've been visiting the Village Green location ever since it opened and are always blown away by the...More

2  Thank Christine_in_Va
Reviewed 22 July 2009

Bought ice cream all week in Ben & Bills (name ???) on Main St. It was nice enough - but pricey at $5 per single cone. Were recommended Mount Desert Island Ice Cream and tried it one evening. It was OK - about $15 for...More

2  Thank Martina O
Reviewed 29 June 2009

This is the best ice cream ever! My family has been eating it every summer that they have been in business. It's wonderful how they create their own flavors and use fresh ingredients. The owner is also really great. She makes Jack Daniels flavored ice...More

1  Thank wintercat
Reviewed 25 June 2009

I got the Mexican Chocolate which tasted a lot like fried ice cream. It was unique and delicious. The guy at the counter was very helpful as I asked him for descriptions of many of the flavors. Will definitely return everytime we come to Bar...More

1  Thank VRun
Reviewed 19 June 2009

My husband and I tried MDI Ice Cream for the first time last night and we loved it. We usually go to Ben and Bill but decided to try MDI. I had the Salty Caramel. It was creamy and salty/sweet. I would definitely get it...More

Thank BostonTraveler37
Reviewed 14 June 2009

Don't be drawn in by the first ice cream parlor you pass in Bar Harbor. Make the effort to find MDIIC, either facing the square by the fire station or heading out of town on Main Street. The flavors all looked fantastic (my favorite was...More

Thank AtlanticShores
Reviewed 20 May 2009

Ice Cream parlor fan and this place fits the bill well. Too much fudge and chockies to chose from so stuck with double waffle cone. Large portions of ice cream . Only qualm was cost $5.50 for a double scoop . Family group will leave...More

1  Thank kevin g
lmpBarHarbor, Owner at Mount Desert Island Ice Cream, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2009

Thanks for the nice review of MDI Ice Cream, we totally appreciate your business! I'm sorry to hear that you were charged $5.50 for a double as that's not our price for doubles, you should have been charged 4.25 instead. I'm really sorry for the...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2009

Excellent ice cream, fresh, delicious all natural ingredients, a must do while in Bar Harbor, a real treat.

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Reviewed 18 September 2008

Yum, yum yummy and great flavors. I recommend "The Dude" which, of course, is white russian.

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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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