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Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium

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66 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1841
09:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 19:30
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portland, maine
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118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to replace(and then some) all those calories you burned off hiking, biking, or shopping. Lobster ice cream...yup, but no thanks. Large selection of chocolate candies and ice cream. Good late evening pit stop before heading to bed.

Thank ayuh
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in downtown then this is the place to go! I can't say I've tried an ice cream place in Bar Harbor that I didn't like, but they have so many choices and unique flavors that you can't go wrong.

Thank Marina J
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is always a highlight when visiting family - we always have a trip to Bar Harbour just for the ice cream and what a choice there is....... They develop flavours for all tastes including the most amazing rum and raisin (my favourite and my sister's too), KGB (my husbands favourite) and so much hot fudge sauce - OMG it... More 

Thank dcjajx
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

It's nice to see that good things don't change. Bill and Ben's have been around a long time, and they can still satisfy anyone with their large assortment of sweets including including ice cream. It's usually busy, but one will never find a candy store with more to offer.

Thank ticklegolf
Orange Park, Florida
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This place gets a lot of attention. There is usually a long line in front of the place. They have lobster ice cream that seems to attract a lof of people. The ice cream (and I did not eat the lobster flavor) is fair. It is notthing great. There are much better shops for ice cream. I would skip this... More 

Thank tlburch51
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place has so much to offer! The chocolate smell wafts down the street and the line goes out the door :( I did a lot of my xmas shopping here though.

Thank DrewL1975
Beverly, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

My boyfriend and I couldn't resist getting ice cream cones in 40 degree weather. The oreo was great. It's a little hectic in there because there's not a lot of space, but it's worth it!

Thank dolphinmaniac31
White Plains, New York
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The salted caramel fudge is out of this world. Eat it within a day or two (not a problem) as it seems to separate after three days.

Thank LizaJane T
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you are a fan of homemade ice cream you need to try the Lobster Ice Cream. I must say that it is an acquired taste...but then, so is the Bacon Ice Cream and I make.

Thank Marilyn B
Kansas City, Kansas
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stopped in for a pic with the lobster and some icecream! The server was patient and let me try a few flavors before I chose. I tried the blueberry and the lobster (of course), but I decided to go with some Centennial Triple Chocolate which was probably the most delicious ice cream I've ever had!

Thank sarahryn03

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1841
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 12072883281

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?