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“Great ice cream and friendly staff”

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 13 Dessert in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours
Description: 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.
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Five stars from my entire family. They had both traditional and off-the-wall flavors that were all served with a friendly smile.

1  Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

So delicious! The most unique thing however was their flavors - my husband had a tamarind cinnamon flavor that he loved, and i had something with chocolate which i cant remember but it was so good! lol So creamy and flavorful, it was some of the best ice cream we've had in a long time.

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Thank BacTravel
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I stopped in for the chocolate wasabi but they had run out. No matter! They had an amazing bananas fosteresque ice cream as well as Vietnamese coffee ice cream. I found the prices very reasonable compared to the other ice cream shops in the area and it was delicious!

I highly recommend it if in the area. Lots of unique flavors to try!

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Thank TravelGrrlNY
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Founded in 2006, this is the original Mount Desert Island Ice Cream shop, the first of three. After visiting owner Linda Parker's second shop at 325 Main Street on the outskirts of Bar Harbor, my wife and I had to stop at the original shop at 7 Firefly Lane, off Main Street in downtown Bar Harbor, just to see if it was possible to duplicate the same creamy, unique, delicious taste. Sure enough. This is ice cream that you can't find at the grocery store, which was Parker's goal from the get-go, to create flavors that are unexpected, to elevate the classics, to make everything from the bottom up, by hand, with fresh ingredients. Mount Desert Island Ice Cream is so irresistible that we found ourselves stopping for an ice cream fix on the way into and coming out of Acadia National Park--three days in a row. I've become addicted to Cookies & Maine Cream, Coconut (President Obama's favorite) and Maine Rocky Coast, a take on Rocky Road. My wife can't resist Blueberry Sour Cream Crumble, Fleur De Sul Fudge and Chocolate Wasabi. Folks who live in Bar Harbor year-round are fortunate because they can work their way through the menu from top to bottom.

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This was the best ice cream we had on a recent weekend trip to Maine--and we try to seek out ice cream.

Flavors are very creative. If you're someone who likes a standard vanilla or chocolate, they may have one or the other, but not both. You will probably leave here having tried something you've never had before. The creativity is showed more with fruit-type flavors than with chocolate/vanilla flavors. That being said, the Callebaut chocolate is outstanding.

The location in this review is the one right on the Village Green off Main St. It can get a little warm in there in the late afternoon and also tends to be more crowded. The other location is just a few blocks down Main Street--just outside the main craziness of downtown--and we found that one to be a little more enjoyable and less crowded.

Thank Adam L
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