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Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

51 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5009
+1 207-460-5515
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (49 reviews)
“sorbet” (6 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
51 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5009
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Never have I seen such vibrant colored, interesting flavor combinations or delicious ice cream. Not to be beat anywhere. It was so good we stopped for a second serving in the Bar Harbor location (48 degree weather) and this time got a double scoop!

Thank Maura D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ice cream is of great quality - dense with lots of flavors and bits of ginger. There were other interesting flavors I would have loved to try.

Thank DoubleD1969
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are wandering around the Old Port it is hard to pass by an ice cream shop with such fun flavor choices. The guy at the counter was uninterested in giving tastes but I did get a few in before choosing brigadiero - very...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Excellent selection of flavors from the classics to uniques! I went for the "cranberry bliss bar" (mild orange/citrus base, white choc chips, cranberries and nuts). Delicious, yet not overwhelming...so the last nite was as good as the first!

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream is really gelato and sorbet, not ice cream. That said, it was still interesting shop. There are about 16 flavors, but some off the wall choices. We had fig, and a lavender hibiscus. Both very different and very good. If...More

Thank 31,42,013
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Plain vanilla is a wonderful choice in any ice cream made with quality ingredients and Mt. Desert Ice Cream's vanilla doesn't disappoint. But most ice cream eaters will be tempted away from a standard flavor to try one of Mt. Desert's many unique offerings. No...More

Thank lupaglupa
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Rumored that Obama loves their ice cream (the coconut in particular) I knew I had to stop by. I got the Maine caramel sea salt, and man was it good! So many creative flavors I wish I could have gotten them all!

Thank maddieschindele
Reviewed 7 August 2017

It is funny how many reviewers complain about the "small servings and overpriced ice cream". I didn't find the prices any more expensive than NYC, Chicago, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone or any other tourist location. If you’re looking to feast on the more traditional flavors...More

Thank DTzar
Reviewed 14 July 2017

So many choices and all of them, delicious. I enjoyed the peanut butter sundae for a reasonable $5.50, which included 2 scoops of peanut butter ice cream, nuts, whipped cream and chocolate sauce and it was perfect.

Thank MichiganMom71
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Ice cream is ok, servings are small and overpriced. Offerings are very different, don't expect to find many of your favorite flavors. Very hipster type place.

Thank Greg L
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-460-5515
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MDI Ice Cream is hand-made artisanal ice cream, made with organic milk and cream and an attention to selection of ingredients. We aim to make flavors that are forward looking without being sensational for its own sake. Selected as a top ice cream shop from "Food and Wine."
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