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Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium

66 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1841
+1 207-288-3281
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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66 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1841
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Reviews (398)
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great ice cream, too little time to pick a flavor as the line moves pretty quickly. Feels like you're at the Soup Nazi counter. And it's awesome. Coffee is great too.

Thank bisonburger
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had the best homemade wild Maine blueberry ice cream in the world! Well worth the wait on the long fast-moving line.

Thank Debra L
Reviewed 5 September 2016

A good place to stop in for ice cream if you're near the Agamont Park. We bought our ice cream and then hung out and watched the boats and people from the park. The portions are HUGE and there are a ton of flavor choices....More

Thank Quest50States
Roy G, Manager at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. As a clarification, our ice cream is also made in-shop.

Reviewed 4 September 2016

The delicious smell outside this ice cream parlour attracted us in after a busy day exploring Acadia National Park. The queue was long but moved quickly and there was an extensive list of flavors on the board for us to choose from. When I reached...More

Thank bertiejess
Roy G, Manager at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium, responded to this review

We're sorry for the service you received, it certainly is not what we expect. If you still have your receipt, please contact us at our main number with the name of the server from the bottom of the receipt so we can target the additional...More

Reviewed 3 September 2016

The line is long but fast moving. Worth the queue. There are benches just outside to sit and enjoy your ice cream.

Thank Fastoy
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Lots of options for the sweet tooth here, as this is both a chocolate emporium, and an ice cream shop! We visited in May before the crowds arrived and were able to enjoy an ice cream on the bench out front. Lots of options and...More

Thank Shnoogie
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Have been here 3 years in a row and it's been delightful each time. We will definitely be back when we visit next year!

Thank Lee0926
Reviewed 29 August 2016

When you walk in the candy is on the left and the ice cream is on the right. You have to walk to the left and around until you get to the other side before you get to ice cream side, basically a one way...More

Thank LTT63
Roy G, Manager at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium, responded to this review

We're sorry you weren't attended to in a prompt manner. We try to always keep at least one person tending the candy windows even when it's busy on the ice cream side. The layout of the store paired with the amount of customers unfortunately requires...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

You ALWAYS look for better than OK while on a trip, at least I DO. This was just ok. We had dessert here after eating dinner at a local restaurant. We kind of expected more looking at the line that was formed outside but it...More

Thank C D M
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

When in bar Harbor one has to try lobster ice cream. Surprisingly nice- although I think once is enough. With so many delicious flavours you want to try them All at least once! Kids had shakes which were gorgeous too!

Thank Pennyech
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Restaurant Details

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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: +1 207-288-3281
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