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Mel's Downtown Creamery

37 W Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT 06379-1637
+1 860-599-1363
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (19 reviews)
“brownie” (3 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
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37 W Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT 06379-1637
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Mel’s was another accidental find during a recent visit to Rhode Island. I really liked the chrome and leatherette, 1950s diner look not to mention the (literally) dozens of ice cream, sorbet and frozen yoghurt flavours available. The only thing missing was a rock n...More

Thank mullxbarh
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect but immediately we realized there were a lot of repeat customers. The staff knew most of the people walking in from frequency of them visiting which is a great sign. Try the peanut butter special. I cant exactly remember the...More

Thank kristineregine
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Mel's is the ultimate in old times retro ice cream spots! They have it all, including the Big Kahuna if you dare!! It is a shareable treat enough for 3-4 hungry friends!! Mel's never disappoints, love me some Mel's !!

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Staff is always extremely friendly and welcoming. the place is made to feel like an old fashion ice cream shop. They offer a variety of flavors of ice cream, shakes, shaved ice, and dels.

Thank Davey Mitchell P
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Mel's Downtown Creamery is the best ice cream in the area!!!! Mel is the absolute best!!!!! The inside is decorated in a fun 50's theme. Great parking on the road and in the back!!! So convenient and delicious 💜

1  Thank Crystal A
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Its a classic ice cream parlor with the best ice cream around. its right down the road from park,and library and its an awesome place to stop when your in town.They also serve Dell's lemonade which makes the experience even better

Thank Surfood14
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We love this ice cream parlor to cool off after the beach. The place has a fifties theme which is fun for all ages. The ice cream is delicious and the staff friendly and cheerful. They offer gluten free cones for an additional charge. Other...More

1  Thank Travelgem050
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Very helpful server. Very Good Ice cream selection. Has a retro Malt Shop feel. Booths and Seats need new vinyl.

1  Thank revmeister62
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great family ice cream parlor...just like in the good ole days. Friendly service and fun memorabilia.

1  Thank X9200VOdianneb
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped by with the grandkids for a little treat on theway back to the house. Had bingo and prizes going and the treats were delicious. Would definitely stop again.

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
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12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 W Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT 06379-1637 (Formerly Downtown Creamery)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Pawcatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 860-599-1363
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Established in 2012. Located in theOold Higgin's Building, the creamery gently updates the flair of a 1950's ice-cream shoppe to 2012. Mel's Downtown Creamery offers a wide variety of sweet treats. Whether it's a special occasions a night out with the family, or you just want to sit and relax with friends, come see Melanie, Dennis, and their smiling staff.
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