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Captain Sam's

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136 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4746
11:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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new york
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great spot for a delicious ice cream during our walk though Portland...the ice cream was creamy delicious....

Thank Kathy M
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My son and I had ice cream here during a recent mini getaway. Expensive (over 4 dollars each). Great tasting ice cream, but could not order 2 flavors with a 3 scoop cone, not sure why!

Thank heichhoernchen
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Good ice cream. Cool souvenirs for Maine. Ice cream was all homemade. Not too savory. There was cool art and it felt good to support a local family.

Thank Alexandria C
Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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166 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The family owns and runs this ice cream store. They have tiny ice creams which are good for a small bite. The flavors are delicious.

Thank GwenM100
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dessert. Servings are good sized without being too much. We had chocolate, salted caramel and Kentucky Derby flavors. Would definitely recommend the Kentucky Derby!!

Thank Chuck H
West Bend, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Wonderful ice cream store with unusual richly flavored delicacies! I had a fall flavor with a peanut butter nut variety in it. My sister had the pumpkin ginger and wild blueberry. The yummiest!

Thank Pat E
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I was walking along Old Port and after having gelato maybe an hour before, I decided I wanted ice cream. This was such a cute little shop but let me tell you about the ice cream! I had the pumpkin, ginger snap ice cream and literally, it was to die for!!! The staff at the register and the one serving... More 

Thank Jessica A
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The ice cream at Captain Sam's is AMAZING! The sea salt caramel, praline and blueberry were all fantastic. It is a family-owned cozy place with great art work on the walls and friendly service.

Thank cbn260
Wausau, Wi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Best ice cream ever and I am a connoisseur of fine ice cream!My wife and I stopped in for some ice cr available. The owner happen to be working the store and service up generous portions of ice cream which we thoroughly enjoyed. I struck up a conversation with her and found out that she makes all the ice cream... More 

Thank DavidBWausau_Wi
Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This small shop makes their excelent ice creme on the premises. The flavor selection is a bit limited - how can an ice creme shop in Maine not always have Maple Walnut - but the ice creme is superb and the young staff friendly and helpful. Delicious.

Thank R11-TA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4746
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Phone (207) 619-7211

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