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Captain Dusty's Ice Cream

60 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1436
+1 978-526-1663
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (20 reviews)
“sorbet” (3 reviews)
“scones” (3 reviews)
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60 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1436
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This little gem is located in downtown Manchester by the Sea and is on the way to or from Singing Beach. Great selection of awesome ice cream and you can cross the street and watch the boats come and go from the harbor. Many boats...More

Thank misterclean6
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Excellent flavor choices and giant ice cream cones. Could you ask for more? It's across the street from a park and playground so it's the perfect spot to grab some ice cream and go chill!

Thank LV23
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Conveniently located shop across from Masconomo Park and picturesque harbor. The ice cream was good- even the kiddie size sufficient for most appetites, very reasonable at $3.50. A good choice in this quaint town!

Thank rdmdld
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Homemade ice cream. Melts immediately. We didn't even have it for 5 minutes and it was all liquid. It was only in the upper 70s outside. Made a huge mess trying to eat it. Should have asked for a straw.

Thank Liane M
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Had a medium ice cream, that was just enormous, then she added another scoop. Delicious flavours a d. Dry reasonably prices for what you got. Staff were friendly and helpful and didn't mind waiting for us to decide what we wanted. Can recommend

Thank annacat
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The ice cream is great. If you can go sometime other than July and August lines will be reasonable and parking doable. Also maybe early on weekdays in July and August. In prime time parking can be hairy and lines long and slow. Prices are...More

Thank Louetta
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I'm on a constant search for pistachio ice cream when I travel. Many times I'm disappointed...but this place didn't do that! Lots of pistachios and very creamy! Yum, can't wait for my travels to bring me by again!

Thank JrzyGrl13
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Owned by dear friends, Captain Dusty's is the real deal when it comes to ice cream. Carefully crafted, homemade New England style ice cream served up with spectacular water views of the gorgeous Manchester Harbor. Cones, sundaes, frappes, soft serve...it's all there! You can't go...More

Thank Maureen F
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Delicious ice cream in beautiful location across from Manchester Harbor. Good service so don't forget to too well.

Thank Suz745
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great ice cream with lots of choices. Not only do we enjoy their ice cream, but Captain Dusty's is generous to the community! Thank you Captain Dusty's!

Thank donnabeck
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1436
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Manchester-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 978-526-1663
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