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60 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1436
+1 978-526-1663
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Just a short walk from "anywhere" in Manchester, with great views of the small harbor. Great Place for letting the kids get what they want, and then let them run in the park

Thank Steven R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Came in off of Singing Beach during the storm and enjoyed a wonderful treat. Large servings, good prices, nice staff. Perfect ending to an exciting day at the beach.

Thank Henry T
Brussels, Belgium
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Slightly pricey and a little too much sugar for our European taste (as all food is in the US) but a good selection with tasty options served by friendly staff. Good location - right on the main road to the beach, so a welcome stopping point on the way back to town after a beach visit. BUT watch out for... More 

Thank Peter A
Bethesda, MD
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244 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

They must have seen the review where someone complained about the small portion and I had just the opposite experience. I had a one dip cone, which so so large that we have to invert it into a cup with plenty of napkins to sop up the spillover. A large portion for sure. Tasty, quality hard ice cream scoops as... More 

Thank Jean A
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Portions extremely small. We had the Cookie Dough ice cream and it had the least amount of cookie dough in it of all of the places I have ever had in the past. Worst of all, the ice cream tasted like plastic. Ugh.

Thank amp14
Shanghai, China
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We went there today after visiting singing beach. It's on the way to the beach and you won't miss it. They offer many flavors and Sherbet (light diary) and sorbet (non diary) too. We had French vanilla, maple walnut and ginger. All are great choices! I would recommend having ice creams on the way back from the beach.

Thank Jessica Y
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is fantastic ice cream like you remember from way back when. Great flavors and good portions. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

Thank sandswept2016
Shipley, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

After visiting the Singing Beach, Dusty's Ice Cream parlour is a great place to stop. There is a park opposite to sit and enjoy the lovely ice cream. The hardest choice was which flavour to have. Also the portions are enormous! I chose a 'small' waffle cone but wished I had chosen a 'kiddie' one instead. (didn't stop me from... More 

Thank ClanIrvine
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Across the street from a park and down the street from Singing Beach. This is the quintessential summer ice cream joint. Decent ice cream. Great location. It's summertime. What could be better?

Thank Paul W
Bangor, Maine
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220 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

How do you pick between these two sites. You do not have to but I will say when you can each Captain Dusty's while walking on singing beach then life is pretty perfect!

Thank Lee S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?