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Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour

22 Falmouth Rd, Route 28 Mashpee/Cotuit Town Line, Mashpee, MA 02649-2743
+1 508-477-5553
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (103 reviews)
“waffle cone” (49 reviews)
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Fast food, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
22 Falmouth Rd, Route 28 Mashpee/Cotuit Town Line, Mashpee, MA 02649-2743
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love what they have created for families and their children. A fun atmosphere and friendly staff. In fact, it is impressive how the owner found such a friendly, and cheerful staff: ask them anything and they know the answer. What is not impressive is...More

Thank jjones47471
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming back to this place for years and after having ice cream up and down the cape, this is the best by far. The pistachio is the best anywhere!! Mashpee Mud, Death by Chocolate are also outstanding . And the waffle are...More

Thank Marvin F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best ice cream around. And the nicest owners. If you are near Mashpee it's the place to go for your ice cream fix

Thank Di M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We would drive by every night on our way home and see a long line up and wonder...why? During our last night on the Cape, we dropped in. OMG the ice cream was delicious! Fresh, warm waffle cone and probably the best ice cream I...More

Thank 3leafclover
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to order an ice cream pie to bring for dessert at a dinner party....decided on the Milky Way- Light chocolate ice cream (which somehow replicated the chocolate/nougat flavor of the candy bar absolutely perfectly)!... with caramel swirled in throughout and a delicious chocolate...More

Thank hblack4285
Mark L, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

It is always a pleasure to know that what we try so hard to do each and every day is seen by our guests. Be sure to try our Holiday Pies later this year! See you soon, I am sure.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

In my opinion Polar Cave has the best ice cream around. Great service . Eclectic little place.Handmade waffle cones and bowls upon request . Great value

Thank O629POjamesc
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed time with family partaking in great ice cream. I had peppermint stick in a warm waffle bowl. There are so many flavors, sundaes, and other treats that you may never run out of new options to try. Don't let the line deter you, it...More

Thank JLOaks
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

BEST Homemade ice cream anywhere. This was a quick weekend trip for daughters graduation from Nurse Practitioner school and we were only at the Cape 4 days. Stopped at the Polar Bear as we drove into town. My favorite is their pistachio, nuts on every...More

Thank MyMimiD
Mark L, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kind words. We try hard to create the best ice cream we can in a memorable setting. Looking forward to seeing you in September.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

I have been a polar caves junkie from the beginning, the best ice cream on all of cape cod.....especially the Rum Raisin

Thank stephendN5528EU
Mark L, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. and see that you appreciate one of our "olde time" favourites. See you soon.

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Quaint ice cream place with lots of Coca-Cola decor. Fresh-made waffle cones, good ice cream selection, nice employees. Be prepared for a line, even in April! It's not cheap, but it's worth it.

Thank Jim-from-Salem
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Falmouth Rd, Route 28 Mashpee/Cotuit Town Line, Mashpee, MA 02649-2743
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Mashpee
  • Phone Number: +1 508-477-5553
  • E-mail
Come taste "quite possibly the best ice cream you ever tasted". We constantly are winning awards for our old fashioned ice cream served with old fashioned service to match. Offering everything possible with ice cream. From "The Worlds Smallest Cone" to Frappes, Malts and Sundaes to the gigantic "Arctic Circle Sundae" with 20 scoops of ice cream If you have never had one of our "straight from the iron, baked & rolled" waffle cones you have missed out on one of the greatest ice cream experiences. Just ask any one that has!
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