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Captain Dusty's Ice Cream

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143 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5639
+1 978-744-0777
12:00 - 21:00
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Just stumbled upon this little unassuming place, and was wildly surprised by the plethora of ice cream choices before us! Skip the cones and go for the cups (they hold more!)... you will not be disappointed on any of the combinations.

Thank bowtieguy61
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43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Grabbed a cup of homemade peanut butter, it was awesome! And deffentaly recommend stopping by even if it's for just 1 small cone

Thank jake s
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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166 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Captain Dusty's has a large variety of ice cream flavors and they are quite delicious. My only suggestion is that they install an air conditioner. It was the end of Jun and they only had an exhaust fan in the window. Not good for customers or employees.

Thank kmc4601
Fishkill, New York
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This place looks like a shack but the ice cream is worth a fortune. Plenty of flavors to choose from. Very generous scoops. Delicous !

Thank michele_farrell
Little Rock, Arkansas
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This place does have homemade ice cream and it was great! Hard Served Homemade Ice Cream that was cold, and did not melt on you, too quickly. There waffle cones are not homemade, though.

Thank Broadwaybeauty_88
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I would have given my review 5 stars but this place had no A/C and it was stifling inside. Suck it up and turn on some A/C! The young ladies behind the counter were working really hard and it had to be 90 degrees in there. That's not right. Now, onto the good part. The ice cream. The Rocky Road... More 

Thank lijuly
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Good choice of flavours. Good sized portions. Friendly staff. Area outside to sit and enjoy the lovely icecrem. Good value for this area.

Thank Pat D
Ocean, New Jersey
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Ordered a small cup of vanilla with chocolate sprinkles. Huge serving for a "small" cup. Cost $5, which sounds pricey, but like I mentioned it was a pretty big "small." Good vanilla flavor.

Thank Barbara H
Falls Church, Virginia
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

My scoop of homemade ice cream was fine but my husbands strawberry sundae was pretty poor. Did not know one could mess up a sundae. Convenient to be open late .

Thank deleslie1956
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is a really great place with homemade ice cream. A word of "warning" the kiddie size cone is about the size of a softball...I can't imagine what a large looks like! We go the cookie dough and the strawberry, both delicious. They also have ample parking which is unusual for Salem.

Thank apmcpm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5639
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-744-0777

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