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Buffy's Ice Cream Shop

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456 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2456
+1 508-945-5990
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Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

There is nearly always a line to get in, but the service is prompt and the ice cream is outstanding. This is a staple of Chatham!!

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Thank Stuart G
New Jersey
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818 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,806 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

It is a delicious treat, more expensive I suppose than other places, but we have paid some crazy prices for good ice cream in Italy too. In a way it is good for a portion control ...one pretty big scoop is enough. The hard part is deciding on the flavor... It feels good to return to this small shop. .... More 

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Sale, UK
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238 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

It was empty when we went in so we were served promptly, the lady was a bit surly, but the ice cream was fabulous, the pumpkin flavour was tremendous. We sat out the back on the benches and enjoyed it thoroughly.

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1 Thank JDsale
Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We walked into a very tiny and very crowded ice cream shop and soon figured out what the big draw was: the ice cream is phenomenal! I ordered a single scoop in a sugar cone and got what was really the equivalent of 3 normal sized scoops. I was full but couldn't stop eating it because it was so good.... More 

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Thank GoHoosiers14
New York
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Interesting flavors, made on premise and run by a family. They are super nice and the ice cream is yummy. I have a nut allergy in the family and they always wash the ice cream spoon and remove the top layer of the ice cream they are serving to prevent any cross contamination.

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Thank Margery S
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

First, the ice cream is delicious and there is a great flavor selection. The kids that work behind counter are pleasant and keep the sometimes long line moving along. Can't help but comment on the extortionately high prices however. In fairness the staff does point out that waffle cones are two dollars extra when you order one but a single... More 

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Thank Lisanp37
Niskayuna, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nice place with good service. I only had the butter pecan which had a nice amount of crisp pecans but the butter part was completely missing. Really just a bland vanilla ice cream with nuts in it. Try a different flavor if you go.

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Thank Gino B
Sharon, Massachusetts
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308 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The line out the door at Buffy's tells you a ton. The wait was well worth it and the ice cream was top notch. Friendly scoopers. Place has been in business for a long time.

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Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

An ideal place to go for a relaxed dessert after a meal in one of the many good restaurants in Chatham. The salted caramel was excellent and the home made waffles were delicious.

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Thank CM_Farnham
Springfield, Illinois
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Ice cream shop right on Main St. Lots of flavors. Small seating area outside with a drinking fountain (that's a big plus!). Also makes pretty good lime rickeys.

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Thank Jan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 456 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2456
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-945-5990

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