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17 Railroad Ave Ste R, Rockport, MA 01966-1463
+1 978-546-9786
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Rockport, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are locals and love the rich creamy flavors of Richardsons ice cream that the dairy Train offers. The portions are good,It is not downtown Rockport but worth the visit! Kids love to watch the train come in and out. Definitely worth your time and money.

Thank Rkptmom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt, drinks and hot dogs, adjacent to the train, walk to the beach, plenty of covered but open air seating and parking, too. So friendly and a local favorite. Kids swarm after nearby baseball games (or during!)

Thank JamyMadeja
Rockport, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A trip back in time with some good ole fashion soft serve ice cream. Being from the area i always would stop in for a quick fill of the cool whipped cream....nice place to pick up a cone and walk on downtown for a day of sight-seeing. Clean and at a good price the kids will love the tasty delight... More 

Thank michael t
Cape Ann, MA
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Outstanding soft serve and regular ice cream. Great cheap eats hot dogs. Great variety and super nice people.

Thank PaulZCapeAnn
Providence, United States
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great ice cream, and excellent service. Old fashioned values and friendly, cool spot behind the train station in Rockport.

Thank Kendra B
Rockport, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I've been getting ice cream from here for over 20 years! It never disappoints and it's something I really look forward to year after year when then open for the season each summer. Every year I get the banana split and share it with my mom. It's SO good and really fun to eat. The soft serve is always tasty!

Thank Christine C
Rockport, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Right next to the Rockport Train Station is the best place in town for ice cream (and there are many choices downtown). Ice cream, hard yogurt, soft swirl, frappes, sodas, toppings, they have it all. Even a Rex Sox hot dog special! Make sure to get your card punched so that you can get a free item after buying 10.

Thank RockportBirder
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

If you want the taste of good ice cream ...THIS IS THE PLACE. A little place right behind the train station.

Thank mark B
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134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The perfect summer spot for ice cream. They have wonderful soft serve ice cream and also great richardson's ice cream with every kind of topping. It is right near the train to / from Boston. It isn't summer without a stop there.

Thank Lynnesadams
Rockport, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

We live in Rockport and have tried all of the 'sweet spots'. This is hands down the best quality ice cream and is probably the most reasonable in price as well. They will give your dog a cup of ice cream after a long hike in the woods! Worth the walk up to the railroad station for a delicious sundae.

Thank Ruth S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Railroad Ave Ste R, Rockport, MA 01966-1463
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-546-9786

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?