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Captain Dusty's Ice Cream

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143 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5639
+1 978-744-0777
Today
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Santiago, Chile
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This place is great. They have some really really good ice cream flavors and they give out HUGE portions. I had the small and I couldn't finish it. It was also very hot outside and the ice cream melted and spilled and I had ice cream stains on my jeans for the rest of the day. If you're getting something,... More 

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Thank TheBlackCondor
Hartford, Connecticut
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The wheelchair ramp means that this frozen goodness is available to all. This was the first time I've ever had ginger ice cream and it was amazing! The young ladies behind the counter were friendly and helpful. And patient. When you serve that much variety, I guess you have to be prepared for people to stand slack-jawed in udder dairy... More 

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Thank Brianimated
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stop here on the advice of friends and it was well worth it! They have quite a selection of homemade ice cream flavors, even several sugar free (my hubby had sugar free coffee flavor). A great cool down after you walked the wharf!

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Thank Sharyn C
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I went in expecting just another version of Italian ice cream but Captain Dusty's has some amazing flavours. The portions are generous and are a meal in themselves. Doesnt look that enticing from outside the building but just ask to taste.one or two of their flavours and you'll be hooked!

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Thank TopicalSerendipity
Tel Aviv, Israel
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

An ice cream shop with everything you can imagine Imagine on a hot summer night, waiting in line outside, conversing with people from all over the world. Once inside there are so many choices....

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Thank 22jerry36
Eugene, Oregon
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Sorry Captain, not impressed. With so many reasonably priced and insanely delicious homemade ice cream shacks decorating the New England coastline, you need to step up your offerings to get the love. The location is ideal- on the path to and from the singing ssnds beach... So maybe that's why the place has a lazy vibe. My coffee scoop had... More 

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Thank Dynorocket
Herts
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813 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We came across the shop by chance, but were tempted in by the word 'homemade'. There was a good choice of flavours. We had White Russian chip and peanut butter fudge and both were delicious. There are 4 different size cups to choose. We have small which was very generous. There are 2 small tables to eat in or there... More 

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Thank mouseHerts
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

What a great find. Unassuming-looking from the outside, within awaits a wealth of delicious choices of amazing flavours. Seriously good ice cream - and very reasonably priced.

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Thank NorthantsNige
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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249 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This place was great on a very hot day. Small portions were huge and melted everywhere. Mixed reviews from family depending on the flavor, but my ginger ice cream was fantastic.

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Thank uktravailer
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?