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Mel's Downtown Creamery

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37 W Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT 06379-1637 (Formerly Downtown Creamery)
+1 860-599-1363
12:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Stamford, Connecticut
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very helpful server. Very Good Ice cream selection. Has a retro Malt Shop feel. Booths and Seats need new vinyl.

Thank revmeister62
Connecticut, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great family ice cream parlor...just like in the good ole days. Friendly service and fun memorabilia.

Thank X9200VOdianneb
Salem Depot, New Hampshire, United States
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped by with the grandkids for a little treat on theway back to the house. Had bingo and prizes going and the treats were delicious. Would definitely stop again.

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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you are an old fashioned ice cream parlor fan- then Mel's is a can't miss if you find yourself in Westerly or Pawcatuck! They have so many great flavors it's hard to choose- so why not go for the ten scoop Big Kahuna and get your photo on the wall! Worked for Ed Sheran and Taylor Swift Enjoy this... More 

Thank Silverhamma
Stonington, Connecticut
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

living in the area, we have tried many of the ice cream shoppes, but have hands down found Mel's to be the best. Cowabunga Crunch and Moosetracks are our favorites. We always get a kick when someone orders a Big Cahuna- 8 scoops of ice cream, a brownie, a banana, sprinkles and whipped cream- it's a killer dish, serves 4... More 

Thank andreamonroe246
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after dinner based on a recommendation- we should have skipped dinner! So many interesting and standard flavors, I wanted to try them all! I went for a seasonal special, S'more Lovin', and it was amazing. The shop is cute and service is friendly and helpful. I wish we were staying in the area longer so I could try... More 

Thank Hturtle333
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Stopped for an ice cream after dinner. Everyone liked the 50's diner look with Beach Boys music for summer near the beaches. Seemed really friendly and a local institution. Like the employees knew some of the customers and had a fun banter with each other like maybe they went to school together. Nice stop on a summer evening. Everyone liked... More 

Thank toddc177
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Went for desert after dinner. Place was busy. Lots to choose from. Vert good but expensive location in downtown close to restuarants and rhe park

Thank Pat4Gary
Brewster, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

What else to review a cute little 50's diner that sells the best ice cream sundaes ever! Don't miss it.

Thank janetlnorton
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Mel's is always a good spot downtown for some ice cream. Stroll by the river with a cone. Try the big Kahuna if you dare and have a bib handy.

Thank TravelCog

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 W Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT 06379-1637 (Formerly Downtown Creamery)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Pawcatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 860-599-1363
Established in 2012. Located in theOold Higgin's Building, the creamery gently updates the flair of a 1950's ice-cream shoppe to 2012. Mel's Downtown Creamery offers a wide variety of sweet treats. Whether it's a special occasions a night out with the family, or you just want to sit and relax with friends, come see Melanie, Dennis, and their smiling staff.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?