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390 Route 3, South China, ME 04358-5045
+1 207-445-4608
01:00 - 20:00
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China, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Huge portion arty reasonable price. So much top choose from. Quick service with a smile. Worth the trip across the lake instead of going to the landing

Thank elleinaDretsoF
South China, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Best ice cream place in the area hands down! I moved but we gladly drive the 40 mins just to get ice cream.

Thank armyfam11
Arlington, Massachusetts
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I had to try the coffee soft serve ice cream. It was very tasty. The service was pleasant, this is just an ice cream stand but I would recommend it.

Thank Kat M
Freedom, Maine
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Every flavor is great! Homemade and swirl or hard, delicious. I am so happy to be nearby so I can fulfill my cravings anytime.

Thank Tracee W
Center Montville, Maine, United States
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Ice cream here is amazing! But the customer service is really bad. I was trying to place my order at the window when the people in front of us got there ice cream out the same window before I could finish. There were 3 of us and when only 2 of us went up to the window to order... More 

Thank Jeannie B
Downeast Maine
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133 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Backs has been around for a very long time and provides seasonal ice cream and take out food. Consistent high quality service, food and ice cream (hard and soft). Always busy for a good reason - a can't go wrong type of place to enjoy. Plenty of parking and several picnic tables under cover.

Thank Downeastme
South China, Maine
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307 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This place is always busy and the reason is all the flavors and goodness that comes out of here. Love all the choices. Friendly, good & Fast! A must stop on your way by.

Thank Marcia A
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

They have yet to get my ice cream order right. Not matter how simple. This place sucks! Do not go here whatever you do

1 Thank justin p
South China, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2013

I have been going to Backs Ice Cream since it open and I have always had some of the best Ice cream I started taking my grandson it was his first ice cream cone he loved it

1 Thank Beth M
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2013

We stopped at Backs Dairy Bar on our way back from spending the day at Lake St. George. They do have an extensive menu and offer everything from soft serve to freezes (a slush with vanilla ice cream). It seems like they specialize in soft serve ice cream and their prices are reasonable (my soft serve cone was $2.40). I... More 

1 Thank MichelleGrenier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
01:00 - 20:00
01:00 - 20:00
01:00 - 20:00
01:00 - 20:00
01:00 - 20:00
01:00 - 20:00
01:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 Route 3, South China, ME 04358-5045
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South China
  • Phone Number: +1 207-445-4608

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