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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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481 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have travelling around New England for the last 5 weeks and tried quality ice cream throughout our travels. The salted caramel was superb and was on a par with one of the best I have tasted. My husband loved the peach flavour. Expensive but worth it!

Thank boaster
Newton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!!

1 Thank Stuart G
Morris County, New Jersey
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1,020 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,998 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Wenovo
Sale, UK
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265 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank JDsale
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank GoHoosiers14
New York
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Margery S
Providence, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank Lisanp37
Niskayuna, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Gino B
Sharon, Massachusetts
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333 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Thank CM_Farnham

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
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?