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60 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1436
+1 978-526-1663
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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Delicious ice cream in beautiful location across from Manchester Harbor. Good service so don't forget to too well.

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Thank Suz745
Manchester
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great ice cream with lots of choices. Not only do we enjoy their ice cream, but Captain Dusty's is generous to the community! Thank you Captain Dusty's!

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Thank donnabeck
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Just a short walk from "anywhere" in Manchester, with great views of the small harbor. Great Place for letting the kids get what they want, and then let them run in the park

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Thank streed007
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Came in off of Singing Beach during the storm and enjoyed a wonderful treat. Large servings, good prices, nice staff. Perfect ending to an exciting day at the beach.

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Thank Henry T
Brussels, Belgium
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159 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Slightly pricey and a little too much sugar for our European taste (as all food is in the US) but a good selection with tasty options served by friendly staff. Good location - right on the main road to the beach, so a welcome stopping point on the way back to town after a beach visit. BUT watch out for... More 

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Thank Peter A
Bethesda, MD
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253 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

They must have seen the review where someone complained about the small portion and I had just the opposite experience. I had a one dip cone, which so so large that we have to invert it into a cup with plenty of napkins to sop up the spillover. A large portion for sure. Tasty, quality hard ice cream scoops as... More 

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Thank Jean A
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Portions extremely small. We had the Cookie Dough ice cream and it had the least amount of cookie dough in it of all of the places I have ever had in the past. Worst of all, the ice cream tasted like plastic. Ugh.

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Thank amp14
Shanghai, China
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121 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We went there today after visiting singing beach. It's on the way to the beach and you won't miss it. They offer many flavors and Sherbet (light diary) and sorbet (non diary) too. We had French vanilla, maple walnut and ginger. All are great choices! I would recommend having ice creams on the way back from the beach.

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Thank Jessica Y
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is fantastic ice cream like you remember from way back when. Great flavors and good portions. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

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Thank sandswept2016
Heanor, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

After visiting the Singing Beach, Dusty's Ice Cream parlour is a great place to stop. There is a park opposite to sit and enjoy the lovely ice cream. The hardest choice was which flavour to have. Also the portions are enormous! I chose a 'small' waffle cone but wished I had chosen a 'kiddie' one instead. (didn't stop me from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1436
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Manchester-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 978-526-1663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?