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Harbour Bar

1-3 Sandside, Scarborough YO11 1PE, England
+44 1723 373662
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (571 reviews)
“sundae” (164 reviews)
“banana split” (35 reviews)
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American, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1-3 Sandside, Scarborough YO11 1PE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We travel 115 miles to Scarborough for 2 things. Fish n chips and a Harbour Bar ice cream. We are never dissapointed! My partner loves their Strawberry milkshake, and usually has 2 in a row! I had (on this occasion) the Chocolata which is a...More

Thank kitty52300
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As locals we love The Harbour Bar and is a real treat for coffee and Ice Cream. We usually in the winter when it's not so busy. Staff are always friendly

Thank vix s
Reviewed 2 days ago

The premises are kept up to an incredible standard of cleanliness. It feels like walking back in time to an American type coffee bar. Excellent dinks. Staff very friendly. Open all year round. ( A lot close for the winter in this seaside town). Supports...More

Thank david w w
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is with out a doubt the best ice cream parlour you will ever visit.the ice creams are amazing and the service is fantastic.And you have to try the knickerbocker glory they are absolutely delicious 😋

Thank Thickas
dolchefreddo, Owner at Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Thickas. Great review, much appreciated. Giulian Alonzi

Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the decor. We each had a sandwich and coffees; one black, one white. The sandwiches were average but had an issue with the coffee. I was asked if we wanted sugar. I was surprised that there was no option to add the amount...More

Thank Linda B
dolchefreddo, Owner at Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Linda B Your review is frankly a nonsense. The coffee we use and have used since the 60's is Nescafe. At times we have to sell coffee at speed, about 2000 in 3 hours on Boxing day, with free rum. There isn't an automatic barista...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place for ice cream. Amazing quality top staff and good prices. We always call here when on the front. A must visit place with great views over the harbour

Thank Mike F
dolchefreddo, Owner at Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Mike F Great Mike, I always come her for ice cream. Oh I forgot, I make it. Than you!! Giulian Alonzi

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met friends here while we were holidaying this past week. We ordered 2 coffees (which was instant, am happy with instant but not for the price charged here), and 2 sandwiches which although freshly made and tasty they were in no way worth the price....More

Thank Lisa T
dolchefreddo, Owner at Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Lisa T Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Harbour Bar. I cannot agree with you that our prices are excessive compared with other cafes in the locality. Although what is expensive to some customers is good value to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always make this our first call in Scarborough Top iconic cafe which never fails to impress us So nice to see the girls and to watch them still making the sundaes as were made over the years Lots of childhood memories were made here for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in today was shocked at being charged near £5 for a sandwich with a bit of salad you would normally expect chips for that price included we got my son a sandwich for £4 wich was tiny it was made with 1 slice of...More

Thank Adrian T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we go to Scarborough, this is always our first port of call for a deliciously milky Harbour Bar Café coffee! We love the 50's style, the staff are always smartly dressed in their uniforms and friendly and you never wait long to be served....More

Thank KJD6746
dolchefreddo, Owner at Harbour Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi KJD6746Thank you for your great review and for the compliments about the coffee. I must say in recent years I have toyed with the idea of introducing a coffee machine in order to offer different types of coffees but the machines are so slow....More

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Questions & Answers
Julia W
9 June 2018|
Response from dolchefreddo | Property representative |
Well, we have several sorbets, Peach and Mango, Raspberry and Lemon all available in tubs.
28 August 2017|
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Response from Millie W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
2 March 2017|
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Response from Bainbo38 | Reviewed this property |
They have seating outside the premises for ppl with dogs which has a beautiful view of harbour best place to sit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Sandside, Scarborough YO11 1PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1723 373662
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Ice Cream Milk Bar on Scarborough's seafront opposite the harbour in the South Bay. Menu includes a range of tasty sandwiches, HOT TREATS and COOL EATS. Sit on tall stools and watch our" Soda Girls" create mouth watering delights or relax at a table by the window and watch life go by
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