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Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour

Certificate of Excellence
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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22 Falmouth Rd, Route 28 Mashpee/Cotuit Town Line, Mashpee, MA 02649-2743
+1 508-477-5553
13:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 13:00 - 21:00
Fri 13:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are big ice cream lovers, and this place is very close to our home. That being said, we don't make a beeline for it. Been there, done that, kind of place. It's decorated in the Coca-Cola fashion throughout, but the ice cream hype didn't measure up. The quality = B, serving size = C-, price = C-, packaging/dish =... More 

Thank Julie S
themarkel, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on my Ice Cream Parlour. Slightly puzzled why you wrote your review in February, SEVEN months after your visit. Clearly, by the nightly long lines and numerous reviews (garnering us year over year Certificate of 5 Star Excellence from Trip Advisor) we seem to be pleasing far more people than... More 

Falmouth, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Friendly, generous, and the most delicious ice cream we have on the Cape - very creamy, tasty and not too sweet. I try all the home-made ice cream places and always return here. The servers are so pleasant and the owner Mark is like your favorite jovial uncle. And I'm so happy to report that he has kept his prices... More 

Thank bobbibysea
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I have been there with children and elderly clients; they all love it. The ice cream is home made, and the servings are substantial.

Thank Addie S
Mashpee, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great icecream and Mark the owner gives great support/programs/rewards for kids through the local schools and Boys and Girls Club.

Thank boo2004
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Brady and Keelie's favorite spot, thanks for another great season. We will be there a few more times before the weather changes.

Thank Gregg F
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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270 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

One word: YUMMMMM!!!! My husband and I went here as a weekend treat, and we were immediately surprised by how large the menu was; I don't think I've ever seen such a vast option of ice cream flavors! They have the typical ice cream cone options, but they also have a plethora of sundae choices, frappes, shakes...and all sorts of... More 

Thank Ash B
themarkel, Owner at Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We strive to be the best we can be each day and when we receive reviews such as yours it lets us know we are doing it right. Thank you. More 

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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Fresh waffle cones are the best. Been going here ten years and always stop when I'm at the cape! Great shop !!

Thank James F
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We always go here, every time we visit our son on Cape Cod. The ice cream is delicious, as you will find out. My favourite is, "Moose tracks," with Reece's Pieces inside. although my husband always gets a quart of, "Very vanilla," to take home. Nothing is too much trouble for Mark, (Daddy Bear) the owner and his daughter, "Baby... More 

Thank LynnAcheson
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Mark's homemade ice cream is fantastic! Homemade (to order) waffle cones and bowls are better...better yet is his commitment to the local community.!

Thank Spencer H
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We frequently visit the Polar Cave and it is a staple in the town. Along with great homemade waffle cones the other menu items are worth the venture. The owner gives back to the community and has a year round presence! A must do in Mashpee!

Thank Joe D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Falmouth Rd, Route 28 Mashpee/Cotuit Town Line, Mashpee, MA 02649-2743
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Mashpee
  • Phone Number: +1 508-477-5553
Come taste "quite possibly the best ice cream you ever tasted". We constantly are winning awards for our old fashioned ice cream served with old fashioned service to match. Offering everything possible with ice cream. From "The Worlds Smallest Cone" to Frappes, Malts and Sundaes to the gigantic "Arctic Circle Sundae" with 20 scoops of ice cream

If you have never had one of our "straight from the iron, baked & rolled" waffle cones you have missed out on one of the greatest ice cream experiences. Just ask any one that has!

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