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Maine Ice Cream Stands & Soda Parlors

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Dutch Treat
Wilton, ME
Polar Treat
Perry, ME
The Dutch Treat was built in 1963 starting with the A-frame structure to the left. The owner got the idea for using an A-frame from his travels to someplace in New York. In 1966, the Dutch Treat added the windmill, based on a lamp the owner brought back from Holland. The Dutch Treat started out as an ice cream stand and added other foods over the years. For more, see this website. [map]

The Polar Treat is another A-frame ice cream stand. [map]

York Beach Dairy Bar
York, ME
Brown's Old-Fashioned Ice Cream
York, ME
The York Beach Dairy Bar is directly across the street from the beach. [map]

Brown's Ice Cream opened in 1967. The stand closed in 2015 and was put up for sale. For more, see this website. [photo thanks Tony Badalamenti] [map]

Boynton-McKay Food Co.
Camden, ME
The Boynton-McKay Food Co. opened as a pharmacy and soda parlor around 1893. It is now a full-scale restaurant with tables and take-out. The beautiful woodwork and pressed tin ceiling are original. Some scenes from Stephen King's movie "Thinner" were filmed here. [map]

Cleonice Mediterranean Bistro
Ellsworth, ME
The Cleonice Mediterranean Bistro occupied the ground floor of the Luchini Building from 2002-2014. The space housed a soda fountain and luncheonette which opened in 1935. The wood booths and counter appear to be original. These photos are from 2003. Another restaurant is expected to open here in 2015. For more, see this website. [map]

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