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Dr. Mike's

158 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT - (203) 792-4388
There aren’t a lot of flavors at this minuscule ice cream parlor at the back of a house in downtown Bethel. Maybe eight are available at any one time, but each flavor is devilishly rich, sensually creamy, and so intense that after two scoops, tastebuds are exhausted. If it is possible for an ice cream to be too rich, this stuff is at that line of demarcation.
93% Approval Rating (29 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Chocolate Lace Ice Cream
Hot Fudge Sauce
Rich Chocolate Ice Cream
sundae
Pumpkin Ice Cream
cone
Chocolate Lace Ice Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream
Rich Chocolate Ice Cream
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
milk shake
Pistachio Ice Cream

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"For more than a quarter century now, Dr. Mike’s of Bethel, Connecticut, has been making what we consider to be the richest ice cream on earth. There aren’t a lot of flavors, maybe eight available at any one time in the small freezer of the pint-size store; but each ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

158 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT
(203) 792-4388

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A 'small' hot fudge sundae is available with or without whipped cream. It's a dilemma: the whipped cream is rich and freshly made, but it does reduce instant access to ice cream and hot fudge down below.
"A 'small' hot fudge sundae is available with or without whipped cream. It's a dilemma: the whipped cream is rich and freshly made, but it does reduce instant access to ice cream and hot fudge down below."
Michael Stern





If, like me, you always are a little disappointed with the dearth of cookies in cookies 'n' cream ice cream, you must get some of Dr. Mike's chocolate Oreo if it's on the menu. Cookies galore! Not to mention superb milk-chocolate ice cream.
"If, like me, you always are a little disappointed with the dearth of cookies in cookies 'n' cream ice cream, you must get some of Dr. Mike's chocolate Oreo if it's on the menu. Cookies galore! Not to mention superb milk-chocolate ice cream."
Michael Stern


Several spoonfuls into the whipped cream, I hit cherry swirl ice cream and a few veins of hot fudge. The large lode of hot fudge was yet to come.
"Several spoonfuls into the whipped cream, I hit cherry swirl ice cream and a few veins of hot fudge. The large lode of hot fudge was yet to come."
Michael Stern


Even the color of Rich Chocolate warns that its melting drips will permanently stain clothing if given the chance.
"Even the color of Rich Chocolate warns that its melting drips will permanently stain clothing if given the chance."
Chris & Amy Ayers


I never would have guessed it was possible, but we liked the seasonal favorite pumpkin flavor even more than the rich chocolate.
"I never would have guessed it was possible, but we liked the seasonal favorite pumpkin flavor even more than the rich chocolate."
Cliff Strutz


This is Dr. Mike's logo, located above the vat of hot fudge.
"This is Dr. Mike's logo, located above the vat of hot fudge."
Michael Stern


On a nice summer afternoon, waiting in line is part of the Dr. Mike's experience.
"On a nice summer afternoon, waiting in line is part of the Dr. Mike's experience."
Michael Stern


I was in such a hurry to order my ice cream, I didn't notice the cool neon sign out front on the way in.
"I was in such a hurry to order my ice cream, I didn't notice the cool neon sign out front on the way in."
Cliff Strutz


Dr. Mike's is well marked by signs, but it's still a little hard to find because it is located down an alley way behind Bethel's main street.
"Dr. Mike's is well marked by signs, but it's still a little hard to find because it is located down an alley way behind Bethel's main street."
Michael Stern



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