Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour


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  1. Cathy

    Your website is great! I love the ice cream fun facts!

  2. admin

    Thanks you for your kind words, you are our first visitor. I have added you to our links page.

  3. Charlie

    WOO HOO!!!! We missed you over this long, cold winter! See you soon (we’ll bring our friends, too)…Julie, Charlie and Dave Myett

  4. George

    I’m looking forward to renewing my Polar Cave addiction! Professor eBay.

  5. admin

    I missed you too. Thanks for the Charlie Cola bottle as well.

  6. admin

    Looking foreward to seeing you – got a KIDS cone with your name on it for you!

  7. Deb

    Awesome ice cream!! John’s Pond Turtle is my favorite!

  8. Vinchenzo Locascio

    I miss REAL ice cream =/

  9. Trisha

    We can’t live with out Polar Caves ice cream. We make it our Friday nite dinner after golf.
    Peanut Butter Cup is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Victoria

    Polar Caves ice cream is the best on cape cod!!!!!!!
    The waffle cone is what makes it even better!!!!

  11. mark

    Best Ice Cream around. Wood Chips look great also. See you soon.

  12. kara and howie

    i love the ice cream it is the best i cream i have ever tasted in my whole life!!!!!!! i will come back soon lol love the ice cream bye

  13. kara and howie

    butter crunch is my favorite my dad’s is banna and my mom’s is black raseberry

  14. kara and howie

    we just brought my mom their for the first time she loved it i hope i can bring my sister next time for her first time too!!!!!!!!

  15. Charlie and Julie

    Hello and best wishes for a peaceful holiday for you and your daughter, the Myett’s p.s. good to see you are doing okay!!

  16. Rich

    Papa Bear, and Family,
    The polar Cave is the best place to spend any day, especially those Best Days and Nights of the Year!
    Thank You for all you do and continue to do for our Community through serving your Fabulous flavours and your Fabulous and Friendly personality.

  17. Stephanie

    I love coming to the polar cave! I come there everytime im at my grandparents house and it always brings a smile to my face! The service is great and so is the ice cream! the waffle cone is the best!!

  18. Michelle

    The sun is out and I have fully completed my annual Polar Caves rehab, and am ready to get addicted again. Can’t wait till your doors open and I can get my “fix”. Any idea when you will be opening your doors for 2010?

    – your faithful customer!

  19. Bill Roberts

    I’m ready whenever you are. Just dusted off my carrying tray for your outstanding Bananna Split. Stormy awaits her vanila as well.


  20. Peter Okun

    I Hope your Opening this past weekend went great, even though you might have got the dates wrong.
    We love you anyway can’t wait to see you soon

    Pete & Ann

  21. Rick

    Thank goodness you’re open!!! Great Ice cream, great thick shakes. The winter was wayyyyyyyyy too long. Take a look at http://www.capescapes.smugmug.com anytime after April 6, 2010 after 8 pm to see the pic that graces my home page. You’re all great!!!!

    Rick & Carol

  22. Sue

    Aaaaaaaaaah, all is finally right with the world. I had a Polar Caves hot fudge sundae last night. It was everything I remembered and more!!!! Thank you Mark.

  23. ris

    LOVE the ice cream<3333333


  24. Mirrisa!

    hey you make great frappes!!!! oreo cookie with extra oreo is my favorite! Hope to be coming back soon!!

  25. Michelle

    Finally! I can get my mocha chip close to home– um, too close — i think we’ve been there every night since you opened- the guy already has our order memorized! Yikes!!
    Michelle & Jeff

  26. Stacey & Emily

    me, my little sister, and our family visit cape cod every summer. we were looking up some different places to go. our favorite hotel is on the same street as youu. we <3 main street- so many things to do. so we'll have to stop by. we love ice cream and can't wait to taste yourssss ! <3 happyy summerrr woo hoo to cape codddd ! ! ! [:

  27. Richard Stone

    Love your Ice Cream, have brought many friends and house guests through the years. My house guests always ask to go to Polar Caves as one of the things they have on their list of things to do when they visit.

    Keep up the good work.

    ps, I think this is one of the main reasons they visit.

  28. Varoline

    Best. Ice Cream. Ever.

  29. Jim D.

    Just discovered the Polar Cave and all I can say is “yum!!!!!!” My wife and I had the strawberry cheesecake ice cream in a waffle cone. We are totally in LOVE with this place. (After we ate the cone we went into our home gym to work off the calories because… we know this place will be our new addiction and we could end up gaining a lot of weight!!!!)

  30. Richard Putnam

    Our family would like to wish yours a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with good health and happiness. You have agreat product and run a great operation. Again we appreciate you displaying our brothers coke items among your collection. Thanks and keep up the good work. Hoping to come up next summer.

  31. nanchi

    i like it’s too much every month in a year.

  32. nance

    Hi! Thank you so much for the delicous ice cream last evening! I had just run/walked 4 miles for the first time in I don’t know how long and that deeeliciouse vanilla ice cream with the fresh waffle cone just hit the spot!!! This newly relocated “local” is so happy to have found you. Can’t wait to bring my summah visitors to you!
    p.s. the screen door were open and it truly felt like spring should feel!!!

  33. Erin Letsky


  34. Sue and Michael

    Help ! We lived in Mashpee for over 10 years. I want my Polar Cave Ice Cream !!! We moved to South Carolina back in 2005. It may be nice down here, but let me tell you, they need some serious help when it comes to Ice Cream, !!! Help!

  35. Greg Bell

    Thank you soooo much for making my vacation back home to the cape amazing! The Polar cave chant is famous within our family and friends and now the fact that we stopped there first before even saying hi to any of them will go down in the Bell family history. We made sure to pencil in PC (AKA the Cave) on the schedule every day. So now I personally blame you for the 10 pounds I gained while on vacation, but it was well worth it.

    Will you guys be joing facebook anytime soon?

    It would be great to see you on there. Thanks again and have a great rest of your summer.

  36. Sarah F.

    I was visiting Cape Cod for a few days and discovered the Polar Cave and may I say it is the BEST ice cream I’ve ever tasted! And I love how the waffle cones are made right there in front of you! My pick was the pistachio and wow was it amazing! I’ll have to go back sometime and try all the other flavors as well 🙂 Best Ice Cream I’ve EVER had.

  37. Matthew Sheridan

    Your ice cream is awesome! i am from new york and i come here every year. this is my new fave ice cream shoppe

  38. Mr. Virginia

    Polar Cave is the best place! Thanks again for yet another amazing summer…

    See you next, or the winter if we’re lucky!

  39. Suzanne Greene

    Very nice to meet you tonight in my store (Cape Kaleidoscopes), especially since you enjoyed yourself so much. Hmmm… Let me know if you’d ever consider doing a trade. ;)) I’ve been known to eat ice cream at least once a day, and I especially LOVE yours!

  40. Wendy

    Awesome!!!! I am craving… craving… craving….

  41. Matthew Sheridan

    i cant wait for cape cod in august! well, i still have too wait for next cone there so bye 🙂 and i cant wait for next ice cream

  42. Matthew Sheridan

    sorry i meant 🙁

  43. LILLY ( from Cape Cod Cannolis

    I will tell you I may have 124 flavors of Cannolis BUY I still love your Ice Cream ! See you soon !

  44. Katherine


    Glad to see your folks are open (AT LAST!) Looking forward…..why am I checking to see when the cave opens? I have never checked on any other seasonal shop????? Could it be the fun visits, great ice creams or even, BOTH?!
    Can’t wait!

  45. PapaBear

    Love trade – do it for many of my services. Let’s talk.

  46. Matthew Sheridan

    I am in cape cod today and for the next six days, i hope i can go to your amazing ice cream parlor. My personal favorite is the soft serve n the gigantic cone. Hope 2 go!
    bye 😀

  47. Matthew Sheridan


  48. Matthew Sheridan

    I hope to go to polar cave i am in need of ice cream! 🙂

  49. Matthew Sheridan

    I hope to go to polar cave i am in need of ice cream!

  50. Norma h

    hey there. Was in recently for an ice crream and your eyes lit up when I told you about my Coke bottles. I have harry potter chamber of secrets. Bc 2001 men’s hockey national champs. Red sox 100 season’s. And some NASCAR from 2001- #43. And #45

  51. Alice

    Lov, love, love your ice cream shop!!! Especially Moose Tracks in a warm waffle cone YUM!!!

  52. ray from texas

    great ice cream
    need 2 Qts of rich chocalate and 1 Qt of strawberry
    ray from texas

  53. Anna

    i LOVE this place! Waffle cones <3

  54. Anna

    Polar Cave is an awesome ice cream place! Their waffle cones r absolutely fantabulous! EVERYONE GET MOOSE TRACKS ITS AMZINGGGG

  55. Clarissa

    You have cute guys working there

  56. Amber

    As always your ice cream stand blows away any others!! Your staff is always so helpful and friendly too. My favorite is the hot fudge sundaes. Not only is the fudge on the top but on the bottom too!!! What an awesome idea. You sure could teach other ice cream stands a thing or two.

  57. roxanne cabral

    We live in mashpee and wont go anywhere elsewhere else for ice cream…best ice cream and super service ♡♡♡♡

  58. Cathy Kelley

    Great ice cream. Wonderful customer service. Have to go there every year!

  59. Lynda

    I went to get my favorite peppermint stick ice cream tonight, I tiripped and I fell before I got to the door. Mark and a few wonderful patrons rushed out to help. Mark sat with me as “I took a few breaths”. I love Polar Cave ice cream and the owner is wonderful too. Thanks for your help.

  60. PapaBear

    Next time you don’t have to throw yourself at my feet to get my attention, a simple “hello” will suffice. Yes, keep the inhale/exhale thing going please. See you soon for another Peppermint Stick.

  61. Hugh Jaynus

    This is the best ice cream place I’ve ever been too, period. I get the mama bear mocha chip in a waffle cone because it’s outrageously delicious. And the names on the back of the shirts are hilarious. All around a fantastic answer to a hot summer night.

  62. Judi

    The best ice cream on the cape! The owner and staff are so helpful. It was a 90 degree day and my kids and I were stopping by as a last stop before going home for the weekend, the cc machine was down and the atm they suggested was out of order. All I could picture was going back outside where the kids were waiting for the ice cream and having to tell I didn’t have the it. The owner said that I could pay them back another time and to take the icecream and enjoy it. I was so appreciative thier generosity meant a lot to me! It says a lot about the kind of people and business they run

  63. PapaBear

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Technology is a wonderful thing when it works – however not when you needed ice cream for the kids. Having a happy guest is far more important than a $10 bill.

    See you on your next visit.

  64. Gwen

    The best ice cream and fresh warm waffle cone on the planet!!! Owned and personally served by the most generous, community involved, always happy guy ever!! Thanks Mark for all you do and the best peach ice cream around!!

  65. Mike, not Leo & Donna

    Happy spring Mark. Saw the Polar Cave mentioned in the Globe! Well deserved.
    See you soon.

  66. PapaBear

    Thank you and look forward to seeing you. Happy Spring!

  67. Jen Atailya

    This place is a gem. The ice cream is always delicious. Great fun, inviting atmosphere. I only have to drive 15 minutes to get there, but I’d drive 45 minutes if I had to. It’s that great an experience.

  68. Perry-Delaney Family

    Hi all,
    I am sure you already know this but as a former Mashpee resident and our family as polar cave fans, I thought you might like this.
    We love you guys and always try to. Visit when down visiting!
    The Perry-Delaney Family

    Sent from my iPhone

  69. Perry-Delaney Family

    Sorry. There was a photo attached. But I don’t think it showed
    But it was a an article from the Sunday Boston Globe about places to go for ice cream four dog. And Polar Cave was listed. Of course I am. It surprised as you rock it. Keep up the great works

  70. Willy B. Hardigan

    My kids and wife love the cave! Super family-friendly place. The best on the Cape by far.

  71. PapaBear

    Thanks for thinking so highly of us.

  72. Betsy Connolly

    I love ice-cream and I believe that Polar Cave has the best coconut chocolate chip almond ice-cream in the world

  73. Casey

    The inside scoop registration is not working!

  74. Dusty Taynt

    One word, three syllables. Delectable.

  75. PapaBear

    Thank you for letting us know. It has been fixed.

  76. PapaBear

    Much appreciated.

  77. PapaBear

    Now that’s quite an honour – Thank You

  78. Ted

    WOW, without a doubt the best ice cream I have ever had, the owner makes the waffle cones to order so they are so fresh and the portions are very generous. Up until a year ago I lived in West Barnstable and after dinner almost every night I would “crave the cave” so much that I would drive the 15 to 20 miles to have my favorite ice cream passing by 2 or 3 other ice cream joints along the way,now I live in Mashpee and I’m not sure if I moved here to be closer to the Polar cave!! If you have not tried their ice cream you don’t know what your missing? This place makes the boys from Vermont look like amateurs. If there’s a line don’t worry the atmosphere is great and the line moves very quickly, and most of all its so worth it!!!!

  79. PapaBear

    Thank you for such a great review, we strive to make each and every visit a truly memorable experience for each and every guest. I thank you for your loyalty and look forward to seeing you again soon

  80. Mike Wheef

    The polar cave is the highlight of my family’s summer! It’s a hit with kids. And the vintage Coca-Cola decor brings me back to my childhood. A must-see place for anyone vacationing on the Cape.

  81. Mike Wheef

    I made 5 visits to the Polar Cave this far this summer. This ice cream is addicting!

  82. Joanne

    I just saw the news story on CNN about the 17 year-old young lady. I am so sorry she had to go through something like this. I am a furloughed sales associate at Macys and (although unbelievable) know that this experience does happen. Ours is usually the customer that goes bonkers over a coupon that does not work and wants to take it out on us. There is no excuse, no matter how long you have had to shelter in place (I live in Michigan), for being so over the top rude to anyone much less a hard working young lady. What a sad sad person this must be to act like that. I wish the best of luck to this young lady and your business. We sane people will stick together and make it through these tough times. I hope your summer will get better and have the normal appreciative customers return in droves.

  83. Robert Harris

    Mark, just watched and listened to what happened to you and your young employees
    over the weekend. Abusive behavior towards anyone cannot be tolerated. As I listened to your
    story I was thinking and wishing I had been there to intervene. A good idea? Maybe. Maybe not.
    What I can do from my home in Arkansas is let you know I condemn such abusive behavior and
    let you know how I reacted and feel. I’m sure there are many more who are reacting the
    same as me. I hope the young woman who was so terribly treated and felt the only way to
    handle this was to quit, I hope she’s doing OK now. Don’t give up! Keep trying! Good luck
    and God Bless! -Bob H., Benton County Arkansas.

  84. Kay Jacobs

    Dear Mr. Lawrence,

    Thank you very much for being an absolute gentleman and a wonderful, respectable business owner. Keep up the great work! You are a credit to good men everywhere!

    kindest regards from Colorado,

    Kay Jacobs

  85. Maria

    I did not know about your ice cream shop before reading about your horrendous experience this weekend. When things settle down I will definitely come by and try your food. Thank you for being a kind and reasonable business owner during this extremely difficult time.

  86. Debbie

    Just wanted to show my support for you and your business in the midst of all this craziness. Wish I lived closer to have your ice cream! It sounds fantastic and the shop looks so cute.

  87. Ken Venet

    I live in Phoenix and have never been to the Polar Cave, although my Mom and Dad lived in Yarmouth Port before they passed away so I did get to the Cape a couple of times year. Just wanted to say that I saw Mark Lawrence on CNN this morning. I have a lot of respect for him because he seems like someone who sticks up for his employees and has their backs. Very commendable. Best of luck to everyone at the Polar Cave.

  88. Bobbi

    I read the article today about having to close your store due to customers not abiding by the social distancing rules and the extreme rudeness you endured. You and your staff should never, EVER, be treated in such a manner. And just because people have had to stay home for multiple weeks is no excuse and in that time frame you do not forget how to treat people respectfully. I’m glad you were able to reopen and I hope customers continue to be kind. It’s a difficult time and some may say, it’s only ice cream you provide, but ice cream is awesome and gives people joy. I myself have never been to there, live in Canada, but who knows, maybe one day. All the best to you and your staff. Stay healthy and safe

  89. Phyllis Katz

    So sorry to hear you guys had such a bad experience on your reopening last week. We are huge fans of Polar Cave, and think Mark and the entire staff are extremely kind, hardworking and respectful. It was so wrong and disrespectful of those customers last week to mistreat your staff — as you said, it’s just ice cream (albeit deeelish) and there is no excuse for such misbehavior. We look forward to visiting Polar Cave when everything settles down this summer – we hope!

  90. Pam

    I just read the article about your terrible experience after opening back up. It truly made me so sad. I’m so sorry that you and your employees were treated so mean. I wish I lived closer ~ I’d be there often when you opened up again and I’d bring a flower to you and every employee. Since I live in Ohio and can’t be there, I’ll just have to tell you that I wish you the very best in the future and I hope all the mean people stay home!
    Blessings to you and your employees.
    Pam in Ohio ❤️

  91. JP

    Dear Mr. Lawrence,

    I just wanted to leave you a note saying thank you for treating your employees with kindness and being protective of them. I work behind a register and have often taken heat for things that I had no control over. I wish your business all the best and will donate to the GoFundMe you set up for your former employee. Take care and have a great summer.

  92. Catherine

    Hang in there ~ where is the kindness ……. loved your story !!! Be nice people !!!
    New England Lover

  93. Eric Nelson

    Please give my love to you all. If I wasn’t 1200 miles away, I’d come by

  94. Jace

    Heard about the fiasco over Mother’s Day! So sorry people misbehaved and were rude. Whenever my kids were feeling sad, I always took them for ice cream. This is really a bad time and hopefully your customers find their souls. For the employee you lost, please let me know if I can make a donation. Praying for your success.

  95. Suzanne Lummis

    I’m So sorry about what happened to your business and your young employee! I’ve read the articles about the low, despicable behavior of those who did NOT phone in their orders ahead of time as requested, then mobbed your ice cream store and called your good, hardworking employee vulgar names because she couldn’t keep up. A 17-year-old girl assaulted with vile language. Such horrible people. This is deeply depressing. And it’s happening in once-quaint small-town America. I really hope this leads to some deep, hard self-reflection, not only for your community but for the larger society where this kind of selfish beastliness is becoming more common.
    I’m sure your worker who resigned has a great future in front of her — and I hope she’ll work on behalf of the right and the good. And I hope some change will come of this.

  96. Liz from Tennessee

    Hi folks, I was terribly saddened to read about the abuse your employees were subjected to upon trying to reopen responsibly. I wish you all of the best in these difficult times.

  97. Annie Breslin


    I saw the story on TV about the opening of the shop. I live in the Boston area and can’t wait till I can take a drive to Polar Cave when you reopen.

    Keep up the good work


  98. jeffrey crosby

    Saw ur place in the news recently…so sorry ur staff had to be offended by unruly customers…shame on them…i bet u if the police were there they would not have had the nerve to act that way…our families have been coming to the cape since the 1950s…we stay in falmouth…we have driven by ur place but have not stopped in because we were always in a hurry to get somewhere or were coming back from that place after you were closed ha, ha…when this is all over we will make it a point to stop in…!

    Jeff & Bonnie Crosby
    Bridegwater, NJ


    I just saw the story about your business and I was saddened how your employee was treated. Must have been from NY. I grew up in Hamilton but live in Bradenton, Fl now so I won’t be able to stop by for some ice cream. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  100. Judy

    Hello from Canada ! I read an article about this Ice Cream Shop on CNN recent and just want to say, thank you for your generosity and kindness to your 17 year old employee. What a wonderful way to make her feel a little better. I’m hoping she will be okay and go to College. Thank you Mr. Lawrence!

    Windsor, ON Canada

  101. David

    I read a story in The Blaze about reprehensible conduct of some guests to your staff as you tried to reopen from all the COVID-19 restrictions. I am especially troubled that a young lady felt she had to quit because of the customer abuse. It has been many years since I worked in a retail setting, but I would like to extend just a small bit of advice. When you try to reopen again, do NOT hesitate to eject customers that cannot behave in an appropriate manner. No one has to put up with that kind of conduct. The customer is NOT always right. Way back, I worked for an entertainment company and I learned that I had to protect the atmosphere for my other guests. I would try to address any customer concerns, but certain behavior was required. If the person got abusive, I wouldn’t tolerate much of it before they would be asked to leave. In several of those events, I was moved by how other customers would provide words of encouragement and even thanked me for not putting up with the inappropriate conduct. I would not be surprised at all if you experience the same thing. A fair number of people out there want to eject the jerks, but many lack the voice. When someone shows the voice, they are grateful. So when you reopen, have zero tolerance for abuse.

  102. J. Cash

    Greetings, I heard about what happened on your opening day. I understand if you don’t want this on your guestbook, I just hope you are able to read it. I wish I lived closer, I would come there just to speak with you personally. I am recently retired from law enforcement after 25 yrs, and if I were there, I would have acted in some way. There is no excuse for that behavior, and as of now, people are using the excuse of being stuck at home for a couple of months to act out, and be disorderly, ignorant & profane. I was so upset to hear that your employees were subjected to that, and that one quit. I hope that you can relay this message to your workers: The people that acted that way were ignorant before being stuck at home. I believe they would treat anyone badly if given the chance, and make an excuse for it. These are people who have no problem treating servers badly no matter what business it is. However, there are more good people in the world than bad. That terrible experience will not define your lives moving forward as adults. It is just one day, one shift, where you saw the worst in some people. The fact that all of you kept working through it, shows your character. Though it was in your face, you rose above it. Not the easiest thing to do, but you did it. You are the people who have already learned, first hand, how NOT to act. And there are many who stand with you, and I’m sure no one will let that happen again. I stand with you. I also know, as adults, you will also do what you can to not let that happen to others.

    I live almost 7 hours away, but my hope is that I can visit there and say hi to everyone!
    Thank you for your time.

    J. Cash
    New Jersey

  103. PapaBear

    It is indeed so true the good people far outweigh the bad. Your comments reflect what so many others have expressed. Thank you for your service.

  104. PapaBear

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. Be kind to all. #CraveTheCave

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