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DOC Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab

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114 W Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2602
+1 805-474-4068
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 09:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Arroyo Grande, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great ice cream and always new quirky flavors like engine oil or pink cloud. The kids, big and little, love the trains circling the store.

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Thank trulysatisfied2015
Pismo Beach, California, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent tasty fresh made ice cream found in the cute village of Arroyo Grande and in San Luis Obispo. Nice family treat.

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Thank Cathydk
DocBurnstein, Front Office Manager at DOC Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Doc's! We're very happy you enjoyed your ice cream. More 

Nipomo, Ca
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an ice cream shop for kids of all ages where you can enjoy old fashioned and delicious treats. There is a darling toy train around the ceiling for the kids. For adults, it's at the entrance to old Arroyo Grande, a perfect place for people watching.

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Thank Ximena622
Pismo Beach, California
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are locals and haven't been here for a few years. The atmosphere and location are wonderful! It is a very unique spot that is especially fun for kids. The customer service is excellent and one person will assist however many are in your party. We came here after dinner at little McClintock's in The Village and were expecting Doc's... More 

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Thank Sandra S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a great meal at klondikes Pizza across the street,OMG soooo good!!! We went for some doc.s ice cream. Our grandkids give it a thumbs up and smiles for miles..This was a special treat to top off a great night... Yummy!! Great ice cream and 5 star service...

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Thank michelerD7862NC
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Their salty caramel when they have it. The Customer service is good, I like the way one person helps everyone in your party. The train is cool

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Thank Clay B
DocBurnstein, Front Office Manager at DOC Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're pleased that you like the Sea Salt Caramel ice cream, it's one of our own creations from our Ice Cream Lab. This is also an ice cream that should always be available. May I ask that if you find we do not have this flavor out,... More 

Manteca, California
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Fun place for icecream. The ice cream is good. A little pricey, but good. They have a train that runs around the place. Fun for the kids .

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Thank Sally J
Visalia, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Don't let the long lines trick you from coming in. The ice cream is delicious and the decor is so unique. Line moves fast, staff is friendly and they offer different types of ice cream combos I have never seen before. A bit pricey but it's a good experience!

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Thank Joy932772002
Incline Village, Nevada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Delicious ice cream. Doc has the regular flavors, Doc's favorites and featured favorites. The grandkids like birthday cake and Oreo chip ice cream. Our favorite is Java mocha chocolate.(not sure if that's the correct title but it's their version on mocha almond fudge.) Doc has a train that runs around the top of the store that the kids love to... More 

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Thank 785karenf
San Jose, California
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped by here late on a Friday night and joined the long, but fast moving, line for a cone. I had the Motor Oil (chocolate with caramel), and my wife had the Java. Both were great. Interesting decor inside the shop as well. We paused and ate our ice cream on the patio until the employees told us they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 09:00
Monday
12:00 - 09:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 09:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 09:00
Thursday
12:00 - 09:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 W Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Arroyo Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 805-474-4068
Description
Nostalgic ice cream parlor with super-premium ice creams made on-site daily. Model train circles the parlor.

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