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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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Fair Oaks, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old time feel ice cream parlor with in-house made ice cream. Delicious, creamy ice cream with a big variety of unique flavors. The staff are friendly, quick and eager to help and answer any questions. This is the perfect place for daytime or after dinner.

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Thank dillism
OKC
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136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ice cream shop. Incredible service. Lots of fun, great choices and excellent taste. Make sure you plan for a quick refresher break in the midst of your antique shopping.

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Thank Terry B
San Jose, California
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! This is a must stop if you're in town. We Loved the old town charm and décor. We Loved the old style booths and the plank floors that creak every time someone walks over them. The Flavors: There are the Classics, Straight from the Lab, and Monthly Editions. There are sugar free options as well. You can sample the... More 

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Thank DisneyQueenbee
Arroyo Grande, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the greatest experiences in my daughter's life was creating the ice cream of the week at Doc Bernstein's. This is a family icon and one of the features that contribute to the old town charm of Arroyo Grande.

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Thank Victor L
Renton, Washington
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great selection, a great staff, and a very long line. Always a must stop when visiting the village.

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Thank edwardstorton
Arroyo Grande, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Always a new and exciting flavor available! Love to take our grandkids there and watch the model train that circumnavigates the room.

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Thank Vettman860
Arroyo Grande, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Bananas Foster is the best flavor I've tried. Brings me back to my childhood memories of Burnardoz's Banana Walnut flavor ice cream in the village of Arroyo Grande.

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Thank mrabara
Arroyo Grande, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Homemade ice cream...super fun atmosphere...train...what's not to love? Home town ice cream parlor that make amazing homemade ice cream everyday! There is a reason the line goes out the door on the weekends! New flavors every week. They also donate generously to community. We love Docs!

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Thank T1692LEanitap
Italy
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I could compare this to Italian gelato. They have very original flavours. I took the raspberry wine. Very rich in taste. There is a nice atmosphere and interiors are cool. It's a bit pricey but well worth a stop.

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Thank The-Groove-Traveller
Arroyo Grande
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place makes great home made ice cream! Sometimes they have my favorite = chocolate/orange ice cream. I love those flavors together. If you like ice cream and are visiting old town Arroyo Grande, be sure to taste this ice cream!

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for Doc's! We truly appreciate you feedback. We look forward to serving you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?