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Mitchell's Ice Cream

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Noe Valley
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688 San Jose Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-4925
+1 415-648-2300
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California, United States
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698 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is long standing San Francisco institution that is a must visit for everyone. Be sure to get a number and get ready to wait for a bit but the line does go quickly.

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Thank AshishGuptasfo
Gilbert, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never a disapointment! ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS the most decadent flavors. Hands down, some of the best ice cream made anywhere.

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Thank Tarra R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to San Francisco for a food show to specifically find the best ice....we did! This ice cream was absolutely fantastic!! The staff was even nice enough to answer all of our crazy ice cream questions. They even gave us the name and number of the owners in case we had further questions. You could tell the staff loved... More 

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Thank Sarah N
San Francisco, California
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I love this ice cream. They have been in business since the 1950's. Open daily from 11:00am to 11:00pm I love the variety of flavors made and offered. I try something new everytime. They make mango, coconut, Ube sorbets. Mitchell's makes seasonal ice cream flavors like: Egg Nog, Ginger Spice, Pumpkin, Spumoni, Peppermint candy, and Irish Coffee. The classic flavors... More 

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Thank Infodiva415
Granite Bay, California
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is the best ice cream I have ever had. It is creamy, but not too creamy. I felt like I had just eaten something good for me. SO worth it.

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Thank Juls822013
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

My AirBnB during the first half of my stay in San Francisco was located in the buzzy and friendly, ethnically diverse community of Bernal Heights, high up above the city, with fabulous views from the local park. My hosts had rated this ice cream parlour highly, so going there, just a few streets away, was an absolute must - no... More 

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Thank GardenerCook16
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I love this place. yes you have to wait but it's so well worth it. If you don't like to wait just buy 1/2 gallon pre packs and make sundaes at home.

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Thank Cheryld92103
Stamford, Connecticut
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1,632 reviews
987 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Dont be alarmed by line. Go in grab a number it goes by quick. The pumpkin ice cream was really good, but the grasshopper my favorite. The cones are homemade and good.

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Thank Autumn M
Washington
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455 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This place is popular even on a fall weekday! The ice cream is rich, and I especially like the Asian tropical flavors. They have traditional ones too if that floats your boat. They use a number system to keep track of who is served next, but it goes by quickly. Come here!

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Thank interviewtraveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great place for ice cream.... interesting flavors. Try the avacodo, its is really good. Also has the usual flavors. But be aware.... almost always lines out the door.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 688 San Jose Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-4925
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Noe Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Noe Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-648-2300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?