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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
11:00 - 23:00
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Encinitas, California
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

It ain't fancy, there's no place to sit and it isn't really close to anything, but it's some of the best ice cream you'll ever eat. Our whole family loves ice cream, and we make a point of tracking down the best ice cream in any city. Mitchell's is by far the best ice cream in SF. It's been around... More 

Thank sdfamilyof5
Fremont, California
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629 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

This was my 1st time here. The ice cream was great. I had a double kid's scoop - cantaloupe, & Mexican chocolate, and booth were good. The service was fast. They allowed me to try several flavors. The line was minimal, as opposed to Bi-Rite, which is too long. Most of their flavors are eggless.

Thank MihirMeghani
East Bay, CA
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147 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Mitchell's ice cream Context: Sunday night at 9pm on a drizzly night Atmosphere: packed sidewalk and inside. Place is super small and you can barely squeeze in to look at the cases of frozen ice cream. We were number 32 and they were at number 11, so we waited almost an hour. Ypu take a number, then wait until they... More 

Thank luluEastBay
South Burlington, VT
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165 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I'm not sure if Mitchell's is the best ice cream in town, but it must be close, and that it's so clearly a neighborhood favorite puts it at the top of the list for me. We were able to walk to Mitchell's from our Noe Valley rental, so we didn't need to use the on-site parking (yes, you read that... More 

Thank SHB05403
San Francisco Bay Area
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Love Mitchell's. I will say I am glad it is not local to me otherwise I would be there every night. Although we have no problem driving across the Bay Bridge into San Francisco just to get ice cream we don't do it too often. It is a treat when we do though....there is always a line out the door... More 

Thank luckypb
San Francisco, California
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

They are voted the best in every taste test year after year. Always win major food contests. They have the highest fat content which makes it so good. I like the Peppermint which only comes out from Thanksgiving to Valentine day. The Fruit flavors are (as is all of their flavors )are made with the real fruit. If you are... More 

Thank niceguynsf2016
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013

This place has the widest variety of delicious ice-cream flavors, including many tropical flavors (buko, mango, ube, mexican chocolate, and more!) Be sure to dress warmly - always chilly outside which is where you have to stand to eat the ice cream - totally worth it!

Thank Judy M
San Francisco
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114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013

The first time I went to Mitchell's ice cream, I wasn't that impressed. Most likely because I chose the wrong flavor. This past week, I went with family and we ordered the baby coconut ice cream flavor (YUM) as well as the avocado which was strangely yummy and the Halo Halo which has all sorts of other strange tropical fruits... More 

Thank Quetzalcoatl
San Francisco, California
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Yum. Try the cantaloupe, if it's in season. There must be this kind of Icecreamery in many old cities across the country, but this one is ours. The Rocky Road is a classic.

Thank TravisVanBrasch
San Francisco
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2012

I don't often crave ice cream, but when I do, I head over to Mitchell's. An old school business with a friendly staff, old school favorites and exotic flavors. Definitely my go to place for my favorities: pumpkin, mexican chocolate and baby coconut (buko).

Thank tchia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?