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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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Renton, Washington
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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309 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I love this place!! First, the ice cream here is spectacular! It is creamy and flavorful, without the aftertaste of artificial stuff. It is real, down home ice cream, the way it should be: full of fat full of sugar. Yum. Second, this is an adorable little establishment. It looks like the ice cream parlors of old with cute paint... More 

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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 truly appreciate the review and we love that you had a great experience. We love ice cream and we are also in the business of making memories. Seeing a review like this helps us to know we're right on track. Thank you again! More 

Arroyo Grande, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This time I tried the Banana Foster and it was fantastic. It had pieces of pie crust in it. There are so many different flavors to try so going back again soon.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Doc's! We truly appreciate your feedback and we're glad to hear you enjoyed the ice cream. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Nipino
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great home made ice cream. Good selection. Hard to beat. A must try if you are in the Arroyo Grande area.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Doc's! We appreciate your time and look forward to serving you again. More 

Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious ice cream! Was a cute place with a friendly atmosphere. Will definitely come back again, the kids loved it!

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Thank Sandy C
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 happy you and your family were pleased and we look forward to serving you again. 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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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