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Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab - Arroyo Grande

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner
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Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards

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Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab features hand-crafted, super-premium ice cream. Doc's first location in the historic Village of Arroyo Grande is the only nostalgic ice cream parlor on the Central Coast. Model train circles the parlor. Rooms for birthday parties and special events available.
PRICE RANGE
US$ 3-US$ 7
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have for years I missed getting to go in there when we would come into town we’ll, not this time. Ice cream was expensive but so good that it didn’t matter. I love the train up top as well, we will be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 692vincentw
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We tried to get in here one night and it had a huge line. We went back the next afternoon and lucked out with a short line. We had cookies and cream and bananas foster. Delicious and the place is really cute inside. There's a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lamist
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We went to Docs for ice cream after dinner. Can recommend the orange chocolate chip. Found out it’s only available this time of year. Really tasty but not as good as the mandarin chocolate that they used to have. Save plenty of room because there...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BajaJen2013
Reviewed 17 October 2018

What a nice ice cream parlor with many selections and flavors. We shared the banana split and it was more than enough for the two of us. We were told that on Wednesday the kids can make their own flavors in the lab. This is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bounder04
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We tasted samples to get exactly what we wanted most. Thoroughly enjoyed looking around in the shop and sitting down to share our ice cream treats as we visited more with friends. Forgetting that it was even a birthday treat -for just a little while!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ufdahgal
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome ice cream. Great service. Very friendly service. Worth the time to wait in line if there is one.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nanapapa2011
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Doc Bernsteins is a must see/do on the Central Coast. Located in a small Village of Arroyo Grande you should start with dinner at one of the unique eateries and then take a stroll along Main Street and drop in to Doc's for an ice...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank frogzzz
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing and tasty and very entertaining!! Always something fun going on and the parties are a blast!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 174kellis
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

While here in Arroyo we found this ice cream shop and it is a definitely a must to visit, the place is quite unique and the best part is the ice cream is to die for.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

We love the ice cream sandwiches (coffee) but the ice cream is great too. I love that they sell the ice cream sandwiches are our hotel (Sea Crest). It's nice to have a treat after dinner.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Valerie2270
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