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Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

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1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
+1 612-870-0065
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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164 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Minneapolis, our friends took us on an ice cream taste test of some of the best that the area had to offer. Sebastian Joes won, hands down. Each place had great ice cream, but I think the reason SJ's won (and we HAD to go back again before we left) was because the flavors were more intense, the... More 

Thank 10sChick
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great location to meet people coming from any part of the city. Easy to find, local and very friendly. Has lots of space just to sit and chat

Thank tannamoore
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Great ice cream. I'm from Wisconsin and know my ice cream. This place is great. They offer a "special flavor of the day" for adventurous eaters. Otherwise they have a great mix of various flavors. There is something for everyone and it is all made there daily. They have lots of tables to hang out and enjoy or the area... More 

Thank Traveling_Jdawg
Chicago, Illinois
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250 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I wasn't blown away with the ice cream here, especially compared to some of the quaint local ice cream places that I've been to in other cities. The ice cream definitely hit the spot on a hot, sunny day, but I didn't find it be anything extraordinary.

Thank KU90
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I love going to different homemade ice cream places, and this matched my expectations. I had salted caramel ice cream, which was delicious!!! and not overpriced!!

Thank RitaAdvisor
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Pavarotti flavor is a must-try, and you may be hooked the first time you eat it. This is a great, all-season place to come for an ice cream break. Get a pint to take with you, reasonably priced.

Thank J G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I liked this better than Izzys and loved the Nicolett Potholes ice cream. Just a mile or so walk from the Uptown Theater.

Thank ChicagoMathTeacher
Plymouth, Minnesota
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223 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The smell alone is worth going in there....it reminds me of the many coffee houses and ice cream parlors you find in every European city. What I love about Sebastian Joe's is that their ice cream flavors change a lot - not sure if it's every day but the few times I have been there I had the feeling that... More 

Thank Aeneken
Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our daughter just moved to Minneapolis and told us we had to go to Sebastian Joe's. The flavors were great - we had banana chocolate (tasted like eating a sundae), chocolate malt (tasted like a malt) and Pothole (chocolate ice cream with nuts, chocolate and caramel - my favorite). Great! We sat outside in a garden setting, which was really... More 

Thank Kristi N
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222 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

OK, we were staying in the area and kept passing by Sebastian Joe's. The kids kept begging to stop in, so we finally did. There was a line, so what I guess is a good sign, and yes, the ice cream was great. Worth a stop on a warm day - great ice cream with some wonderful flavors.

Thank Harkish

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, 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
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-870-0065

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