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The Ice Cream Bar

815 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3907
+1 415-742-4932
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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815 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3907
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Very cool ice cream bar 50's, 60's style! Ice cream was pretty good but not amazing. Scoops were a little bit small for the price. Wouldn't go out of my way to come here, but it was an okay place to stop.

Thank Kaiden F
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

My favorite ice cream place so far. Home made ice cream, subtle flavors. Friendly service. Olive oil ice cream is fantastically good !!!

Thank Nathalie d
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The folks on TripAdvisor never cease to amaze me. Went here based on all previous reviews & they're all on point. This place is definitely a throwback in time when things were done with natural ingredients & nothing complicated. Just had the ice cream, although...More

Thank Ruth R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is such a hidden gem and I'm sure that it is a real Ice Cream Bar from the 50's or 60's. Stunning flavours and something for everyone. This is certainly on the must visit list when in San Francisco again.

Thank Adrian-Suffolk
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Excellent selections, and trendy atmosphere! Limited seating. We ate there late on a Tuesday evening, so the line wasn't too long. Will definitely return!

Thank Byrd11
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in mainly for ice cream, but as how we did not have lunch, decided to eat before indulging in the dairy goods. Had fabulous grilled cheese on brioche with a side of outstanding tomato soup. Then ice cream after. Ice cream was very good....More

Thank PPhs
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Great ice creams and huge portions. They also serve alcoholic cocktails and sodas with ice creams. Not very expensive and super nice staff.

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We went around 9:30PM on a Saturday and the place was very busy. You take a number to be called to order. Reasonable prices and good ice cream but very limited seating. Good visit after another event to close the night standing up, chatting, and...More

Thank Ceki H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The ice cream bar is a delicious throwback to the days of ice cream parlours. Killer grilled cheese sandwiches, soup etc. ice cream for everyone...gluten free, sorbets...chocolate is deep flavored and satisfying...ice cream flavors are true to their names... butterscotch is one of my favorites....More

Thank TravelingAbu
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The shop has a retro look which I find very fascinating. Ordered the white macadamia nut cookie cafe au lait ice cream sandwich. Very satisfying. The ice cream was delicious although a little expensive. Worth the try.

Thank Tan D
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-742-4932
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