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The Ice Cream Bar

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815 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3907
+1 415-742-4932
12:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Our Uber driver told us about this wonderful ice cream shop. It was like stepping back in time. The chocolate ice cream was to die for. Loved it!

Thank Mary B
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Everything here is done with loving care. We ate so grateful for the Ice Cream Bar in this age of factory like mass produced overpriced restaurant experience. The Ice Cream Bar reminds you that there are still restaurant people who do it for the love of good times

Thank concerneddiver
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The staff is friendly, the ice cream delicious (in their unique cornmeal? cones) and the atmosphere is truly like a step back in time. My 79 year old mom was reminded of drinking phosphates at the soda fountain in her youth.

Thank 238mariek
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We picked this place because my daughter is vegan. They had three vegan flavors when we visited and various traditional ice cream. The vegan version we had was coconut with chocolate almonds, and it was amazingly delicious .

Thank greatfultravelr
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We strolled in on a rainy Sunday on our way to Golden Gate Park. Didn't expect the ice cream to be that amazing. It is a bit pricy but you pay for the love and quality. Definitely worth checking out !

Thank Seb S
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We only tried the banana split, chocolate malt and olive oil grapefruit icecream ... if only we had room for more! Classic Sosa fountain with a fantastic modern twist! Run don't walk ... get here now

Thank littlebirdey
San Diego, California
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This old school ice cream parlor, appears to make everything from scratch. the Waffle cones are perfect and the ice is very creamy. I had the banana pudding. Loved it! Everyone else enjoyed these amazing sundaes.

Saint Charles, Illinois
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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This cute ice cream parlor is a great place to enjoy a sweet treat. They have very unique flavors, such as Basil (yum!). Their cones are very good as well.

Thank Kim C
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The ice cream at The Ice Cream Bar is FANTASTIC. You must visit this quaint, old-fashioned soda bar if you're anywhere near Haight/Ashbury/Golden Gate Park. The ice cream is made from scratch (this is no Ben & Jerry's!) and the portions are generous. They make their own waffle cone (the only cone option available) which my husband and I found... More 

Thank JNH99

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?