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Mitchell's Ice Cream

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Noe Valley
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688 San Jose Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-4925
+1 415-648-2300
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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489 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This place is popular even on a fall weekday! The ice cream is rich, and I especially like the Asian tropical flavors. They have traditional ones too if that floats your boat. They use a number system to keep track of who is served next, but it goes by quickly. Come here!

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Thank interviewtraveler
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great place for ice cream.... interesting flavors. Try the avacodo, its is really good. Also has the usual flavors. But be aware.... almost always lines out the door.

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Thank Michael P F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Mitchell's ice cream is so delicious and creamy and has great flavor choices including many tropical flavors. The staff is friendly and helpful even when busy, and I love the informal, old fashioned set-up, including some prized benches to sit on right outside the door. A great taste, in every way, of an older and simpler San Francisco.

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Thank Jason H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have a photograph of my husband and I outside on the bench eating ice cream one sunny afternoon. I no longer eat sugar but Mitchell's Ice Cream was one of the places that has stood the test of time. It was there when I was in High School and I remember driving by it when my mother and father... More 

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Thank Riverstyx
San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Mitchell's is a long-time family favorite and still makes ice cream that ranks with the new "artisanal" places. Be ready for rich, creamy, full-flavored ice creams here. I particularly like Mango, a classic, and the Mexican Chocolate, which tastes just as sharp and delicious as the hot liquid version. The only reason a fifth star is missing is that the... More 

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Thank Mindkandy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Mitchell's is a long-time family favorite that has stood the test of time. It ranks up there with the best so-called "artisanal" ice cream makers. Mitchell's ice cream is creamy and rich in butterfat. It's totally satisfying in ways the trendier places aren't. Mango is a classic, but I urge you to try the Mexican Chocolate, which puts that hot... More 

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Thank Gregory T
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I love Mitchell's ice cream shop-the ice cream is so creamy and rich and they have so many interesting flavors. I definitely get over there in November through December to stock up on their pumpkin and ginger ice creams. The ginger ice cream is the most gingery spicy I've ever found with bits of ginger in it. They only have... More 

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Thank autumntiger_23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic ice cream with some unique flavors. Can be a wait without seating but worth it! Kids love it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

When you step in to Mitchell's make sure you get a number as the line is long but it's well worth it and it gives you time to seriously look at the menu and finally decide on what you want (too many really to choose from).

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Thank Linda C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Simply the best peach ice cream ever. Reminds me of family churning homemade peach ice cream in Midwest summers. No doubt the other flavors are top notch such as pumpkin but my heart belies to each. A must visit !!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 688 San Jose Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-4925
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Noe Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Noe Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-648-2300

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