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Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

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Mission District
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3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1532
+1 415-626-5600
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Carlsbad, California
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did not find the ice cream creative or creamy. Sometimes people just flock to places because of prior reputation before there are better choices.

Thank Lauralovesdogs
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226 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Catty-cornered from Dolores Park is a delicious ice cream parlor. Look for the velvet ropes if the line hasn't formed yet. Unique and seasonal flavors in a rich and creamy dessert. Wish I lived here so I could try them all. Don't want to stand in line? Show up at 11am when they open. That's what we did!

Thank frauduck
Rhode Island
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Someway difficult to park, but keep driving around until you find a spot (this is San Francisco after all). Small, but the ice cream is good, the prices fair and the staff and other customers all are friendly. Sit, eat, socialize, and enjoy. It doesn't get much better than this.

Thank BillRhodeIsland
Southfield, Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate an early dinner and walked to bi-rite. Because it was relatively early, but a nice day, the line went back towards the street corner. The line went by pretty quickly, but was informed by friends that on warmer days, the line goes even further back. Had the coffee toffee and the cookies and cream ice cream, price decent... More 

Thank arrrbooey
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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441 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place along our tour via the guide. He said this was some of the best ice cream around, along with the backstory and History of how it came to be. Anyway, we had stopped while waiting for a bus to get free samples and check it out. It took multiple stops and middle of the afternoon before... More 

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Friends who live in the city suggested we go for ice cream after dinner. We were three adults and three kids. It was cold that night, so I was hesitant when we walked up and. Saw the long line. It was so worth the wait. Delicious and creamy. Kind of ruined other chain ice cream places for me for the... More 

Thank Jessica R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across Bi-Rite by accident whilst heading towards Dolores Park on foot. We saw that it was popular, the sun was out so decided to treat ourselves to an ice-cream! There was a bit of a wait but purely because the staff were taking their with each customer in allowing them to try out the ice-creams. The staff were... More 

Thank Ziggi Y
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We visited Bi-Rite as it was the #1 rated dessert location in San Francisco. When we arrived, the line was not only out the door.....it was around the corner as well. More importantly, I could not find anywhere to park so our party got out of the car and I circled for 30 minutes looking for parking. Instead of staying... More 

Thank Drewhill29
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Great local place for ice cream with neat flavors! Right next to Dolores Park which is an excellent place to enjoy the ice cream.

Thank Tina S
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This ice cream is not on par with popular neighborhood ice cream shops in other cities, and is not the best dessert in SF. Nor is Bi-Rite worth the wait in line.

Thank Neal N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1532
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-5600

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighbourhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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