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McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

728 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3330
+1 805-324-4402
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 11:30 pm Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
728 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3330
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Reviewed today

We went here due to the good reviews and we werent disappointed.Was busy but the queue moved quickly. We got our ice creams & walked down to the sea front. Would 100% recommend it if your in the area.

Thank Dundalk84
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped last night on the recommendation of a cashier at the pier and I am so very happy we did . The vanilla was so creamy and vanillay ,(sorry ) the strawberry was fantastic husband had a nondairy toasted coconut almond chip and he isn’t...More

Thank mnadventure2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

Delicious ice cream that made me feel like a kid again. Kind service and cute shop - a must stop if in Santa Barbara

Thank AnnieTigers
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked this quaint shop!! The line is always out the door. Very popular! All the ice cream flavors we've tried were good!

Thank LisaL3119
Reviewed 1 week ago

The milkshakes here were delightful, with customers able to choose a combination of flavours to put into the shake. There is a wide choice of flavours and all are very creamy and delicious.

Thank LilyMallick
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ice cream is creamy and delicious. They offer different flavors, like olive oil something or other but we stuck with more standard offerings. You can taste before you decide so no worries! Each order includes two scoops which was really nice. The mint chip...More

Thank loveabeachvaca
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had missed this name on my ice cream lists, but so glad I got to go! The choice of flavors is amazing. The young woman behind the counter was patient with us as we tasted and chose.Whatever you get, you cannot go wrong!

Thank auvoir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Ice cream! Just always good no matter what! Its higher than some, but worth every bite! I highly recommend this ice cream anytime, anywhere!

Thank Connie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been eating McConnell's ice cream for over 30 years. I've never had any ice cream that is as good. Especially French Vanilla. Not cheap but wow..

Thank edinsb2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I arrived everyone in Santa Barbara told me about McConnells Ice Cream and the unique flavors they served. Well when I walked down State Street there it was and I was pleased with.my selection .Great taste and quality ingredients made this special. Family business...More

Thank Thomas P
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12 February 2018|
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Response from Albertina L | Reviewed this property |
I am a resident in Santa Barbara. They offer variety. Better to call them to be sure.
Tobi B
16 September 2017|
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Response from Prauubly | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't remember:(.. they have a lot of selections..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3330
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-324-4402
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Almost 70 years later, we make our ice creams as we always have: from scratch, in small batches, with Central Coast, grass-grazed milk & cream we pasteurize from raw at our creamery at The Old Dairy (c. 1934) And the finest local, sustainable and organic, raw ingredients, sourced from partner farms, artisans and purveyors we've worked with, in many cases, for decades.
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