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Peppertree Frosty

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270 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92084
+1 760-726-0732
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Vista, California
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We love this place because it's a local and we do our best to support local. They are super slow but it's fine. Don't be in a hurry and you have more time to choose from a pretty expansive menu. Ice cream on the front. Food on the left.

Thank jennsantel
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

What Peppertree lacks in ambience it far surpasses in creativity and the deliciousness of their shakes. Their shakes are enormous and handmade one at a time. You can order a little extra of this and not so much of that and you will never ever be disappointed. Even their dipped cones are to die for. Once you have a peppertree... More 

Thank Calgarrett
Vista, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This brings back the memories of Foster Freeze & others like it. It's been around for a very long time and is a real staple in Vista. Good food, decent prices, great nostalgia.

Thank sdblue48
carlsbad ca
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114 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

stopping at this local hang out on a warm summer night and you really can imagine you are back in 1955. the style the feel the vibe and the prices. vista should turn this spot into a city landmark to secure its existence far into the future. lots of changes coming to this area of downtown. mostly for the good,... More 

Thank ndepndant
Vista, California
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place is very old and well known by people of Vista. It truly needs cleaning up and updated. Vista has done a lot of updating in that area of down town but they remain as they were when I moved here 40 years ago. I can only imagine what the kitchen looks like. I have not eaten food from... More 

Thank 5weezy
Vista, California
Level Contributor
55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great locals place for everything ice cream. You will enjoy all the treats and some of the crazy concoctions are so fun. There is always a line and the staff seems to be walking thru molasses with the turtle time it takes for them to make orders. But that could be the excitement for my treat talking.

Thank jennsantel
Huntington Beach, CA
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356 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stopped off for a Shake. Thought the shakes were tasty, but also a bit pricey. Was very popular, lots of people stopping by for a treat.

Thank JacqB
Vista, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I stopped in for milkshakes!! The parking was easy; the line to order was long but moved quickly; the counter people were very nice and helpful; and our shakes were amazing!!!! So delicious!!! We will def go back!!!!

Thank Cjbisesto
Vista, California, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

What a landmark place and wonderful ice cream. Be ready for a wait, a few people have discovered this place over the years.

Thank Bob B
San Marcos, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is an old school ice cream shop. They also serve food like burgers and fries. But, we've only gone for the ice cream. We've tried the banana splits, sundaes, and soft serve swirl ice cream. But, our family favorite is the homemade shake - Including fresh strawberries and banana.

Thank Thancan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92084
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 760-726-0732

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