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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Like walking into the past, everything from the music to the original decor will transport you. This is one of my very favorite places in San Francisco. Their list of tinctures and phosphates (fancy term for blended sodas) will intrigue anyone, and while the ingredient list may be unusual and unexpected everything is completely delicious. If you aren't feeling adventurous,... More 

Thank JenMarieS
Lawrence, Kansas
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901 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This place is so cute. It is set up as an old fashioned soda fountain, with the servers dressed up in white outfits and those white paper hats. They have sandwiches, remedies (very clever alcoholic drinks),clever sodas, floats, malts, milkshakes, phosphates, and lots of ice cream dishes. Definitely worth a visit - good stuff.

Thank Robert S
Miami Beach, Florida
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497 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Before my time, there used to be a bunch of places like this that made their own ice cream, could do light lunches and would also make their own milkshakes, phosphates and other fun beverages. The ICB does it all and the atmosphere takes you back to an earlier time. It is always busy but we have always found a... More 

Thank John K
Sacramento, California
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231 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

While on a walk around the Cole Valley neighborhood, we happened upon The Ice Cream Bar, which will remind you of the old fashioned soda fountains that used to be part of every neighborhood drug store. They serve the usual ice cream treats up front, but across the back, is the soda fountain complete with the soda jerk. You can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?