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The Ice Cream Bar

815 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3907
+1 415-742-4932
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“waffle cone” (7 reviews)
“ice cream” (43 reviews)
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Opens in 9 min
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$$ - $$$
815 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3907
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is such a hidden gem and I'm sure that it is a real Ice Cream Bar from the 50's or 60's. Stunning flavours and something for everyone. This is certainly on the must visit list when in San Francisco again.

Thank Adrian-Suffolk
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Excellent selections, and trendy atmosphere! Limited seating. We ate there late on a Tuesday evening, so the line wasn't too long. Will definitely return!

Thank Byrd11
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in mainly for ice cream, but as how we did not have lunch, decided to eat before indulging in the dairy goods. Had fabulous grilled cheese on brioche with a side of outstanding tomato soup. Then ice cream after. Ice cream was very good....More

Thank PPhs
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Great ice creams and huge portions. They also serve alcoholic cocktails and sodas with ice creams. Not very expensive and super nice staff.

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We went around 9:30PM on a Saturday and the place was very busy. You take a number to be called to order. Reasonable prices and good ice cream but very limited seating. Good visit after another event to close the night standing up, chatting, and...More

Thank Ceki H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The ice cream bar is a delicious throwback to the days of ice cream parlours. Killer grilled cheese sandwiches, soup etc. ice cream for everyone...gluten free, sorbets...chocolate is deep flavored and satisfying...ice cream flavors are true to their names... butterscotch is one of my favorites....More

Thank TravelingAbu
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The shop has a retro look which I find very fascinating. Ordered the white macadamia nut cookie cafe au lait ice cream sandwich. Very satisfying. The ice cream was delicious although a little expensive. Worth the try.

Thank Tan D
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Our Uber driver told us about this wonderful ice cream shop. It was like stepping back in time. The chocolate ice cream was to die for. Loved it!

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Everything here is done with loving care. We ate so grateful for the Ice Cream Bar in this age of factory like mass produced overpriced restaurant experience. The Ice Cream Bar reminds you that there are still restaurant people who do it for the love...More

Thank concerneddiver
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The staff is friendly, the ice cream delicious (in their unique cornmeal? cones) and the atmosphere is truly like a step back in time. My 79 year old mom was reminded of drinking phosphates at the soda fountain in her youth.

Thank 238mariek
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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