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Swensen's Ice Cream

1999 Hyde St, First Swensen's, San Francisco, CA 94109-2040
+1 415-775-6818
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (63 reviews)
“sundae” (11 reviews)
“mocha chip” (3 reviews)
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
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1999 Hyde St, First Swensen's, San Francisco, CA 94109-2040
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always busy worth wait! Only cash! Good price... and taste as it should, like freshly made... I could repeat a few times!!

Thank Dchiarion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hot tip suggested I try the Black Licorice ice cream. Generally speaking, I don't shun licorice, but it wouldn't be my first choice. My son wanted his favorite: Mint Chip, and I was leaning a different direction... until we tried the Black Licorice sample....More

Thank JDobbs1
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A San Francisco institution, right off the cable cars. Take out only. Very good ice cream, sodas, sundaes. Very nice people work there.

Thank Shellita
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Located at /near the top of Nob Hill. It is worth the effort to find this ice cream shop. Located close to Lombard St where lots of tourists go. One can make it a additional stop while there. On the down side of Nob Hill...More

Thank kcchin
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Unfortunately I can't eat ice cream anymore because of digestive issues with it...but I was able to get a small cup of raspberry sherbert. It was very good but pricy at 4.50 for 1 small scoop. Everyone else tried an ice cream and sundae, all...More

1  Thank Kelly F
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Visiting for the holiday weekend and the temps were in the low 100's... Parking is so difficult near this place.. We tried coffee , mint chip and rocky road.. So yummy.. Kind of pricey..

Thank Will G
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

VERY good! GREAT selection of flavors. HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Sticky Peanut Butter in a hot fudge sundae. Great place to stop if in and around Lombard Street (just down the hill). No bathrooms in this area. Prices are reasonable for good size scoops. Worth a...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The ice cream is delicious and the male scooper is hilarious and will play jokes on you which I loved. All of the flavors were great. They are cash only and don't have any seating. There was a line every time we passed by but...More

Thank Kayla G
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We had a great pizza dinner down the street at Za Pizza. Then walked up to Swenens. We were planning to go to another place but end up going here and glad we did. Is across the street from cable car stop as well.

Thank snj1027
Reviewed 25 May 2017

"Watch us freeze!" That's what the sign says. And if you go early any day but Monday (they're closed) you can see them make ice cream. There are Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas specials. Nothing beats Swiss Chocolate Chip, or Caramel Turtle Fudge. They even have...More

Thank Dianne T
Nearby
Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential
neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner.
Combined with several great cafes, restaurants,
antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any
visitor would gladly leave their heart in San
Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down
Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world,
and make the slow creep downhill past charming period
...More
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Average prices
USD 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1999 Hyde St, First Swensen's, San Francisco, CA 94109-2040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-6818
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