Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour

American Restaurant, Ice Cream Shop, and Dessert Shop
799 The Shops At Mission Viejo (The Shops at Mission Viejo), Mission Viejo, CA 92691, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–9:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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  • birthday
  • ice cream
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  • Dora

    This is an official Nickelodeon Parents' Picks Award Nominee!Powered by ParentsConnect.com

    Dora · July 16, 2010
  • OC Weekly

    Fun fun fun! Great atmosphere where you, family, friends, and of course the kids can enjoy good food and a variety of ice cream treats! Super kid friendly and great place for celebrations.

    OC Weekly · May 1, 2013
  • Brian R.

    Tell them it's your birthday! They make your whole dining experience so fun!

    Brian Reams · January 12, 2011
  • @socalwithkids

    Sign up for their e-mails & get news about discounts & specials. I grew up going to Farrell's, & love that the new locations have the same feel as the originals. Neat candy selection in gift shop too!

    @socalwithkids · January 12, 2013
  • Shelby B.

    Give your waiter an extra tip. They work really hard

    Shelby Barone · October 4, 2012
  • Dave F.

    Great place! They have recaptured the classic Farrell's from the 70's when I was a kid. Food, dessert and service was wonderful. It's loud but it is what it is!

    Dave Finch · April 26, 2011
  • Suzanne B.

    They serve alcohol. I suggest you're going to need it :)

    Suzanne Broughton · February 27, 2012
  • Daniel B.

    They have lactose-free ice cream!

    Daniel Bremmer · January 15, 2012
  • Geoff K.

    Bring earplugs!

    Geoff Kint · August 9, 2011
  • Caroline

    Pretty fun for about 15 minutes. Then you get overwhelmed by the continuous raps, chants, songs, and sirens. It would be pretty dumb to come here and not tell them it's your birthday.

    Caroline · April 21, 2011
  • Will

    If you want the same ice without the wait and at a lower price just get the same Thrifty's ice cream they are serving here.

    Will · March 27, 2011
  • Eric B.

    This place is not your typical restaurant. It would be, for any kid, an extremy fun dining experience. Less imaginative individuals should be wary. Its worth checking out. This place is special.

    Eric Barocio · August 22, 2010
  • Amanda L.

    This place is loud! Great for kids celebrating birthdays

    Amanda Lightfoot · September 8, 2013
  • Brent B.

    Great local IPA on tap. Birthday songs make you wanna jam knives in your ears

    Brent B · August 6, 2013
  • melanie L.

    kiddies eat free on Wednesdays at this location

    melanie L · May 29, 2013
  • Thomas I.

    Friendly staff even if the place is a little loud. If that's your thing, it's certainly my daughter's, than this place is right for you!

    Thomas Itpick · January 12, 2013
  • Elsa

    On Monday get a free sundae with purchase of meal ad drink

    Elsa · June 8, 2012
  • Kirsten D.

    Worst service ever! Also if you attempt to deal with their crappy service wear earplugs!

    Kirsten D · August 20, 2011
  • Sherry L.

    i'll always remember the "zoo"! Read more

    Sherry Lambie · June 6, 2011
  • Jocelle U.

    First time there and they screw up my burger TWICE! And um, excuse me where does it say lettuce, tomato and pickles on the menu? You list everything BUT! Ugh.

    Jocelle Untalan · January 11, 2011
  • Molly N.

    It's so awesome visiting Farrell's. The staff is great and the ice cream is fantastic. Such a fun time!

    Molly Nichelson · December 31, 2010
  • Joseph P.

    Don't get the Mac n cheese. Worst. Mac. Ever.

    Joseph P · December 5, 2010
  • Joey

    Noisy, fun, great service, and delicious desserts. Great place to go for birthdays!

    Joey · September 14, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · August 28, 2014
  • Yvonnie S.

    Celebrated my grand-daughters birthday! The reservation was for 1:00 but we didn't get seated until about 1:20. Other than that, the service was great, everyone had a fun time. Everything was yummy!

    Yvonnie Samonte · February 19, 2014
  • Lisa Marie H.

    Ports bells mushrooms burger was great!

    Lisa Marie Hilke · September 16, 2013
  • JonMichael B.

    Great food and ice cream! Although bring something for the headache the drums and sirens give you!!!!

    JonMichael Bukosky · July 27, 2013
  • Jennifer E.

    Yummy grown up grilled cheese! Fun for everyone!

    Jennifer Eads Kegley · June 18, 2013
  • William A.

    Incredible. Huge energy, great milkshakes, food looks great. Service is really good.

    William Anderson · June 13, 2013
  • Alison G.

    Not good! Hard sugar and hard bread :/

    Alison Greinke · May 9, 2013
  • Erin W.

    Great for birthdays!!

    Erin Witt · March 31, 2013
  • Carson D.

    Amazing!! Lots of fun & great people! But it's always crowded!

    Carson Drake · March 29, 2013
  • Nandi S.

    If you're celebrating anything they'll sing to you!!

    Nandi Sundaram · February 26, 2012
  • Lee Y.

    Try the Gold Rush

    Lee Yi · January 5, 2012
  • Iris R.

    Walking through the doors, I was instantly taken back to my childhood. Order the Pig's Trough!

    Iris Rodriguez · December 20, 2011
  • Joy M.

    Reservations are a must. But only if you are in a party of 3 r more. Bring cash for the balloon art

    Joy M. · October 2, 2011
  • Michael C.

    Make sure to bring some cash with you for the balloon animals.

    Michael Contreras · September 10, 2011
  • Epic I.

    DON'T get the Ice Cream Nacho's.. it's a real waste of money and the flavor's all mixed is so gross.

    Epic It · August 5, 2011
  • Amy B.

    Listen to Joseph: the Mac and Cheese is a feeble attempt... who screws up macaroni and cheese? Honestly!

    Amy Brown · December 31, 2010
  • Tracey L.

    This place is best for big groups and parties. Their desserts are huge. It's a kid/family restaurant and gets really loud when when there are birthdays. Great place for the experience but on the pr

    Tracey L. · September 6, 2010
  • Ryan C.

    Get the pig trough!! Yikes....

    Ryan Coverly · August 18, 2010
  • Kim D.

    If you order the Pig's Trough and want to avoid the public humiliation spectacle - be sure not to eat the whole thing.

    Kim Davies · May 30, 2010