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Gunther's Quality Ice Cream

Ice Cream Shop and Dessert Shop$$$$
Curtis Park, Sacramento
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  • This place is famous for their ice cream. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    "Guava fruit freeze is good."(3 Tips)
    Julie G.
    "your Toasted Almond or Bing Cherry or Butter Brickle cone and chat"(2 Tips)
    Ricky C.
    "The best pistachio ice cream"(2 Tips)
    Tanya S.
    "almond ice cream"(2 Tips)
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  • Tracy L.
    Tracy LJuly 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My fav green tea ice cream on the left and 50/50 on the right with strawberry cheesecake and strawberry banana freeze. I can't wait to go back and try a different combo!
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.May 20, 2016
    Sacramento, CA is home to Gunther's Ice Cream, which opened in 1940. It has a reputation as the best ice cream in ALL of California.
  • Paul P.
    Paul PinkoshJanuary 10, 2016
    Everything I tried. My first time here, it was the coldest night of 2015. The line was to the door. When I tried the butter pecan, it all made sense.
  • Mauricio T.
    50/50 are a must! Just be prepared to wait for a long time, hope the weather is nice on your visit :-)
  • Tony L.
    Tony LucasMarch 24
    Been here 10+ times
    Gunther's is a quality, old fashioned style ice cream shop. My favorite is the 50/50 with Mango Freeze and Coconut Ice Cream.
  • 🍉🌽🍍Tay D.
    🍉🌽🍍Tay Dubb🚽💩💨November 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best ice cream in town! You can also get a 50/50 which is half smoothy and ice cream! 100 percent awesome
  • Christina W.
    Christina Wei-lunOctober 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    one of two places i go for ice cream. lots of flavors to choose from including cakes, chocolate dipped treats, and food.
  • Tanya S.
    Tanya SirotinaMarch 22, 2015
    The toasted almond ice cream was super great- actual pieces of almond were a plus.
  • Julie G.
    Julie GallaherJune 30, 2013
    It's a Sacramento tradition. Sit out on the sidewalk with your Toasted Almond or Bing Cherry or Butter Brickle cone and chat with your old and new friends.
  • Sydney B.
    Sydney BazettJuly 4, 2013
    To die for! Ice cream is so creamy and the freezes are refreshing! Definitely worth the wait :)
  • RAD M.
    RAD MooseJune 17, 2016
    There is often a line however it typically moves fast. Know what you want BEFORE you get to the register!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongJuly 17, 2015
    Get the 50/50 with mango, vanilla, and strawberry! Reminds me of a creamsicle.
  • Ed T.
    Ed TurleyAugust 14, 2014
    The freezes are excellent, with real fruit too. Beware the lime. It's especially tart, but good.
  • Lily H.
    Lily HarrisJanuary 29
    In house made ice cream with many choices. I love there black raspberry chip ice cream!
  • Les W.
    Les WFebruary 19, 2016
    Wonderful old school ice cream shop delicious ice cream and the 50/50!
  • S
    SOctober 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Guava fruit freeze is good. Suggest coconut in your 50/50.
  • Brandyn D.
    Brandyn DungcaSeptember 15, 2016
    Try the Mint Cookie ice cream on a waffle cone dipped in chocolate. You're welcome ;-)
  • Shelby F.
    Shelby FinchOctober 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Mud pie on a stick yum!! Bon Bons, Mint Chip, Green Tea, Birthday Cake, Strawberry Shortcake Shake...it's all good here!
  • Janelle W.
    Janelle WeeMay 14, 2016
    Cute Sacramento ice cream shop with TONS OF DESSERTS! Got their 50/50 (sorbet surrounding ice cream). Chose strawberry sorbet, coconut pineapple ic, mango sorbet). BOMB.COM
  • FayFay
    FayFayAugust 5, 2012
    OMG!!! Must have a banana fudge sundae sssooooo good n try the traditional banana split yay!!!!!
  • Edwina
    EdwinaSeptember 11, 2013
    50/50 Freeze is a must have here! Perfect combination of fruity and creamy flavors!
  • Karen A.
    Karen AbadFebruary 17, 2013
    This place is so adorable and cute! Also open pretty late for an ice cream place.
  • Samantha C.
    Samantha CypretJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    50-50 is the way to go in the summer.
  • Zoe F.
    Zoe FujiiApril 2, 2012
    the cutest ice cream shop ever! i love the butter brickle : )
  • Mark O.
    Mark OrnelasMay 6, 2012
    Anything with banana ice cream is amazing!
  • Karla F.
    Karla FungJune 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the small pineapple ice cream soda. Refreshing!
  • Keshia R.
    Keshia ReginaMarch 1, 2016
    Everything even the chocolate covered cheesecake
  • Dean M.
    Dean M.February 10, 2012
    Try the Banana Berry. It's a nice spin on a Banana Split.
  • Daniel Patrick S.
    Some of the best coffee ice cream around.
  • Angelina L.
    Angelina LeAugust 7, 2012
    Always packed but had a homely feeling to it. Ice cream never fails ^_^
  • Giselle S.
    Giselle SturdevantApril 20, 2013
    The chocolate covered cherries are awesome!
  • Michaela R.
    Michaela RenaJuly 30, 2010
    Get there early evening during the summer hours. Line is usually out of the door.
  • Vicky T.
    Vicky TAugust 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Food/sandwich options available as well.
  • Gary P.
    Gary ParishOctober 10, 2015
    You can't go wrong with anything. ...
  • Matt H.
    Matt HullJuly 26, 2015
    The green tea ice cream
  • Trish
    TrishMarch 15, 2013
    "Happier Than A Pig" is maple nut ice cream with bacon.
  • Amanda S.
    Birthday cake is serious!
  • MYS
    MYSAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The chocolate was awesome.
  • D D.
    D DLOctober 19, 2013
    A Sacramento Classic
  • marques o.
    marques ochoaApril 23, 2012
    Hands down best ice cream ever I mean even Ricks serves Gunthers
  • Stephanie
    StephanieMay 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome ice cream! They also have wonderful fruit freezes if you need something to cool you down or quench your thirst.
  • May L.
    May LiJuly 3, 2014
    They have bubble gum ice cream!
  • Bonnie D.
    Bonnie DomenyOctober 20, 2013
    Swiss orange chip is the best.
  • Ricky C.
    Ricky ChaoMarch 24, 2015
    The best pistachio ice cream
  • Solario
    SolarioAugust 10, 2015
    Can't find better ice cream in Sacramento.
  • Danielle B.
    Danielle Beauty-RedAugust 27, 2015
    Everything!
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SmithJuly 5, 2012
    LOVE THE BUTTER BRICKLE ICE CREAM!!!
  • TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
    Love the rocky road here!
  • Caitlin P.
    Caitlin PittsMay 31, 2011
    I haven't seen almond ice cream anywhere else!
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MeauxOctober 4, 2014
    50/50 freeze is amazing!!!
  • Andrea F.
    Andrea FantiniJune 27, 2015
    The bar across the street has good beers. Here I waited 22minutes for some fake sugary pistachio ice cream. Overrated
  • K D.
    K DAVISJanuary 10, 2016
    Everything
  • Shane C.
    Shane CurryAugust 18, 2014
    Rum Raisin hummm
  • lacy p.
    lacy pSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the fruit freeze!
  • George W.
    George WhiteJuly 5, 2015
    Birthday cake is really good!!
  • Carren M.
    Carren MachadoAugust 28, 2014
    Ice cream...yum. :)
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonMay 22, 2012
    Try the Strawberry Ice Cream
  • George W.
    George WhiteSeptember 22, 2014
    50/50 any flavor!
  • Michael O.
    Michael OrnelasMay 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Banana shake, a must have!
  • Barrett C.
    Barrett CMay 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Come early no lines .
  • MinTz
    MinTzNovember 11, 2011
    Best Ice Cream Place!!
  • Yann
    YannMay 31, 2015
    Get the coconut
  • kW
    kWNovember 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Birthday Cake has chunks of rainbow cake!
  • Susan A.
    Susan Aglubat-AlvarezSeptember 25, 2011
    Sundaes aren't as good as Leatherby's
  • Joseph D.
    Joseph DevlinMarch 17, 2010
    If you want a serious sugar rush try the birthday cake ice cream.
  • Pia V.
    Pia ValleroApril 14, 2010
    Try an Oatwheel! They're amazing.
  • Lovelle H.
    Lovelle HarrisJuly 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    J'ador the black Raspberry swirl milkshake!
  • Michele P.
    Michele PadillaJune 17, 2010
    Best ice cream in Sac!
  • Lee N.
    Lee NelsonSeptember 15, 2010
    Orange chocolate chip.
  • alex g.
    alex gomezMarch 29, 2010
    The best place in town fa sho
  • Jose Gregorio F.
    Jose Gregorio FuentesFebruary 16, 2016
    Todos Los helados son Una exquicites
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