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Mitchell's Ice Cream

Mitchell's Ice Cream

Ice Cream Shop$$$$
Noe Valley, San Francisco
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  • Jodie M.
    Jodie MAugust 23, 2014
    Always try the seasonal flavors as much as you can but you can't def go wrong with a scoop or two of Halo Halo, Ube, and the Espresso Toffee Crunch (for coffee lovers out there) 😉 grab a ticket!!!
  • Ashok L.
    Ashok LalwaniApril 4, 2015
    Yummy & very unique ice cream flavors. I think they have more flavors available everyday than Bi-rite or other popular places in Sf. The ones we tried were Ube (Purple Yam), Thai Tea & Irish Coffee.
  • Truth K.
    Truth KnowledgeJune 19, 2013
    It's 9:40 pm! This place is busy around the clock! I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Tonight I may go for the grasshopper. My all time favorite is White Pistachio, yum!
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GarciaAugust 13, 2015
    Had the Grasshopper while my family tried other flavors like Macapuno & Mango (forgot the others haha). Really good & the workers are really nice, very relaxing place to grab a quick dessert 🍨💕
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerApril 19, 2013
    The caramel praline is delicious if you love caramel and don't mind the extra sweetness from the pralines. Also, the chocolate peanut butter flavor is insane…and I usually don't like chocolate bases.
  • Rebecca G.
    Rebecca GobersteinMarch 18, 2012
    The BEST ice cream outside of Shubert's in Chico, Ca. Take a number and prepare to wait for American and Latin favorite flavors. If you take home a pre-packed tub, you can cut your wait time down!
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 28, 2014
    Just because it's bright purple, don't shy away from the delicious ube, and you'll never go wrong with their rich & delicious chocolate ice cream either. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28, 2016
    Mitchell's has been holding it down since 1953, offering both the standard chocolate, rocky road, and strawberry and our pick, ube, or purple yam. When else are you going to eat purple ice cream? Read more
  • Eve C.
    Eve ChouFebruary 22, 2014
    A SF must. There are so many different types of flavors and they are the nicest. They will let you sample flavors. Even when it's busy, you get you ice cream with a smile.
  • Maya S.
    Been coming here ever since I could eat ice cream - the seasonal flavors (cantaloupe, pumpkin, and Spumoni) are not to be missed. Or try macapuno for the best coconut ice cream ever!
  • Brian I.
    Brian IbarraAugust 23
    After years of hearing how good this ice cream is and there's no going back and so worth the wait! There's no actual line waiting but you simply pull a number and await your turn to go up when called
  • Holger L.
    Holger LuedorfJune 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The ice-cream here is so good. These guys have been around for decades and their tropical flavors are particularly famous. Also great to take a pint of ice-cream home for the freezer. Beware of lon
  • Casey H.
    Casey HoganDecember 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A must for ice cream in SF. Toasted almond is awesome, but I honestly haven't gotten anything I didn't love. (Don't forget to grab a number when you get there.)
  • Louise J.
    Louise JabagatAugust 6, 2015
    everything!!!!!!!! My favorite is mango, chocolate, Mexican chocolate, ube, macapuno (sweet coconut). This place is amazing I never go anywhere else for ice cream but here.
  • Anna K.
    Anna KMay 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best ice cream shop in SF. Try the grasshopper pie. If you're not into chocolate, try their mango or ube.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SmoklerAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    These folks are super efficient so don't get discouraged if you see a long line or if your place in it is 30 numbers back. You'll never wait as long as you think you will.
  • Truth K.
    Truth KnowledgeDecember 4, 2012
    I've been getting ice cream from here with my family since my childhood years. Today I almost went with White Pistachio again but instead I got festive; the Egg Nog ice cream is ridiculously good!
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerAugust 12
    delicious, unique flavors at a shop that has been around since the 50s. try flavors like Lucuma and Horchata that you won't find anywhere else
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YipSeptember 6, 2014
    their ice cream cakes are fantastic. if you miss the 48 hour notice window, you can just get one of their pre-made cakes with personalized writing!
  • Ally R.
    Ally ReillyJune 10, 2012
    Fight your way through the crowd, grab a number and wait. It's well worth it! Waffle cone with Claire's pie & Grasshopper pie is to die for. Hands down the best ice cream I've ever had. YUM!!
  • Jay C.
    Jay CarmesisMay 1, 2014
    It's a delicious ice cream.....yummy flavors! Different flavors from local fruits to tropical countries. You'll come back after one scoop!
  • Jessie N.
    Jessie NguyenMay 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Avocado is soooooo yummy. It's like eating a real avocado w all the goodness of ice-cream. Best to top it w the baby coconut yummm!
  • Toland H.
    Toland HonApril 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If there's a super long line, pick a one of the pre-made half gallons and go straight to the front of the line. Then tack on a couple sugar cones and you're set!
  • GQ Magazine
    GQ MagazineAugust 22, 2012
    Most fantastic flavor: Horchata. Brilliant Mexican drink even better as ice cream.
  • Karla R.
    This ice cream is to die for and so worth a trip from L.A. to try it! Young Coconut flavor is soooo creamy, smooth, and just the right amount of sweetness!!
  • Carmen R.
    Carmen RuelasMarch 19, 2013
    I swear by the Mexican chocolate. Add the chocolate dipped almond covered waffle cone and you've got yourself a little piece of heaven.
  • Bikash M.
    Great selection of flavors. Take a number, wait a bit and then sample some ice cream. Try out the waffle bowl!!
  • Hana N.
    Hana NaFebruary 15, 2012
    Walk in, grab a number! Don't forget :) Only tourists and amateurs forget. Then you coast and wait to get your delicious ice cream.
  • Leina K.
    Leina KJune 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love their grasshopper ice cream! Mint chocolate chip + Oreos. No matter when you come it's always busy but it is well worth the wait. Make sure to hurry in and grab a number.
  • Vanessa S.
    Vanessa SchneiderFebruary 6, 2015
    Classic, delicious ice cream. Don't be surprised by the long line at 10pm.
  • Mela B.
    Mela BNovember 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Coconut Pineapple es major! Don't try a quick trip here on a sunny day or a rainy day! This place is always poppin!!! No ice cream is better than theirs, loards or fentons doesn't even cone close!
  • Carlos L.
    Carlos LazoJanuary 27, 2013
    This place has been around for decades. Definitely a San Francisco landmark. The most delicious ice cream I've ever had.
  • Ashlie F.
    Ashlie FordSeptember 29, 2015
    The classics are delicious. Too nervous to try some of the more unusual flavored like avocado or banana.
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikJanuary 9, 2013
    Get a chocolate coffee 50/50 milkshake and add chocolate syrup too. You won't regret it.
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 29, 2014
    Take a number, wait outside with the 40 other hypoglycemics, and whence called, get a cookies and cream sundae. Low sugar crisis averted.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff Reine 🌧June 5, 2016
    There is parking around back. If you get a spot reward yourself with an extra scoop🍨🍨
  • eva marie m.
    eva marie moodyJanuary 28, 2015
    I love there banana splits there fantastic especially if your just looking for something simple. 😸
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LefkowitsApril 29, 2010
    If they have Lime Tequila, get it! Like a great margarita on a cone. If you're feeling indulgent, Peanut Butter Indulgence is amazing, but you can feel it slow your heart. Read more
  • Pamela >^-^< H.
    The parking lot is very tight-be careful! Great ice cream, worth the wait in line.
  • Alexander G.
    Alexander GrantJuly 4, 2013
    Amazing as always, I get the combo of peanut butter and cookies & cream on a waffle cone. Mmm mmm!!
  • Jessica
    JessicaMay 6, 2013
    Try the avocado ice cream, very fresh and creamy! This is my favorite for now
  • Aid M.
    Aid MendozaApril 23, 2013
    Definitely avocado, caramel praline, banana, butterscotch and french vanilla. Yum! Totally craving now in this hot weather
  • Eduardo R.
    Eduardo RamirezDecember 18, 2016
    Many many flavors, but definitely would recommend getting lucuma or one of their exotic flavors
  • Jeannette S.
    Jeannette S.August 22, 2010
    There's undoubtedly a wait, regardless of when you go. A pre-packed 1/2 gal is the way to go to avoid the wait since there's a separate line for those.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissMarch 29, 2014
    This is the parlor you dreamed of as a kid. Now you're an adult, you can afford to be as irresponsible to your temple-body as you like!
  • David K.
    David KnopfSeptember 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Lilikoi mango swirl and biscotti nocciole are two flavors they don't always have that are *awesomely* good. My #1 favorite, though, is buko.
  • Youngjae P.
    Youngjae ParkJune 5, 2014
    Ube ice cream is really unique, Mango was good too! The store is really packed though.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 30, 2010
    Got a party coming up? Mitchell’s makes ice cream cakes. They need 2-4 days notice, but it is worth it if your child loves their ice cream as much as Dora does. Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more
  • Elijah C.
    Elijah ColpittsOctober 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Pistachio and peanut butter indulgence Sunday's are the way to go
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KJune 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a pint with two flavors - they know to pack each flavor on each side of the container rather than on top of eachother (unlike at another ice cream joint).
  • Leslie H.
    Leslie HitchcockAugust 4, 2011
    Lunchtime on a Sunday is a surprisingly great time to visit Mitchell's. Bonus is that you can have an ice cream lunch. Who doesn't love that?
  • Tory S.
    Tory SpinofMay 1, 2015
    Limon con galletas and Red fire are new face! Thai mil tea too!!
  • Ian D.
    Ian DionisioAugust 4, 2010
    Can't go wrong with the new York cherry! Been having it since I was a little child. Love this place. Bi-Rite doesn't come close.
  • Lianuh
    LianuhFebruary 22, 2010
    another San Francisco Ice Cream staple; unique flavors, filipino favorites and half gallons for home. TIP: expect to hangout for a bit because mitchell's is always packed Read more
  • Greg W.
    Greg WohlenbergOctober 13, 2010
    Killer ice cream in the mission. So many exotic flavors it will make your head spin. Parking and long lines add to the adrenaline rush!
  • jonathan d.
    jonathan dausAugust 21, 2012
    Avocado, white pistachio, ube, buko, halo halo. Top 5. Any of those and your set.
  • G
    GSeptember 28, 2014
    Ube (purple yam) and don't forget to take a number
  • Shirin J.
    Get the halo halo, tropical four, and caramel praline!
  • Eliot C.
    Eliot ChangNovember 13, 2013
    Get the ube, it's sweet like vanilla but with an extra kick!
  • Alexa D.
    Alexa DoromalSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't be shy! Ask for a free sample to try the different flavors. But don't be rude, limit yourself to 5
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaNovember 17, 2015
    Not sure why it's so popular as the ice cream just tastes normal. Do not get the avocado flavor as it tastes like nothing. Waffle cone is tasty but there are better ice cream shops in sf.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GeyerJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    STOP. Look no further. Get a scoop of the Cinnamon Apple Butter. Your welcome!
  • Dan K.
    Dan KimAugust 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The orange sherbet and pear sorbet are absolutely refreshing. Don't forget to grab a number.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HMay 12, 2015
    Crazy flavors can be really good. Ask for a taste before you order.
  • ginny h.
    ginny hNovember 16, 2014
    Mega packed all weekend evenings (Starting thurs). Go on a weekday instead to avoid lines.
  • Vinayak H.
    Vinayak HebbagilJuly 8, 2016
    Amazing selection of flavors. Get the Ube, you shall not regret..
  • John L.
    John LagoAugust 25, 2014
    Grasshopper pie and horchata are my favorites. Get a half gallon or pint to go if you want to avoid the long lines.
  • Paulo S.
    Paulo SantosAugust 18, 2015
    Who wouldn't love this spot? Yes the line is insane at times, but then grab a half gallon to go and skip the wait!
  • Tori M.
    Tori MaloneApril 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good here, better not to be in a rush cuz this place is always packed.
  • Geordie E.
    Geordie E.June 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Still the best despite the plethora of new and good ice cream vendors.
  • Grub Crawl
    Grub CrawlMarch 28, 2011
    Get the ube, mexican chocolate, or the Kahlua Mocha Cream (the smoothest) www.grubcrawl.com @grubcrawl
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertOctober 23, 2015
    cinnamon ice cream with ginger snap cookie chunks
  • Melon L.
    Melon LJuly 15, 2015
    I don't care what 7x7 says, Tropical 4 or straight up Mango are the flavors to get.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GeyerDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love peanut butter? Get a scoop (or two) of 'Peanut Butter Indulgence' in a waffle cone. Good stuff :P'
  • Ada B.
    Ada BlitzkriegJune 14, 2015
    Ube, avocado and other interesting flavours.
  • Ben C.
    Ben CoffeeSeptember 16, 2014
    Love the milk shakes. Finished mine too fast. Cookies and cream is an oldie but a goodie
  • Markeda C.
    Markeda CottonhamApril 3, 2015
    Awesome ice cream, any flavor!!! Love chocolate chip cookie dough... All time fav
  • Babette C.
    Babette CantonJanuary 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The mango, macupuno, and Mexican chocolate flavored are ridic. Soon good!
  • Barry D.
    Barry DJune 21, 2013
    They have strawberry ice cream that is the best...
  • Meri's Food
    Meri's FoodAugust 6
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Oreo Cookie ice cream I've ever had! Be ready to wait, there's always a long line. Old-fashioned ice cream place.
  • Gene M.
    Gene MiguelMarch 30, 2010
    My favorite ice cream shop, more than Bi-Rite and HumphrySlocombe. Great tasting, no frills ice cream. Try the ube and macapuno! Read more
  • Rebecca G.
    Rebecca GonzalezOctober 14, 2015
    I've been going there since I was very little. Still love it today
  • Brian
    BrianJanuary 24, 2012
    7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the ube ice cream is delicious. Yum!
  • Dave d.
    Dave de BeteluAugust 29, 2010
    Tropical 4 (Banana, Guava, Mango, Pineapple) is fresh and glorious. Pair it with the Mexican Chocolate.
  • C C.
    C CJuly 12, 2016
    All about the ube. Halo halo is nice too.
  • Michelle
    MichelleJanuary 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The halo halo dessert is only offered during the summer.
  • Berilyn Zoe
    Berilyn ZoeApril 12, 2015
    Pumpkin Ice Cream in the fall is the best 😍
  • Chelsea W.
    Chelsea WindlingerAugust 31, 2014
    Thin mint was delicious like Andes. Line was long but moved quickly.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HsuAugust 17, 2013
    Espresso toffee crunch and grasshopper was amazing!
  • Angel L.
    Angel LuoNovember 6, 2013
    OMGG I love their ice cream. I always try to get some when I'm nearby.
  • Jole P.
    Jole PJuly 27, 2015
    Amazing ice cream but incredibly long lines- be ready to wait!
  • Begz B.
    Begz B (AM)September 6, 2013
    Theres always a long line. But they had a fast service. Worth the wait all along! 5stars for their icecreamsss
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaylorDecember 1, 2015
    Vey good ice cream. Cannot go wrong with any flavor!
  • Runqiu C.
    Runqiu CaiDecember 8, 2014
    The tropical flavors are good. Ube, halo halo, lucuma, macapuno
  • Mike C.
    Mike CamptonAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If this is your first time here, you must have ube and/or langka.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuApril 17
    Horchata and Thai tea! It's a little too thick for my liking.
  • Michael V.
    Michael Villalobos GomezFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you don't want to make a mess, order a scoop in a cup!
  • Joanna
    JoannaAugust 22, 2014
    For the first time in my life I didn't get my beloved avocado.
  • KaRiM O.
    KaRiM OnTheGoJuly 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I've being enjoying the ice cream for over 30 years...and my favorite is by far Khalua Mocha Cream
  • Nana A.
    Good ice cream, but need to wait in line for at least 20 minutes on a weekend
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