Mitchell's Ice Cream

688 San Jose Ave (at 29th St), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
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  • ice cream
  • grasshopper pie
  • caramel praline
  • tropical flavors
  • horchata
  • cookies
  • good for a late night
  • sundaes
  • milkshakes
  • great value
  • ube
  • mochas
  • family-friendly
  • good for groups
  • sorbet
  • casual
  • toffee
  • fudge
  • malts
  • coconut
  • 7x7 Magazine

    Satisfy your sweet tooth with some ube ice's #96 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010. Read more

    7x7 Magazine · January 27, 2010
  • Mazda

    On June 6, 1953, brothers Larry and Jack Mitchell opened Mitchell's Ice Cream at San Jose Avenue and 29th Street in San Francisco.

    Mazda · December 3, 2010
  • Brian

    7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the ube ice cream is delicious. Yum!

    Brian · January 24, 2012
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Reader's Poll - BEST ICE CREAM

    SF Weekly · February 11, 2011
  • Ernie H.

    Hey you hipster, you've had ice cream at Bi-Rite, now go where the locals have gone since the 50's. After 10pm? Get a ice cream cone anyway; they're open until 11pm.

    Ernie Hsiung · April 25, 2009
  • Grub Crawl

    Get the ube, mexican chocolate, or the Kahlua Mocha Cream (the smoothest) @grubcrawl

    Grub Crawl · March 28, 2011
  • Brittney G.

    get a half gallon and skip the line. tastes great at home, too.

    Brittney Gilbert · June 28, 2009
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Ube And Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

    Foodspotting · January 18, 2011
  • Brian S.

    It's worth the wait.

    Brian Shields · August 27, 2009
  • Rohit G.

    Have someone grab a ticket while looking for parking. It's worth the wait

    Rohit Gupta · December 19, 2009
  • Anna M.

    Pumpkin ice cream.

    Anna M · October 20, 2010
  • Cameo W.

    Lick an ice cream.

    Cameo Wood · April 27, 2009
  • Holger L.

    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

    Holger Luedorf · June 21, 2011
  • Catherine B.

    Open until 11 pm seven nights a week

    Catherine B. · February 12, 2010
  • Angela S.

    be bold, try the off the beaten path ice cream flavors, avocado or ube (purple yam)

    Angela S. · July 12, 2009
  • Pamela >^-^< H.

    The parking lot is very tight-be careful! Great ice cream, worth the wait in line.

    Pamela >^-^< Howell · June 8, 2013
  • Hana N.

    Walk in, grab a number! Don't forget :) Only tourists and amateurs forget. Then you coast and wait to get your delicious ice cream.

    Hana Na · February 15, 2012
  • Andrew R.

    Been going here since I was a little kid and it never gets old.

    Andrew Regal · August 18, 2011
  • Anne A.

    Grasshopper Pie ice cream cookie sandwich Read more

    Anne Arcelo · March 30, 2010
  • GQ Magazine

    Most fantastic flavor: Horchata. Brilliant Mexican drink even better as ice cream. Read more

    GQ Magazine · August 22, 2012
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2012 - Reader's Poll - BEST DESSERT

    SF Weekly · June 13, 2012
  • Gene M.

    My favorite ice cream shop, more than Bi-Rite and HumphrySlocombe. Great tasting, no frills ice cream. Try the ube and macapuno! Read more

    Gene Miguel · March 30, 2010
  • Rasikh J.

    Get the mango ice cream - it's delicious!

    Rasikh Jawaid · November 22, 2009
  • Roberto H.

    Mango Ice Creme is a must

    Roberto Herrera · October 16, 2009
  • Jonathan P.

    96. Baby-coconut ice cream from Mitchell's (from 7x7's 100 Things to Try Before You Die |

    Jonathan Paull · May 21, 2009
  • ℰℓⓔn℁ ✓.

    Mitchell's is known for their tropical flavors. I recommend Halo Halo, Ube, Macapuno and their Mexican chocolate is also very good. Great spot!

    ℰℓⓔn℁ ✓ · September 28, 2014
  • Tantek Ç.

    Get a chocolate coffee 50/50 milkshake and add chocolate syrup too. You won't regret it.

    Tantek Çelik · January 9, 2013
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.

    Try the Egg Nog And Peppermint Candy Ice Cream - @teddyg's sighting made me do it.

    Alexa (@ladylexy) Andrzejewski · December 2, 2012
  • Dora

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

    Dora · July 16, 2010
  • Dora

    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 Read more

    Dora · June 30, 2010
  • Stacey L.

    Lilikoi Mango Swirl YUM!

    Stacey Lee · April 10, 2010
  • John R.

    Try the two coconut ice creams

    John Robb · March 21, 2010
  • Lianuh

    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

    Lianuh · February 22, 2010
  • Parker H.

    In a town that closes at 10, Mitchell's goes to 11.

    Parker H · September 26, 2012
  • Sam D.

    Don't let the Bi-Rite zombies lead you astray—this is San Francisco's true ice cream hot spot. Over 50 years experience and a huge, unpretentious-yet-exotic selection makes Mitchell's SF's best

    Sam Draisin · October 26, 2011
  • BluLabel D.

    Mitchell's sundaes are scientifically proven to make your life better

    BluLabel DailyDeals · December 8, 2010
  • Ian D.

    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.

    Ian Dionisio · August 4, 2010
  • Casey A.

    Try the Cinnamon Snap ice cream - it's amazing! Read more

    Casey Acker · March 17, 2010
  • Geordie E.

    go early to avoid the queue. Actually, it's so good, there will always be someone ahead of you. Don't forget your ticket/number! just inside the door on the left.

    Geordie E. · August 11, 2009
  • James Y.

    Get any flavor ice cream in an ice cream sandwich. For double cookie-ness -- get the oreo cookie ice cream between two cookies!

    James Yu · April 12, 2009
  • Mariana F.

    Try the claire's pie! Best ice cream in a long time

    Mariana Foresti · June 17, 2013
  • Gustaf A.

    It's the best

    Gustaf Alstromer · March 28, 2013
  • Truth K.

    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!

    Truth Knowledge · December 4, 2012
  • Tori M.

    Everything is good here, better not to be in a rush cuz this place is always packed.

    Tori Malone · April 26, 2012
  • Daniel M.

    Don't forget to uh try the ice cream

    Daniel Morgan · November 13, 2011
  • ruben m.

    Dont Forget to grab a number Read more

    ruben molet · June 28, 2011
  • Mela B.

    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!

    Mela B · November 13, 2010
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    Mia D · October 1, 2010
  • Amy L.

    Go to Mitchell's and get the chocolate ice cream. No questions. Just go.

    Amy Lew · August 4, 2009
  • Garry T.

    Ice cream obviously.

    Garry Tan · December 30, 2014

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