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Mitchell's Ice Cream

Ice Cream Shop$$$$
Noe Valley, San Francisco
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  • Ally R.
    "Waffle cone with Claire's pie & Grasshopper pie is to die for."(9 Tips)
    Brian
    "7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the ube ice cream is delicious."(9 Tips)
    Mike C.
    "Try the Caramel Praline Ice Cream Cone"(5 Tips)
    Saadullah S.
    "Purple yam is the best!"(5 Tips)
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  • Jodie M.
    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!!!
    Jodie M · August 23, 2014
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  • Ashok L.
    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.
    Ashok Lalwani · April 4, 2015
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  • Hannah G.
    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 🍨💕
    Hannah Garcia · August 13, 2015
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  • Truth K.
    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!
    Truth Knowledge · June 19, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Rebecca G.
    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!
    Rebecca Goberstein · March 18, 2012
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  • Luke B.
    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.
    Luke Bornheimer · April 19, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • SFist
    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
    SFist · August 28, 2014
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  • Sam D.
    Don't let the Bi-Rite zombies lead you astray—this is the true local favorite ice cream in SF. If you're around in the Fall try their seasonal pumpkin ice cream; you'll be hooked.
    Sam Draisin · October 26, 2011
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  • Eve C.
    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.
    Eve Chou · February 22, 2014
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  • Bommy C.
    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.
    Bommy Cha · November 17, 2015
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  • Kevin S.
    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.
    Kevin Smokler · August 27, 2014
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  • Louise J.
    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.
    Louise Jabagat · August 6, 2015
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  • Casey H.
    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.)
    Casey Hogan · December 18, 2014
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  • Leina K.
    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.
    Leina K · June 17, 2011
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  • 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
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  • 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!!
    Karla Rodriguez-Ruiz · May 16, 2011
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Jenny K.
    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).
    Jenny K · June 15, 2010
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  • Jennifer Y.
    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!
    Jennifer Yip · September 6, 2014
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  • Jeannette S.
    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.
    Jeannette S. · August 22, 2010
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  • Ally R.
    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!!
    Ally Reilly · June 10, 2012
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  • 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 ParentsConnect.com Read more
    Dora · June 30, 2010
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  • 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
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  • Toland H.
    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!
    Toland Hon · April 16, 2015
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  • Jessie N.
    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!
    Jessie Nguyen · May 31, 2013
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  • Jay C.
    It's a delicious ice cream.....yummy flavors! Different flavors from local fruits to tropical countries. You'll come back after one scoop!
    Jay Carmesis · May 1, 2014
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  • Carmen R.
    I swear by the Mexican chocolate. Add the chocolate dipped almond covered waffle cone and you've got yourself a little piece of heaven.
    Carmen Ruelas · March 19, 2013
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  • Andrew L.
    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
    Andrew Lefkowits · April 29, 2010
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  • David K.
    Lilikoi mango swirl and biscotti nocciole are two flavors they don't always have that are *awesomely* good. My #1 favorite, though, is buko.
    David Knopf · September 29, 2010
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Greg W.
    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!
    Greg Wohlenberg · October 13, 2010
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  • Carlos L.
    This place has been around for decades. Definitely a San Francisco landmark. The most delicious ice cream I've ever had.
    Carlos Lazo · January 27, 2013
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  • Shadi M.
    I've driven by a few times but the line has been wayyy to long. But I've heard they have some of the best ice cream in the city.
    Shadi Mehraein · July 23, 2009
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  • 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
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  • Ashlie F.
    The classics are delicious. Too nervous to try some of the more unusual flavored like avocado or banana.
    Ashlie Ford · September 29, 2015
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  • Alyssa F.
    Take a number, wait outside with the 40 other hypoglycemics, and whence called, get a cookies and cream sundae. Low sugar crisis averted.
    Alyssa Foote · July 29, 2014
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  • Pauline
    Always busy here, flocking with tourists but the wait is worth it! Try halo2x and roasted almond!! So good!!!!
    Pauline · October 15, 2013
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  • Vanessa S.
    Classic, delicious ice cream. Don't be surprised by the long line at 10pm.
    Vanessa Schneider · February 6, 2015
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  • Dave S.
    Tropical 4 (Banana, Guava, Mango, Pineapple) is fresh and glorious. Pair it with the Mexican Chocolate.
    Dave Sha · August 29, 2010
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  • eva marie m.
    I love there banana splits there fantastic especially if your just looking for something simple. 😸
    eva marie moody · January 28, 2015
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  • Tantek Ç.
    Get a chocolate coffee 50/50 milkshake and add chocolate syrup too. You won't regret it.
    Tantek Çelik · January 9, 2013
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  • Youngjae P.
    Ube ice cream is really unique, Mango was good too! The store is really packed though.
    Youngjae Park · June 5, 2014
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  • Ros H.
    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!
    Ros Hodgekiss · March 29, 2014
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  • Jonathan P.
    96. Baby-coconut ice cream from Mitchell's (from 7x7's 100 Things to Try Before You Die | http://tr.im/7x7list)
    Jonathan Paull · May 21, 2009
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