Swensen's Ice Cream

Swensen's Ice Cream

1999 Hyde St (at Union St.), San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00pm (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu, Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.5/10

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  • "Yum sticky peanut butter. You can smell the ice cream from across..." (3 tips)
  • "... the Fresh Banana and Swiss Orange Chip flavors" (3 tips)
  • "Toasted almond is delish." (3 tips)
  • ToryBurch

    It looks like it's straight from 1974, and—fittingly—it serves all old-fashioned flavors.

    ToryBurch · May 6, 2011
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Swiss-orange-chip ice cream and spot it on Foodspotting!

    Foodspotting · December 13, 2010
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  • Lianuh

    a San Francisco Ice Cream landmark Read more

    Lianuh · February 22, 2010
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  • Bill G.

    Sticky chewy chocolate is da bomb!!

    Bill Godwin · January 25, 2010
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  • Matthew H.

    toasted almond is solid.

    Matthew Hunt · September 25, 2009
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  • Shirley L.

    Try the Fresh Banana and Swiss Orange Chip flavors

    Shirley Liu · April 1, 2013
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  • Michael M.

    The Swiss-orange chip has been a favorite, forever!

    Michael Meadows · April 16, 2012
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  • ivy♥

    Can you believe that Swensen's is SO big in Asia? So many Asians come to take picture with the original store and get disappointed. ><

    ivy♥ · November 19, 2010
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  • Jenna C.

    Toasted almond is delish.

    Jenna Chuck · December 24, 2012
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  • Amy M.

    Ice cream here is delicious but also very creamy...you'll be full after one scoop so no need for two!

    Amy Matsuno · July 25, 2012
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  • John Z.

    The roasted banana has small pieces of ice in it, but the chewy chocolate is fantastic!

    John Zeratsky · February 17, 2010
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  • Klennie C.

    Caramel turtle fudge, mango, swiss orange are awesome!

    Klennie Chien · September 9, 2013
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  • Katerina

    Chewy sticky chocolate!!!

    Katerina · September 6, 2013
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  • Owen S.

    Get ice cream here after dinner in the Russian Hill 'hood.

    Owen Smith · November 13, 2011
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  • Jess C.

    Chewy sticky chocolate. Can't. Live. Without.

    Jess Clifton · October 16, 2011
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  • Michael G.

    I second the toasted almond Rec.

    Michael Gargas · October 24, 2009
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  • Pacific Union

    Ice Cream & Cable Car Outing! Savor a sundae at Swensen’s Grill & Ice Cream in Russian Hill (try the Hot Fudge Bonanza!), then take a cable car down to Ghirardelli Square for a stroll by the water. Read more

    Pacific Union · September 4, 2013
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  • Blake E.

    Waffle cones are good for sharing!

    Blake Engel · July 6, 2013
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  • Barry D.

    The chewy chocolate with the rocky road added is worth a try as I really liked it.

    Barry D · June 21, 2013
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  • Javier C.

    Cookies n' cream is amazing! It is made with oreo cookies.

    Javier Cambon Sanjurjo · June 9, 2013
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  • Felipe C.

    Best ice cream in the world!

    Felipe Cerda · October 31, 2012
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  • Catarina L.

    something different: Turkish coffee

    Catarina Lai · September 18, 2012
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  • Ludwig

    Go for the Sticky Peanut Butter. I will fight you, Bi-rite fans!

    Ludwig · August 26, 2012
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  • Giovanni E.

    rocky road. nough said

    Giovanni Escobar · January 30, 2012
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  • Lauren M.

    Pumpkin=amazing!!

    Lauren McGregor Downs · October 8, 2011
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  • Greg G.

    Coffee milkshake is the greatest here

    Greg Gee · June 18, 2011
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  • Evelyn A.

    Rocky Road was a perfect for the uphill hike!

    Evelyn A · April 2, 2011
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  • Diane W.

    Turkish coffee is a great flavor

    Diane W. · 2 weeks ago
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  • Vineet S.

    You've made the trek here (perhaps up a large and unexpected hill, like I did), so try something unique, such as the Swiss Orange Chip.

    Vineet Shah · June 7
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  • Musette H.

    Get the Jimmies. Not sprinkles.

    Musette Heyert · March 24
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  • Fred B.

    Swiss Orange Chip is heavenly.

    Fred Burke · January 6
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  • Anna N.

    One scoop is never enough

    Anna Naj · November 2, 2013
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  • Mark W.

    Best banana ice cream I've ever tasted. Get it with the chewy chocolate. Insanely good.

    Mark Westall · September 19, 2013
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  • Sara J.

    Sticky peanut butter and sticky chewy chocolate. So good!

    Sara Jones · July 12, 2013
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  • Meredith G.

    Yum sticky peanut butter. You can smell the ice cream from across the street. :)

    Meredith Glover · June 21, 2013
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  • Bay Area D.

    Cash only!

    Bay Area Dad · April 28, 2013
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  • Anne B.

    Mocha chip ice cream is hands down the best.

    Anne Borja · April 23, 2013
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  • Priya S.

    Best flavor - French Vanilla Custard

    Priya Saiprasad · December 29, 2012
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  • Harold R.

    You need to taste these ice creams.

    Harold Rodríguez · November 21, 2012
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  • Porfirio L.

    Does not serve burgers or full menu. This original one is just ice cream, so eat first and check this out via the Powell-Hyde cable car for dessert.

    Porfirio Landeros · November 5, 2012
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  • Cathy M.

    Chocolate chip cookie dough

    Cathy M · May 6, 2012
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  • Katie

    Great "light" Flavors!

    Katie · April 23, 2012
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  • Ashley

    The original location! Don't go here for lunch though- they only serve ice-cream!

    Ashley · May 28, 2011
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  • Allen R.

    Choco shake. Vanilla ice cream. Yes!!

    Allen Romero · March 2, 2011
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  • maudhy c.

    Try the Swiss-orange-chip ice cream and spot it on Foodspotting!

    maudhy cantik · December 13, 2010
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  • Paul M.

    Give eggnog a try -very yummy!

    Paul Martin · November 12, 2010
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  • Jodes

    Strawberry ice is awesome! Not too sweet and there actual strawberry chunks!

    Jodes · October 31, 2010
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  • Teresa H.

    Pineapple sherbert is a must

    Teresa Hanke · August 19, 2010
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  • Blake_Monster

    I love the seasonal peppermint stick with hot fudge. Christmas in a bowl.

    Blake_Monster · August 2, 2010
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