It looks like it's straight from 1974, and—fittingly—it serves all old-fashioned flavors.
Try the Swiss-orange-chip ice cream
Sticky chewy chocolate is da bomb!!
Try the Fresh Banana and Swiss Orange Chip flavors
Ice cream here is delicious but also very creamy...you'll be full after one scoop so no need for two!
The Swiss-orange chip has been a favorite, forever!
toasted almond is solid.
Toasted almond is delish.
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. ><
Caramel turtle fudge, mango, swiss orange are awesome!
Chewy sticky chocolate!!!
The roasted banana has small pieces of ice in it, but the chewy chocolate is fantastic!
One scoop is never enough
Waffle cones are good for sharing!
The chewy chocolate with the rocky road added is worth a try as I really liked it.
Cookies n' cream is amazing! It is made with oreo cookies.
Best ice cream in the world!
something different: Turkish coffee
Go for the Sticky Peanut Butter. I will fight you, Bi-rite fans!
rocky road. nough said
Get ice cream here after dinner in the Russian Hill 'hood.
Chewy sticky chocolate. Can't. Live. Without.
Coffee milkshake is the greatest here
Rocky Road was a perfect for the uphill hike!
I second the toasted almond Rec.
Russian Hill staple
Open at 12. Grab some ice cream and hop on the cable car to Chinatown
Cash only. Convenient to the twisty part of Lombard, and has water. Bland ice cream.
Swensen's is best known for the sticky chewy chocolate, made with some kind of viscous chocolate syrup that makes the ice cream stretchy. Swiss orange chip or Turkish coffee are also good.
Mocha chip FTW! Can't go wrong here, though. Awesome local ice cream.
Delicious ice cream. Sticky chocolate FTW
Malted milkshakes all the way!
Sticky chewy peanut butter (if you're being bad) or orange sherbet (if you're being less bad)
Amazing ice cream. Try the lychee ice cream. Forget the cone get it in a cup and walk the streets of San Fran!
Small scoop on a small waffle cone is the perfect after-dinner dessert. Green tea flavor is not very good, should've gotten turkish coffee or sticky peanut butter.
Definitely a top ten San Francisco ice cream joint. Delicious ice cream made on the spot, a scenic locale. Parking is challenging, so take a cable car or uber.
The best old-shool ice cream shop in the bay.
Fantastic ice cream if you're in Russian Hill
Sundaes are the best.
Turkish coffee is a great flavor
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.
Get the Jimmies. Not sprinkles.
Swiss Orange Chip is heavenly.
Best banana ice cream I've ever tasted. Get it with the chewy chocolate. Insanely good.
Sticky peanut butter and sticky chewy chocolate. So good!