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“The Original” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Swensen's Ice Cream

Swensen's Ice Cream
Ranked #18 of 146 Dessert in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
Dallas, TX
Level Contributor
52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“The Original”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

The One and Only, Original Swenson's Ice Cream Shop! So delicious. Creamy goodness in every bite! Had to share a pint...half peach, half strawberry!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Greenwood, Indiana
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tiny shop, great home made ice cream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

On the corner just down from a great pizza dinner at Za was Swensen's. No seating meant standing on the sidewalk under the old school neon sign (with many others) but that was a part of the charm. The ice cream is made there (machine in window was shut down for the night) and was really good. We especially loved the Bordeux Cherry and Sticky Chocolate Fudge. May have to go back before we go home!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jo L
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Deering, New Hampshire
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259 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Excellent flavor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Had the mocha chip it was so good creamy and just enough mocha flavor. The small is perfect size and perfect price. Thank you for the fast and friendly service too.

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Thank SamanthaW6
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Newcastle
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great ice-cream in a non touristy area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

This family run business is in a residential type area on Hyde St. Fantastic home-made ice-cream with many flavours to choose from. Some of the best ice-cream I have ever had. Stop off on the tram that goes to Hyde and Beach - it's only four or five stops from where you get on near Fisherman's Wharf - just past Lombard St. Worth the stop!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MRfromNewcastle
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The BEST Ice Cream and the Best Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

They only take cash - so come prepared. They are off the beaten path from the touristy areas - but it is definitely worth the trip. The ice cream is handmade - and you can tell. I had a chocolate/peanut butter concoction in a sugar cone and I devoured every bit - so quickly that my husband almost didn't get a bite! A single is large enough for one - unless you have a large appetite.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Shannon L
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