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The 8 Best Ice Cream Shops In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Are you screaming for chocolate chip or vanilla ice cream? These San Francisco Ice cream stores have you covered! We analyzed all the top review sites and user and expert opinions to compile this ultimate list of ice cream places! Visit these San Francisco venues for the creamiest chocolate ice cream and best cones and toppings in town!

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Mitchell's Ice Cream

Desserts, $, Noe ValleyDesserts, $San Francisco, Noe Valley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

    The 14 Best Ice Cream Flavors in San Francisco

    Eater
  • SFist

    The 16 Best Ice Cream Shops In San Francisco

    SFist

The Ice Cream Bar

Desserts, $$, Haight-AshburyDesserts, $$San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    The 14 Best Ice Cream Flavors in San Francisco

    Eater
  • SFist

    The 16 Best Ice Cream Shops In San Francisco

    SFist

GIO Gelati - San Francisco

Desserts, $, Cow HollowDesserts, $San Francisco, Cow Hollow
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

    The 14 Best Ice Cream Flavors in San Francisco

    Eater
  • TimeOut

    The best gelato in the Bay Area

    TimeOut

Lush Gelato

Desserts, $, North BeachDesserts, $San Francisco, North Beach
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

San Francisco's Hometown Creamery

Desserts, $, Inner SunsetDesserts, $San Francisco, Inner Sunset
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Amorino

Desserts, $$, ChinatownDesserts, $$San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Icu Market Deli & Ice Cream

Desserts, $, South of MarketDesserts, $San Francisco, South of Market
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Over the Moon

Desserts, $$, MarinaDesserts, $$San Francisco, Marina
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in San Francisco. We analyzed 28808 San Francisco restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 San Francisco restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what TimeOut, Eater and SFist had to say – and applied our boam magic. Yes, we even looked at TimeOut - The best gelato in the Bay Area, Eater - The 14 Best Ice Cream Flavors in San Francisco and SFist - The 16 Best Ice Cream Shops In San Francisco to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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