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The 7 Best Ice Cream Shops Near San Mateo

Updated: December 10, 2021

Do you think it needs to be hot to enjoy a fudge Sundae or a strawberry ice cream pop? Not with these San Mateo stores. For this ultimate list of ice cream spots, we analyzed top review sites and incorporated user and critic reviews. Don’t wait to visit these stores for the best ice cream floats and banana splits in San Mateo!

Find the perfect Ice cream spot

Sweet Moment

Desserts, $, San MateoDesserts, $San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Tin Pot Creamery

Desserts, $$, San MateoDesserts, $$San Mateo, Bay Meadows
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Lily's Creperie

Desserts, $, San MateoDesserts, $San Mateo, Baywood Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Gelataio

Desserts, $$, San CarlosDesserts, $$San Carlos
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Salt & Straw

Desserts, $$, BurlingameDesserts, $$Burlingame
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Rita's Italian Ice

Desserts, $, San CarlosDesserts, $San Carlos
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

The Crepe Stop

Desserts, $, San CarlosDesserts, $San Carlos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How was this list created?

Finding the best Ice cream spots in San Mateo can take way too long. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28999 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 2955 lists and articles from and others were carefully reviewed by boam. The spots that made the cut have been featured in . Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

All Spice and Dessert Republic have outdoor seating and ice cream in San Mateo.

All Spice and Dessert Republic are the highest-rated ice cream spots for a pick-up order in San Mateo.

All Spice and Dessert Republic are the highest-rated ice cream spots for take-out in San Mateo.

Dessert Republic is the highest-rated spot for ice cream delivery in San Mateo.

Dessert Republic is the highest-rated ice cream spot that is good for groups in San Mateo.

Drink pairing tips for Ice cream

  • The perfect match for your cookie dough ice cream

    Experts recommend pairing a cookie dough ice cream with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Rosé with your strawberry ice cream

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Factoids about Ice cream

  • A historical dish

    Do you like neopolitan ice cream? It was invented during 1900s in beautiful The United States.

  • Amazing Ice cream in Utica

    You will not regret going to see the ice cream eating contest at the Utica Ice Cream Festival. It happens every October in Utica!

  • 15 pounds of delicious

    Are you a fan of ice cream? The current record for eating the most ice cream is 15 pounds in only 8! Do you love ice cream enough to beat this record?

Parking in the area

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