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The 7 Best Ice Cream Shops Near Downtown, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Wishing you for the summer holidays and sundaes? These Downtown ice cream spots will make you feel like you're on vacation! 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 Downtown!

Find the perfect Ice cream spot

Gelatiamo

Desserts, $$, DowntownDesserts, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Ice Cream Places in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014
  • Seattle Times, 2019

    Ice cream, everywhere! With so many good options in Seattle, we help you pick.

    Seattle Times, 2019

Cupcake Royale

Desserts, $$, DowntownDesserts, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    16 Great Places to Get Ice Cream In Seattle

    Eater, 2019
  • The Stranger, 2017

    Where to Go for National Ice Cream Day: The 25 Best Places in Seattle

    The Stranger, 2017

Bottega Italiana

Desserts, $, DowntownDesserts, $Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • The Stranger, 2017

    Where to Go for National Ice Cream Day: The 25 Best Places in Seattle

    The Stranger, 2017
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Ice Cream Places in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014

Shug's Soda Fountain + Ice Cream

Desserts, $$, DowntownDesserts, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    16 Great Places to Get Ice Cream In Seattle

    Eater, 2019
  • The Stranger, 2017

    Where to Go for National Ice Cream Day: The 25 Best Places in Seattle

    The Stranger, 2017

D’Ambrosio Gelato

Desserts, DowntownDessertsSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

If you travel further

R&M Dessert Bar

Desserts, $$, First HillDesserts, $$Seattle, First Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • The Stranger, 2018

    The Best Places to Eat Sweets in Seattle

    The Stranger, 2018
  • Infatuation, 2018

    Where To Get Dessert After 11pm

    Infatuation, 2018

Nana’s Green Tea

Desserts, $$, Denny TriangleDesserts, $$Seattle, Denny Triangle
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best Tea Rooms in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020
  • dished, 2020

    7 tea-rrific tea shops that you need to try in Seattle

    dished, 2020

How does it work?

We know how tough it is to find the best Ice cream in Downtown. We analyzed 10951 Seattle restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 Seattle restaurant reviews, and 1286 lists and articles – looking closely at what dished, Foursquare and Infatuation had to say – and applied our boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in dished - 7 tea-rrific tea shops that you need to try in Seattle, Foursquare - The 15 Best Tea Rooms in Seattle and Infatuation - Where To Get Dessert After 11pm. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips for Ice cream

  • The ideal pairing for chocolate ice cream

    When having chocolate ice cream, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Brachetto d'Acqui, a popular red wine.

  • A great drink pairing for strawberry ice cream

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for strawberry ice cream can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, off-dry, pink wine balances the fruit strawberry ice cream.

Interesting facts about Ice cream

  • A big feat in 2014

    In Cedarburg, United States, Ice cream-lovers celebrated a special day on June 28, 2014. Some still remember this as the day when the strawberry ice-cream was made, weighing no less than 3,010 pounds.


  • The best day for ice cream

    The love for ice cream is unlimited in United States - that’s why they celebrate National Ice Cream Day every year.

  • Celebrating Ice cream

    Did you know that every year in October foodies in Utica, United States celebrate their passion for Ice cream? The Utica Ice Cream Festivalis held annually.


Parking tips

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Ice cream spot.

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