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1824 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801-1897
(626) 282-6533
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An Authentic Alhambra Landmark

This place is not to be missed. Still a family business. They only take cash,so make sure that you have some before you go. Ice cream, sundaes, ice cream sodas, floats, sorbets, sherbets. They have flavors you would expect and some you wouldn't expect. They have some flavors that reflect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Brenda G
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Monterey Park, California
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Monterey Park, California
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This place is not to be missed. Still a family business. They only take cash,so make sure that you have some before you go. Ice cream, sundaes, ice cream sodas, floats, sorbets, sherbets. They have flavors you would expect and some you wouldn't expect. They have some flavors that reflect classic Hispanic desserts, and more recently they have more variety... More 

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Los Angeles
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Fosselman's is a pleasant surprise. It is an old fashioned soda fountain offering 48 flavors of ice cream. It reminds one of the the candy/ice cream stores of the 1920s, wooden buckets of loose salt-water taffy, penny candy and other variuos candies. You will find traditional flavors of ice cream along with flavors such as Black Sesame, Taro, Lychee and... More 

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Monterey Park, California, United States
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wow, after 55 years living in the area, I finally made to Fosselman's. I was not disappointed. It was very good. Would I drive 5 miles for ice cream no, we happened to be in the area. The best? It's very very good. I am still sampling. haha

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Los Angeles, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times and have never been that impressed. The ice cream is too icy and not creamy enough for me. The parking is also really tough. It is really hard to turn around, and it is usually full. It is sometimes easier to just park on the street and walk. It also gets crowded on... More 

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Alhambra, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I don't understand why everyone's so excited about this place. Ice cream is nothing special, I've tasted some much better in other places. Besides the mediocre quality it's also overpriced . If you're craving for ice cream and this place is close to your place then go, otherwise look for a better place for example in Pasadena o LA

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Los Angeles, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited Fosselmans last night. Stopped in to pick up an ice cream cake for my brother's birthday. I have been going here my whole life. I always compare other ice cream brands to this place. I can say I rarely find a place that has the same quality, smooth and creamy flavor of Fosselman's. A few of my favorite flavors...mango,... More 

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Gardena, California, Usa
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59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great selection of ice cream, always busy and i love the horchata ice cream! Rum raisin is good too.

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South Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Delicious ice cream and generous servings. Not only are they friendly with customers, but they also help out the surrounding schools by donating gift certificates. I highly recommend this place.

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Orange, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Okay, so it was fine. Just as good as you would get at 31 flavors or anywhere else. Not really worth the trip. There are so many amazing dessert options in Pasadena, Alhambra and the surrounding cities.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

You must visit this ice cream place with your love one if you ever come by the area. My husband and I have become regular to spend some sweet moment every Friday.

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Additional Information about Fosselman's

Address: 1824 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801-1897
Phone Number: (626) 282-6533
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alhambra
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Dessert

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1824 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801-1897
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alhambra
  • Phone Number: (626) 282-6533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?