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Fosselman's

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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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Best ice cream in town.

I tell everyone that if you want ice crean go to Fosselman's. They make their ice cream there. They have flavors you can't get anywhere else. At Christmastime they have peppermint candy ice cream. How cool is that. I definitely recommend this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Olivia S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tell everyone that if you want ice crean go to Fosselman's. They make their ice cream there. They have flavors you can't get anywhere else. At Christmastime they have peppermint candy ice cream. How cool is that. I definitely recommend this place.

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Thank Olivia S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

but I have had better ice creams on Vancouver Island, in Illinois and some other places. I understand it is a historic place for the town and family owned and that is nice. We had three scoops of the butter pecan, with tax about $13.50. The seating is minimal. They do have a nice assortment of candies. I continue to... More 

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Thank flyboy1320
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Great old school ice cream that has been in Alhambra for several decades. Little has change and their ice cream is still creamy and delicious as ever

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Thank Donaldinc
California
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I've been going to Fosselman's for nearly 20 years after seeing it on a Huell Howser episode. The ice cream is made on site and is delicious! On warm days and weekends it can be crowded, but the line moves well. Off hours during the week, even in summer, is your best bet. I love their pistachio and black cherry.... More 

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Thank EpcotAl
Alhambra, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Icecream is delicious. But it could be more inviting inside to sit down and have coffee. There are some tables...but it is just not inviting enough to sit and order a second ice cream.

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Thank sylpa2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I honestly cannot believe that I've lived in the San Gabriel Valley my entire life and had never, ever been to Fosselman's. Seriously! Why did I wait so long? So, last night was my first time. I tried 3 different flavors before choosing my single scoop. I'm normally not that difficult but I really wanted to make sure I got... More 

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Thank AmericanTourist37
Pasadena, California
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321 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Been around for decades because the place produces excellent ice cream consistently. The shop offers interesting flavors like horchata and lychee. We went standard with green tea and dark chocolate. Both tasted exquisite.

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Thank JackandResh
Monrovia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Fosselman's does it right - and has since they stopped brewing beer at the time of Prohibition, and started serving up the best ice cream anywhere! Even with 15 person in line on a 100-degree August afternoon, the line moves with lightening speed, the portions are huge, and there are plenty of ready-made containers for take home! Only problem is,,,... More 

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Thank Nancy O
Mt Baldy, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Everyone should experience Fosselman's once in their life ! Treat your outta town guests to a historic, classy and traditional treat. *Note - It's not close to any So Cal Fwy, but worth the extra effort if you're in the area....

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Thank Tim T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We go for ice cream at least 3 times per week, all year! Best ice cream I've had! They have many staple flavors and seasonal flavors.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?