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Arcata Scoop

1068 I Street, Arcata, CA
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Ranked #1 of 89 restaurants in Arcata
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We visited Arcata over New Year's and tried to go to Arcata Scoops but they were closed for winter hours. We visited Arcata and HSU again and we were SO happy that Arcata Scoops was open. We sampled different flavors on their cute baby sized silver spoons and decided on our flavors. I personally couldn't decide and the girl that... More

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Palo Alto, California
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44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My family and I just spent a great weekend up in Arcata and topped off our Sunday evening dinner with ice cream ant Arcata Scoop. It was some of the best ice cream I have ever had! The vanilla is tasted the kind my family hand cranks on the 4th of July. The flavors were creamy, fresh and delicious. If... More

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This place is amazing .It's as if this ice cream if made with special powers and when you eat it you feel like a super hero .That's how I feel at least.Everything from scratch made In in house deliciousness . If you have never been here your missing out.One of the coolest and best places I have been to when... More

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Arcata, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The smell that greets you as you walk in helps you understand why Hansel and Gretel so willingly placed themselves in the clutches of a cannibal witch. Combine that with soft illumination and a friendly staff and you get the #1 spot in Arcata. The ice cream is excellent, (who's had bad ice cream?), they offer wifi, and there's a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

In such a cold climate, you wouldn't expect an ice cream place to be so popular--I think the unique flavors they offer (as well as some traditional ones) make it a definite 'Go There!' place. I don't live in that area but if I get back there, it is one place I will stop (regardless of the weather).

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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This was truly delicious ice cream - I had espresso with cookie ice cream and my partner had coconut. Both of us had the waffle bowls and enjoyed them very much. It is very clean and the staff were just wonderful offering samples of the various flavours.

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Brooklyn, NY
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Wow! I could eat this ice cream 3 times a day! They have a multitude of flavors; ours tasted so fresh and good! I would be scared if we lived in the area because we would be HUGE!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Never expected to luck into ice cream this good in the Arcta/Eureka area. They have a rotating selection of a wide variety of flavors -- some typical, some unexpected. Each that we tasted was excellent, including the green tea ice cream and the lavender vanilla. We also had a good time chatting with the person at the counter on the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

And so delicious. Everything is homemade including the waffle cones. Strawberry, Raspberry Swirl, Chocolate. Everything was delightful.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We were only in Arcata for two days, but we went twice!! The favorites: Honey Vanilla Lavender ice cream, coconut ice cream and raspberry swirl. The Arcata plaza is nice place to walk about and lots of little shops. Perfect with an ice cream cone!

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