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Arcata Scoop

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1068 I Street, Arcata, CA
707-825-7266
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best ice cream I've ever had!

This place is quite seriously the best ice cream place I have ever been to. The staff is great and there are so many unique flavors to choose from, and they continuously rotate in new ones when a flavor runs out. The maple walnut and cinnamon flavors were incredible.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Nicole H
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Panama City, Panama
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Tucson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was good, but it's nothing super special. We checked online during dinner to see what flavors they had available then but don't count on that because the two flavors we were looking forward to were gone when we got there an hour later.

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This place is quite seriously the best ice cream place I have ever been to. The staff is great and there are so many unique flavors to choose from, and they continuously rotate in new ones when a flavor runs out. The maple walnut and cinnamon flavors were incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Everything you need for a fun family experience - great tasting ice cream, friendly and attentive staff, and unique decor. This is definitely a popular local spot, with a steady stream of families coming in to beat the heat. And it's a special treat to be able to sit in a rocking table while you eat your ice cream.

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Chico, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We visited Trinidad and Patrick's Point last week and came to Arcata Scoop the first day. Needless to say, we visited once a day for the whole 5 days we were there! The best way to try their flavor is to get a 2 flavor regular cone. My favorites: coffee, chocolate, grasshopper (mint with cookies and cream), and mint chip.... More 

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NorCal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is the best ice cream you'll find in Eureka or Arcata. It's fresh and tasty hand-made with unique flavors and dairy-free options. Flavors like Early Gray tea or rose petals are nice to try! It's in a cute old house and has play things for kids.

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San Ramon, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This house turned ice cream parlor serves up some delectable frozen treats. The ice cream menu changes daily. The establishment has some charming tables, including one on a large swing in the front room. You can also enjoy your ice cream outside, of course.

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Grovetown, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Being from the northeast where the best ice cream is, made it hard for me to love this ice cream. It was good, but did not have the creaminess that I am used to. The flavors were interesting though, my husband had the Honey Vanilla Lavender which he enjoyed. I had a scoop of cinnamon which I liked, but I'm... More 

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Placerville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Best Ice Cream on the North Coast is found at Arcata Scoop. Their Ice cream is handmade, with amazing, creative flavors and very generous helpings. Even the Waffle cones and waffle baskets are made fresh right before your eyes in the Scoop.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Super cute ice cream shop. Family friendly with kids play area. The ice cream is smooth and creamy with unique and regular flavors. Dairy free options too. Don't want to miss if you are in the area!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Delicious, creamy ice cream. Very unique flavors. Trip Advisor sent us here as we are ice cream lovers and try to experience homemade ice cream whenever we can. It did not disappoint. Be careful, though. The Honey Vanilla Lavender was spot-on, but it actually had lavender plant bits-very bitter aftertaste! Too, we wish they had cake cones.

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  • Address: 1068 I Street, Arcata, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: 707-825-7266

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