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Arcata Scoop

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1068 I Street, Arcata, CA
707-825-7266
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Finest Ice Cream!

When you want only the best, this is the place to go, but expect a line because others know of it too! If you are craving ice cream, why waste calories on anything less than the best!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Rambler707
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Arcata, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They use fresh fruits and organic cream to make amazing G ice cream while giving you a great little shop to sit with adorable swinging table and rocking horse for kids.

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Thank Francesca P
Arcata, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

When you want only the best, this is the place to go, but expect a line because others know of it too! If you are craving ice cream, why waste calories on anything less than the best!

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Thank Rambler707
Arcata, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

I love the Scoop's organic ice cream! A few summers ago, they killed it with a kiwi sorbet. But my all-time favorites include lemon poppyseed and cardamom. They post their menu to Facebook as it changes, so I stalk them there. 👍👍

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Thank Tiffany H
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

An excellently run local business that is a great treat after a meal! The flavours change daily and there's almost always choices available that are dairy-free. On a nice day there's also outside seating in a garden area. At the front of the building is a large ice cream cone carved out of wood and young children will get a... More 

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Thank Traveling_Polymath
Girdwood, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Get the lavender ice cream. AMAZING! The owners are very nice as well. It's like a cute little slice of Americana

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Thank LoveBug Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

The ice cream is delicious! Fresh and very unique flavors. Freshly made waffle cones are good too. They even had a non-dairy flavor made with coconut milk that was very good.

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Thank Mark T
Arcata, California
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a fun place to visit. The tables have wooden animals for the kids to sit on. Variety of cones or cup sizes to choose from, and samples. They even let me get a kid size! The Dairy-free option is often a bit chewy and not exciting flavors, but at least they have one. Also fruity sorbets. Worth the... More 

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Thank bonmom707
Arcata, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Delicious ice cream custom made. Different specialty flavors on a daily basis. Non sugar and gluten free varieties available. A great place for kids with a play ice cream bar and animal glider seating.

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Thank Rod R
El Granada, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Never a bad scoop at the Arcata Scoop!! Great place! wonderful home-made/hand-made ice cream as well as hand made cones if you want! The Scoop does not skimp on the size of their scoops either. Different inventive flavors offered - i.e.sea salt caramel, vanilla lavender. Not all flavors offered every day. Dairy free option(s) available. Fun giraffe rocking swing to... More 

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Thank calnorth1
Martinez, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I'd have given them 5 pips if they served coffee, but, stick to your strengths, eh? They have about 12 flavors on hand, served in waffle cone, waffle cup, or paper cup. The limited options helps them be quick and efficient. The cones are hot out of the waffle press. The person making cones handles the money, so that the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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