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Gunther's Quality Ice Cream

2801 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818-2719
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Ranked #12 of 1,755 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We went out of our way to try Gunther's ice cream in a 100 degree day. The line was out the door and moved very slowly but we persisted & were able to get a table in the shade outside. Their product is very good. I would not say outstanding, but very good. Definitely a cute 50s style shop.

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Santa Rosa CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

3 of us shared a banana split. Just right and not too much guilt. Even if there was any it would be worth it. The ingredients are top quality. Hardest part is narrowing down the flavors. We were lucky and it wasn't too very hot to sit outdoors. The line at first was intimidating, but it moved efficiently. Super good!!

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Sacramento, California
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stopped by for the first time on a 90+ degree day. We hit the place right before the rush around 1:00 p.m. It has quality ice cream and has that old school ice cream shop feeling. You can sit inside or out depending on their capacity and outdoor temps. BE WARNED THEY DO NOT HAVE A PUBLIC RESTROOM. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The sign alone is worth coming for. This place has been here for years, and they make all of their ice cream on site. On hot summer nights lines are out the door and beyond, but it's worth the wait. Quite a large and diverse following. And if you want you can drop in across the street for a burger... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Started going to Gunther's when I was a kid. Let's just say it was in the 60's. Have always thought of this place as a "back to the roots" kind of place. Ice cream has always been good. As a kid I always loved the black raspberry in a sugar cone. I hope they never change. Funny I never took... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I thought I was lucky to have grown up in a country where all of the ice cream cafes were operated by Italians who made the absolute best ice cream. I couldn't eat the stuff in cartons at drug stores or grocery stores. I found Gunther's by accident as I drove by one evening and wondered why all the people... More

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Torrance, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This place had fabulous customer service with a smile, entertained our questions about their business (how long they had been around, when was the anniversary month party, etc...) and the ice cream was great also! Perfect on a warm spring day!

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San Diego
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Read several reviews and had to come try it. When we arrived there was a line outside the door. Literally over 50 people were there. It is a small shop but a much beloved institution. It has been around since 1940. They have sandwiches that sounded good but I only saw one person order food and not ice cream or... More

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Monterey, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Wow this is the best ice cream I have dreamed for a long time since I was a child. They have so much flavors to choose from and they all great. I had a pineapple coconut milk shake and I had it as a sundae as well. It was out of this world!!! Love ittt!

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Hell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Stopped here because I happened upon it and I'm glad I did. Rum raisin was the flavor of the month and it was rich and creamy and flavorful. Well worth the stop, especially at night with their old fashioned sign

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