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Gunther's Quality Ice Cream

2801 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818-2719
916-457-6646
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Ranked #11 of 1,741 restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Ice Cream
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Sacramento, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sacramento
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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286 reviews 286 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
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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Burlington, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Gunther's is a must stop for anyone who enjoys real ice cream. The staff is friendly, and people pleasant even though there is frequently a long line. The ice cream is made in small batches on site, and is incredibly good. I'd like to say I have a favorite, as I try to stop every time I am in town... More

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Reston, Virginia
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566 reviews 566 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

What a fabulous place! I got a sundae, and it was fabulous! My friend brought me here on my first day in Sacramento, and it made a great first impression!

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