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Mc Connells Ice Cream

201 W Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 569-2323
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Toronto, Ontario
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

McConnell's Ice Cream features classic and not so classic ice cream flavours served by the scoop or in containers. Between my husband and I, we shared the Peanut Butter Chocolate, Dulce de Leche Churro and Salted Caramel ice creams. Very decadent, super delicious and worth a walk out to try. It gave us enough energy to visit the Santa Barbara... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Their ice cream is fantastic, a must stop if in the area. Yeah, and sometimes there's a long line, but it moves pretty quick. Their prices are not cheap, but that's ok because the ice cream is fabulous! The menu has a great selection to choose from.

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Hayward, California
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252 reviews 252 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Where ever I travel, ice cream is high on my priority list. This place is worth the wait. The cows are grass fed and you can taste the richness. I had the Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Covered Strawberries. If I had more days in Santa Barbara, I would try each flavor.

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Singapore, Singapore
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159 reviews 159 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The graham crackers in milk yogurt is the best we've ever had, even though we were stuffed with 2 scoops of ice cream each, we still wanted to have it. They also have lots of flavours for you to choose from, and was told that their coffee ice cream are popular. Tried their salted caramel chip and chocolate strawberries -... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I've been going here for the last thirty four years and the great thing is the ice cream tastes the same as it did back in 1980 when we first visited Santa Barbara - as in like real , fresh and creamy ice cream - no trans fats , no added air , no corporate tie-ins - just churned cream... More 

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Corona, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There's a reason why Mc Connells always has a line out the door and thats because there ice cream is delicious! They have such a wide variety of flavors including some vegan. Every single flavor is worth trying!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great ice cream with some very imaginative and delicious flavors like cinnamon, and Sumatran coffee. There is always a line out the door, but it moves quickly. Worth the detour!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the way ice cream should be, creamy, no air added. Large selection of favors. Great waffle cones. Reasonable prices. Two locations. Friendly service.

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So Cal
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308 reviews 308 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

While eating ice cream isn't mind blowing anymore, a good chocolate ice cream is always good to have once in awhile....McConnell's gives you so many choices its hard to decide. I went with the Dark Chocolate Paso Brittle, and it was delicious, since I love anything chocolate. I'm sure I could say the same for the other flavors, but I... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The line was out the door and for a good reason. They get people through there really fast but don't rush you when deciding on your flavors. The ice cream was really fresh, great taste and the scoops were huge. I ordered a double scoop and had trouble getting it all down. Great variety of flavors and great variety of... More 

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Additional Information about Mc Connells Ice Cream

Address: 201 W Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: (805) 569-2323
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Dessert

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