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Mc Connells Ice Cream

201 W Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 569-2323
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Ranked #27 of 428 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Dessert
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Seattle
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A scoop of Dark Chocolate Paso Brittle ice cream was just the ticket on an 85 degree day! Although the line was out the door service was excellent and we were quickly served. It was so hard to choose a flavor as they all looked wonderful! McConnell's ice cream is truly a premium treat.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A single scoop is more like a double scoop and you can get two flavors. The girl behind the counter was very patient with us as we made our decisions and gave us samples of everything we wanted to try. We were excited to find pints of McConnells at our Mariano's store in Chicago.

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San Francisco, CA
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146 reviews 146 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Great tasting ice cream but expensive at $7.25 for two scoops. Had the salted caramel chip and the double peanut chip – both were very good. We were at the State Street location mid week so no lines and immediate service. Five stars for taste and selection but 2 stars for value.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The associate would let you try a small scoop before deciding. My friend and I each picked up three mini cones (three flavors) on our first visit. Turkish coffee, Dark Chocolate Paso Brittle and Dark Chocolate Orange were our choices. All three were fantastic! Wish we had time to stop by a second time.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here while walking through town and it was an excellent idea. Blueberries and cream, salted caramel, both were great. My wife, an ice cream fanatic, said it was the best ever. I thought it was second best, but a strong second. Highly recommended.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Nailbanger Here Again; After Dinner we decided to something for our Sweet Tooth.So we decided on the local legendary Ice Cream shop here in Santa Barbara, McConnells. The story is quite fascinating behind this Company.First the Ice Cream its everything you want in ice cream ,with 22% butter fat and little to no air.They are not cheap ,but who is... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We are global ice cream connoisseurs and this ice cream is very good indeed with natural intense flavours and very creamy like an old fashioned home made ice cream. We tried the strawberry, raspberry, vanilla and a coffee with dark chocolate chips and found it hard to decide which was the best flavour! Guess we'll have to go back and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Some of the better ice cream I've had - ~top20% - the flavors sound great, but can taste a little muddled - prices are pretty steep for what you get

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The ice cream and yogurt are great here. Note that the portion sizes are pretty big. An advantage of this location is that they have frozen yogurt, which the other (official) location doesn't have.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Quick service. Addictive ice cream, probably the best we have ever eaten except our own hand cranked. Friendly staff. Convenient with multiple locations.

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