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Mc Connells Ice Cream

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201 W Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 569-2323
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10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 66
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ice Cream Royalty

Spent a week in Santa Barbara and made three visits to the two McConnells' stores. Our teen age sons are ice cream aficionados, and they raved about this ice cream saying's the best they have ever had. That is lofty praise considering our regular ice cream shop in Ohio is Graeters, which is, IMO... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Ohio
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Spent a week in Santa Barbara and made three visits to the two McConnells' stores. Our teen age sons are ice cream aficionados, and they raved about this ice cream saying's the best they have ever had. That is lofty praise considering our regular ice cream shop in Ohio is Graeters, which is, IMO, the best ice cream in the... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Averaged two scoops every other night. Great service. Obviously a local hang out. Too many flavors to chose from.

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Ventura, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This Santa Barbara based ice cream maker is outstanding! A nice treat after dinner in town or in the middle of a hot afternoon! My nephew said the chocolate ice cream was the best chocolate he ever had outside of the gelato he had in Italy! My favorite is peppermint stick, it is simply scrumptious and refreshing! They will let... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

To start with they offer taste samples so you know what you are getting your self into before buying the flavor that you want. I asked one of the staff members what she recommended and she recommended me the salt chocolate caramel and it didn't disappoint. Will go there again tomorrow!

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St. Paul, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Try a taste of the Stout flavored ice cream. The first taste is like having a Guinness. The rest of the flavors are fabulous, too.

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Southern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Super nice employees, super good, creamy, ice cream. Love the fact that the ingredients are organic and locally sourced.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you like your ice cream rich in flavor and dense like gelato, this is your place. McConnells ice cream is made locally in Santa Barbara, California, with local ingredients and TLC. If you are an ice cream fan and find yourself in or near Santa Barbara, McConnells is a must.

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Simi Valley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

How good can it be?? THAT good!!! I love that their tasting spoons are real spoons! Their flavors unique and amazing! I wish I could taste them all. Have the churros con leche and Brazilian coffee...together! Wow! Their lemon and marionberry...crazy good!! Wait in line! It's worth it!!!

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Brasilia, DF
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Excellent ice cream (one of the best I've tried in the US), several options for every taste, good prices, nice service. Not too many places to seat, but nothing better than buying an ice cream and then go for a walk in Santa Barbara's State Street.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Mc Connells is a local Santa Barbara institution. It is sold in some high end grocery stores in Southern California and I have always really loved it. Being able to get a mixed single scoop of caramel pecan and mint chocolate was nice to be able to get two flavors in a single scoop. Although a bit pricey the ice... 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

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 W Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (805) 569-2323
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

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