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Mc Connells Ice Cream

201 W Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 569-2323
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Had the pumpkin ice cream. It was the best I've tasted anywhere. My wife had double peanut butter chip, and was very pleased as well.

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Templeton, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

For a New Year's Day treat I went to McConnell's. I had the dark chocolate Paso brittle ice cream, a rich dark chocolate ice cream with crunchy toasted almond brittle. Ice cream at it's best! Interesting, creamy, and flavorful. I recommend!

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Visalia, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Best ice cream it's like homemade soft tasty & original flavors. Portions are small for the price. Nice treat.

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Toronto, Ontario
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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255 reviews 255 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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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Washington
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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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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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