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The Penny Ice Creamery

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913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
831-204-2523
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Description: Ice Cream

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Heavenly ice cream

Their ice cream is heavenly. Homemade and something different everyday! Loved this place. Whole family enjoyed sampling the different flavors before ordering.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
DonaldaJ
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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Their ice cream is heavenly. Homemade and something different everyday! Loved this place. Whole family enjoyed sampling the different flavors before ordering.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Best ice cream I have had in years...fresh, homemade on site, and absolutely fantastic. Get the fluff. Get the fluff. Get the fluff...you will not be disappointed!

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I think that this place is the best place ever. I went here after going to the beach. I ordered the chocolate with rose petals and peach. It was delicious.Make sure that you get some toasted marshmallow toppings. It looks good, and is great. The place itself is quite small, but you can always just sit outside. The bathrooms aren't... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You must visit this place and see all of the work that they do just to make ice cream. They make everything from scratch, even the cones. The place is small and is usually busy but well worth the wait! Stop in, it will put a smile on your face!

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Cupertino, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place should be illegal. The ice cream is made ON THE PREMISES using unusual and highly enticing flavors you won't find in your typical Mariannes or Baskin Robbins. Then its delivered to you in a freshly made waffle cone served with a smile by friendly people. You will want more. There is not cure. And it won't even bankrupt... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Living in Santa Cruz one is used to interesting flavors and experiences. Penny Ice Cream has amazing and unique ice cream. On my last visit I had Grapefruit ice cream and it was awesome! One never knows what to expect on a visit to Penny's and this is a good thing!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This amazing ice cream shop looks like a tiny "hole in the wall", tastes like the ice cream of your dreams. Unique flavors constantly change; recent offerings included chocolate caramel sea salt, strawberry shortcake, basil, bitter caramel, bacon bourbon chocolate, caramel corn,blackberry sweet corn. If nothing from the few flavors I just listed appeals to you, there will be more... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Most fun Delicious Ice Cream Place in the Santa Cruz Area! Unusual and Delicious Ice Cream!! This is a great family Experience! And YES! There is a line! And Yes! It's worth the wait!

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San Francisco, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very good ice cream! We were able to make it in time for the discount price. Was a nice treat for all to enjoy.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place is a "must try" if you're in Santa Cruz and you love ice cream. I was with a group that had both a vegan as well as a person with a number of allergies, and we were all able to find something delicious here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-204-2523

Description

Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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