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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Ice Cream

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Ice Cream made the old fashioned way.

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Lee W
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Orange County, California
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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 90 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is great. They make everything on-site and use local ingredients. The only reason I didn't give 5 out of five is sometimes their flavors are a little out there. It's definitely a place to try if you're in the area---favorites? Chocolate sorbet, Salted Caramel, and their seasonal fruit flavors are awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

very unique flavors- high quality ingredients, reasonable prices, considering. My daughter and I have gone several times, a bit of a cramped space, though, and not as cheap as other places, and don't expect to depend on ice cream standard chocolate/vanilla/strawberry flavors, but so much better than your typical ice cream spot. Def worth visiting and being adventurous and trying... More 

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Santa Cruz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I love that these guys have a constant rotation of unique flavors that makes it a new experience every time I go in. They're flavors can be on the strange side and there's always at least something I like.

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Additional Information about The Penny Ice Creamery

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