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1586 S.Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146
305-661-7658
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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My family has been coming to Swensen's since I was little. It has been around for decades and despite all of the surrounding businesses closing and changing many times over, they have stayed the same. The food is good and similar to Denny's. The ice cream is sinfully delicious. It has an old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2014
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My family has been coming to Swensen's since I was little. It has been around for decades and despite all of the surrounding businesses closing and changing many times over, they have stayed the same. The food is good and similar to Denny's. The ice cream is sinfully delicious. It has an old fashioned atmosphere which some complain about, but... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had our lunch here on Saturday, it was fabulous, of corse we ordered to much. We should have started just with starters n not ordered a meal as well. ice creams to die for x

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Miami
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It is true that this restaurant has been in this same location for 43 years now and unfortunately it looks that old. I know that the idea is to create the illusion of a 1950's Ice Cream Parlor; but there are ways to recreate an era without looking old and run down. The last time I visited this place was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Try the Grilled Cheese on Whole Wheat toast. What a treat! Staff is so warm and friendly. And the food is consistently great.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Swensen's has been a fixture along US1 in South Miami for years. I came when I was a student at the University of Miami and have come back when I am in the area. My most recent visit was with my husband and his parents before attending a concert at UM. The service has always been kind and courteous. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

I always come here with my boyfriend. We love it! The food is great and the price is perfect. I'll keep coming here to years to come :)

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Miami
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place has been there for decades and one person on the group remember having the best ice cream ever there. We manage to find a parking space and went in. The place is exactly as it was 30 years ago and it shows. The furniture, the walls, the kitchen, the rug, it all look like it has been there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Visited my son at Univ of Miami and attended the men's basketball game for the weekend. We all felt like eating ice cream so we stopped at Swensen's which is right near the university. Let's just say that we can't stop talking about it!!!!!! One word description.....UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! We were seated promptly, the pleasant server came quickly with large glasses of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I am not a nut for flooring. I don't even notice it when eating at most places. But seriously, the carpet in this place is disgusting. It used to be green, you can tell if you look in the non-traffic areas - yep, green. But everywhere else it is black. The food is mediocore. The roast beef is overly processed.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Located a short-walk from the movies at Sunset Place, this is an all-time favorite for my family. Sundaes and banana splits are huge, perfect for sharing. Portions are generous and the taste of the ice cream is consistently creamy. They seem to have at least 60 flavors. Not a bad option for sandwiches and burgers, either. The place hasn't changed... More 

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Additional Information about Swensen's

Address: 1586 S.Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone Number: 305-661-7658
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
Cuisine: American, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1586 S.Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables
  • Phone Number: 305-661-7658

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?