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Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

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1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
612-870-0065
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect Dinner top off after a walk

Had Dinner at Burch and need just a little sweet. So we did a little walk around the area and made room for some of the best ice-cream in Minneapolis

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Dan H
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for nice cream after theater tickets. We had 5 cones and didn't upgrade from the sugar cone single scoops...20.00 each around 3.60. Probably 25 different flavors alot of them running low. Service was good and offered samples. Taste was good. Parking is difficult we had to walk a block which wasn't bad. I wouldn't avoid going back... More 

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Thank JulieBandSteveB
Madison, Wisconsin
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Had Dinner at Burch and need just a little sweet. So we did a little walk around the area and made room for some of the best ice-cream in Minneapolis

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Thank Dan H
Pleasanton, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This a favorite ice cream place of all the locals we know in Minneapolis, so of course we had to check it out. Yep, delicious! :)

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Thank Kathy V
Virginia
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180 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We happened to choose to dine across the street at Burch for dinner, and when we learned about Sebastian Joe's it seemed we were fated to try the ice cream here, too! We were unimpressed by the Nicollet Ave. Pothole flavor, but both of us found flavors we did really like. It was a great atmosphere and yummy ice cream.... More 

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Thank bertha1223
Oak Grove, Minnesota
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had just missed the gelato at the science museum and had promised our boys ice cream. We looked up the closest ice cream places via Siri. I pulled up the "menu" from the website, WOW the flavor list was huge. We all had some different flavor in mind when we got there, but there was only a small selection... More 

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Thank Chelsea B
Golden, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

First visit, would definitely go back if I am nearby. I liked their variety, ice creams, sorbets and even coffee. The quality was better than a well-known national chain. The staff seemed to care. Parking was easy and free.

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Thank AlfaGeek
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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131 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I was expecting a lot more from this place after hearing the raves of others who went before me to this place. The Ice Cream was average at best,the cones were okay,and did notice they had a wide variety of Cones to choose from. To be quite honest,"Honey and Mackie's" is 10X better,find it and go.

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Thank Kevin O
New York City, New York
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This popular neighborhood spot has delicious, creamy home-made ice cream. It is easy to understand why there is a line out the door. But don't be put off by a long line - service is very quick and the ice cream lasts longer than the wait!

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Thank MK_dogdad
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You have to love S. Joe's! Super cool place with all kinds of unique flavors of delicious ice cream. This is my favorite Ice Cream spot and makes me miss living in the city. If you have an ice cream craving and are within easy commuting distance then this is a no brainer, go now.

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Thank Brandon L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you want a picture perfect ice cream cone that tastes as good as it looks, THIS is your place. Excellent service, wonderful ice cream, scones, bars and more. The location is great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-870-0065

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 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
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?