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Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
612-870-0065
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Ranked #12 of 1,585 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Winnipeg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

On our first annual summer trip to or through the Twin Cities seven years ago, we discovered Grand Ole Creamery. Oh what a joyous discovery. Every summer since then we have stopped in at least once, even if we were just passing through town we made it our only stop. In fact, the realization that this was the first summer... More

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minneapolis
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134 reviews 134 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We love this ice cream so much that we ordered it for our wedding! Great local place, wonderful flavors, long lines but they usually go pretty quick. They're even busy in the winter, that's how good it is! My favorites - raspberry chocolate chip and garlic almond, seriously!

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are in the area, or even if you aren't....you must go here for a treat. They have the best selection and the most delicious ice cream in Minneapolis. The kids loved it and we can't wait to go back!

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Cairo, Egypt
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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great flavor sand both indoor and outdoor seating. Lots of newspapers to read and meet people. In winter it has a gas fireplace. Summer there is a large turtle sculpture. Kid friendly.

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We love sebastian joe's and frequent whenever we can handle the calories. =) Our favorite thing to do is get the banana split (the best value) and we love to get oreo, nicollet pot hole, and salted caramel as our three scoops. So delicious!

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

My son and I love ice cream so when ever we travel we look for a good place to get our ice cream fix. Sebastian Joes was good, slightly over priced ice cream. We both had the Oreo and sat outside to enjoy. The tables are street side but not too busy when we were there. We both enjoyed our... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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132 reviews 132 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

this is likely my 2nd favorite spot for Ice Cream, and everything here is good if not great. the chocolate dipped (dark choc.) cones are amazing, and they have a peanut butter/coffee flavor that is awesome. salted caramel isn't as good as izzy's though. the line here was at least 100 people long and im not kidding. many people actually... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This ice cream is fantastic. The flavors are rich and satisfying and I have not had one I don't like. In what I would call a fairly saturated ice cream and frozen yogurt market (most of which i've tried) it is quite a compliment to continue to have the success SJ's has. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It isn't hard to see why there have been lines out the door every time I have visited Minneapolis. I finally decided to brave the line, and it was worth the time. The magazine covers (dating older than I am) were evidence that this has been a crowd pleaser for decades. I'll be sure to visit again next time I'm... More

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Sebastian Joe's is Another Word for Excellence with ice cream. First started going to Sebastian Joe on Franklin and Hennepin about forty years ago. The ice cream was wonderful then and still is. They reinvent themselves many times in those years with new flavors and always come up a winner.

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