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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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  • 20
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  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Yummm!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

After a nice brunch at Tilia and an hour-long walk around Lake Harriet we stopped at Sebastian Joe's Ice cream. I loved the Bear Bar-Dark chocolate dipped Oreo ice cream cup. The indoors sitting area with sectional garage doors as well as the outside yard and waterfall make you not want to leave :)

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I'd heard about this place before our trip and it happened to be near our BnB. Good,creative ice creams, many with a good amount of nuts. Yes, there was a small line, but it went fast and the server was good about explaining the flavors for us "newbies."

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Whenever I visit Minneapolis this great spot in Linden Hill near Lake Hiawatha is a must. My most recent visit did not disappoint. We had a party of 9 plus dog on leash and enjoyed the great ice cream and ambiance in their outside patio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is some of the best ice cream that I have had. Unusual flavors with great names. It will take you a little while to decide what flavor you will want. There are lots of choices. Every flavor that we tried was good.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great tasting ice cream. Very rich and there are unique flavors but there are also standard flowers like vanilla and chocolate. The Oreo sundae is delicious but very very rich. Place is easy to find and street parking is easy to get.

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We love finding the favorite local ice cream shoppes and Sebastian Joe's did not disappoint. Recommended by a waiter from our dinner restaurant who also lived in the area. Great flavor selection, Urban Utopia was a favorite. Luckily we were forewarned about long lines....it moves very fast. And was worth searching it out

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DeSoto, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Decided to try the local ice cream favorite. It was good, but opt for a plain flavor to get the best tastes.

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?