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Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

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Dessert, Ice Cream
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1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
612-870-0065
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Today
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

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Ice Cream in Winter

Why not! Tasty and a nice break from the freezing outdoors! My bf had a huge freshly made coffee, and we sat and watched the world go by from the leahter chairs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
MavisYGL
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Minneapolis
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  • Late Night
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Minneapolis
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Why not! Tasty and a nice break from the freezing outdoors! My bf had a huge freshly made coffee, and we sat and watched the world go by from the leahter chairs.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I had the Swiss chocolate and almond ice cream and it hit the spot. My only complaint would be the art on the walls was very morbid.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Very fun atmosphere, great service, ice cream isn't breathtaking but offers many different flavors and varieties including their grab-and-go homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches. Only negative would be the lack of sorbet or fruit flavors (Not for me, but for my friends and family who were looking for that)...It's a place that I will visit each time I come to... More 

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Paris, France
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138 reviews 138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Love this place..it has been around for years. parking is not hard- just watch the signs for hours and permits....great place to grab a scoop and walk down Hennipenn ave.

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Minneapolis
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stop by Sebastian Joe's for this harvest favorite - Pumpkin ice cream. And, if you want to add a bit of adventure to the pumpkin taste, try their Pumpkin Salted Carmel! Both are delicious!

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

This is the place for great variety and quality ingredients. They never disappoint. Always a varied selection of old favorites and new flavors. Just wish they were closer. Love it.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'm a little on the fence as to how to rate S.J.'s ice cream and cone. It is good, don't get me wrong, but it didn't send me out of this world, and for all the hype I've heard, I guess I was expecting more. Perhaps the fact that the heath crunch on the cone tasted stale is making me... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I believe their ice-cream is home-made, even if it's not it's still fantastic! Great local feel with a few nice comfy chairs to sit in while you eat the amazing ice-cream. A large selection of flavors with some that change seasonally.

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Winnipeg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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149 reviews 149 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream
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?