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Norman's Ice Cream and Freezes

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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2801 Leavenworth St, Ste 40, San Francisco, CA 94133-1117
415-346-3046
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 110
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location, great service, great ice cream!

We came here hoping to avoid the FW crowds and left with a new local favorite. The service was super friendly in a cozy setting and the ice cream got rave reviews from the kids....a home run!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
rymer27
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Chester, New Jersey
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Chester, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We came here hoping to avoid the FW crowds and left with a new local favorite. The service was super friendly in a cozy setting and the ice cream got rave reviews from the kids....a home run!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Tried here after seeing a sign outside saying it was the best ice cream in SF and then seeing the TA rating. Very good ice cream and cheaper than Ben and Jerry's and Ghiradelli. After reading the reviews I wish I'd tried the fudge sauce.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Popped in for a chocolate shake. Shake was good (made w/ Ghiradelli chocolate ice cream). Staff was very friendly. ~$6.50 for the shake so not cheap by any means.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went based on the TA reviews. This is a tiny ice cream shop that serves a locally produced brand, Mitchels whereas we were expecting home made ice cream. The flavors were all good, traditional flavors and only one or two unique flavors offered. The owners were super nice and offered samples of almost all of their flavors . Very... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great ice cream and hot chocolate at a good price ... we went back twice more as it was so good and the owners so friendly and helpful ... they even gave my 11 yo son double helpings for having good manners! It is a little tricky to find the place but worth the effort.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was a great accidental find, tucked away down a side street behind a bar. Fantastic choice of Ice Cream, and really tasty. The owners were really helpful and pleasant. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Step off the main Street, past Ben & Jerries into Norman's Ice Cream & Freezes which is tucked away within a small retail complex. The choice is great and the welcome genuine. I tried Ube, which I have never heard of before but on the recommendation of the proprietor and after an in-store sampling was glad I did. They do... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were on our way to Ben & Jerrys when we spotted a sign for Norman's. A great selection of ice creams and shakes and all enjoyed their selection. Good find and great ice creams.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

What a great find - we got the recommendation and a 10% discount from the fire engine tour. Amazing ice cream and two really, really friendly people serving. Fantastic!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I was so disappointed at Ghirardelli's sundaes so the next night we went here because of the reviews and weren't disappointed. Great customer service and quality ingredients. Traditional flavors and then new flavors we'd never had. Freezes, smoothies, shakes, sundaes, or just plain ol cones.

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Additional Information about Norman's Ice Cream and Freezes

Address: 2801 Leavenworth St, Ste 40, San Francisco, CA 94133-1117
Phone Number: 415-346-3046
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2801 Leavenworth St, Ste 40, San Francisco, CA 94133-1117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: 415-346-3046
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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