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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

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  • 89
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  • 23
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  • 8
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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
Most recent review
Friendly staff, delicious ice cream..yum!

Norman and staff are very welcoming in this family run shop. Yummy ice cream flavors to choose from. Nice location to sit and enjoy the water, or in the court yard to listen to seasonal entertainment.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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San Rafael, California
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San Rafael, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Norman and staff are very welcoming in this family run shop. Yummy ice cream flavors to choose from. Nice location to sit and enjoy the water, or in the court yard to listen to seasonal entertainment.

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Marine City, Michigan
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128 reviews 128 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stopped in Norman's based on a local review. Very friendly couple serving creamy ice creams of various flavors and selections. It's a great little ice cream shop run by a couple who laugh a lot while serving customers. I had a clssic hot fudge sundae that was perfect. My friend had pralines and cream. Also great. Norman's is in... More 

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Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I indulged in a small coconut cone. There was a small line with slow service. I loved the coconut and would certainly return!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Very good hot fudge sundae, cute place, and super friendly and funny owners. Located in the plaza, Fisherman's Wharf near Blazin Saddles bike rental. Just go!!

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Névez, Bretagne, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Norman's Ice Cream was highly recommended and a great find! The flavors were divine and, if you like to try different flavors, they've got a purple yam ice cream that is really good! Prices are good as well.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Skip Cold Stone and Ben and Jerrys which are on the same block and spend your money here. A delicious mom and pop shop with fresh, rich flavors and the friendliest service. We stuck to a basic scoop of ice cream but the floats and sundaes looked amazing.

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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews 97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

my wife tried the peach ice cream and I tried the strawberry. we both considered the ice cream very average. the only thing above average was the price. owner or manager was very friendly but i was not overwhelmed with the ice cream.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The best hot chocolate!! :) perfect for the cold weather.. :) do try their ice creams it's the best!! :) it's also very addicting.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had a reasonable but unspectacular meal at Buena Vista Cafe so decided to have dessert elsewhere. I Googled Ice Cream and it so happens we were around the corner from Normans. The Ice Cream is tasty and you can try a small spoon of every flavour if you want. I had a Chocolate Ice Cream shake which was about... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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385 reviews 385 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great ice-cream. I skipped dessert at the restaurant in order to get an ice cream from here on the way back to the hotel. It was delicious!

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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