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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So friendly!

This is fantastic ice cream and run by the nicest couple you could ever meet. We ended up going back every evening during our stay. Don't go to Ben and Jerry's - support a local, friendly business instead! :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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hantsbay
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

This is fantastic ice cream and run by the nicest couple you could ever meet. We ended up going back every evening during our stay. Don't go to Ben and Jerry's - support a local, friendly business instead! :)

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Denver
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The owners of Norman's are the most wonderful, warm and friendly couple ever. In the sea of craziness and people looking to rip you off everywhere you look in Fisherman's Wharf, Norman's offers a refreshing respite. The owners are genuinely wonderful people and they serve up better Sundays than Ghiradelli's at almost 1/2 the price and out of this world... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a room in the neighboring hotel that overlooked this family run ice cream shop. We were in San Francisco for three days and went to Norman's three days. We would've had it the fourth day if the were open in the early morning. Though the Ice cream is amazing (you must try the purple Ube) the service by... More 

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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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140 reviews 140 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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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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