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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: Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Lunch

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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
So sweet!

Ice cream and fudge is delicious. Couple was so sweet. Fudge is made there but ice cream is not. Pretty clean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Ice cream and fudge is delicious. Couple was so sweet. Fudge is made there but ice cream is not. Pretty clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is best ice cream, my husband and l have ever had, went back a number of times, it's near the argonaut hotel in fishermens wharf, so please try and find it, it's worth it.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had an iced mocha and ice cream from here today. The guy who served us was so polite and lovely and the mocha and ice cream were amazing. A hidden gem in fisherman's wharf!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Friendliest shop owners in San Francisco! Makes you feel very welcome into their store. One heads up, cash only! Totally worth it though!

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Interesting choices well off the beaten path in terms of flavor selection. The ice cream shop has a few locations but this one was in the same historic building across from the Argonaut Hotel where we stayed.

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hantsbay
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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
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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
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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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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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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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