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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner

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  • 102
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 0
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  • 1
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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
The best, a hidden gem, leaves the rest for dead

As an ice cream fanatic I search them out everywhere. This one rates with the best in the world. Hidden in the Cannery off Jefferson, you have to look for it, and it is tiny, and well worth the effort. Chocolate really chocolate, the vanilla bean clearly in all combinations and on its own, fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Pamela C
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

As an ice cream fanatic I search them out everywhere. This one rates with the best in the world. Hidden in the Cannery off Jefferson, you have to look for it, and it is tiny, and well worth the effort. Chocolate really chocolate, the vanilla bean clearly in all combinations and on its own, fresh and unusual fruits. Seemingly made... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

You can find this hidden gem if you walk past the outdoor patio of the Blue Mermaid restaurant and look down in the left corner. Good variety of flavors and they let you sample. My son loved the virgin piña colada milkshake. I had the choc chip cookie dough on a waffle cone that was delicious. The prices were lower... More 

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Unlisted, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This shop is a bit hidden from the busy places on Jefferson. Take the time to find this and you will be rewarded with great tasting ice cream and friendly service. The cost is really good as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Priscilla was so generous and welcoming! She gave us multiple samples and recommended the coconut, which we went with. Our two scoop sundae was fabulous! Better than Ghirardelli for less money!! We will go back!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Within a block of Norman’s you’ll find the name brand heavyweights. Pass them by and go straight to Normans. It's located in the Dell Monte Square on Cannery Row just down from the Argonaut Hotel on Jefferson Street. Their banana split Sunday was the best, primarily due to their homemade hot fudge sauce. The iced mocha is really, really good,... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Small, quaint, mom-and-pop ice cream shop located in the Cannery courtyard. Their homemade hot fudge is, in my opinion, better than Giardelli's!! Give it a try. You will love it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I visited this ice cream shop on the strength of the trip advisor reviews. The ice cream, which is made locally, was good - I tried the caramel praline. The couple running the shop is really sweet! 'How are you', 'where are you visiting from', 'enjoy your evening' - so nice!!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The ice cream is made locally , and with so many other nearby shops to choose from , the price is very fair and the customer service is outstanding . We visited 2 times , and both times the employee thanked us for our business. Very sweet people .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

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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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
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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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

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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