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Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

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Mission District
Bakery, Ice Cream
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3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 626-5600
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 350
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Ice Cream and Baked Goods

There's a reason the lines are often long here: some of the best ice cream you've ever had and excellent friendly service. Part of the reason the lines are long? Rude, selfish customers who want to try eight flavors before they settle on one. Come on, noobs! Be nice, thoughtful and choose quickly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Richard M
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

There's a reason the lines are often long here: some of the best ice cream you've ever had and excellent friendly service. Part of the reason the lines are long? Rude, selfish customers who want to try eight flavors before they settle on one. Come on, noobs! Be nice, thoughtful and choose quickly. The salted caramel is great, roasted banana... More 

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New York City, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We waited 50 minutes for what turned out to be very good ice cream. Some good flavors and their hot fudge is great, but not worth the long waits.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful sunny day, and line was LONG, I didn't believe that this line was for the icecream shop. Go and have three scoops ! I got the lavendar, orange cardamom, and roasted banana. Uh-maaaazing

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Red Deer, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Waited in line for the best ice cream I've ever had. Try the salted caramel, very good. It was so good that we left a fancy restruant in San Francisco and took a cab to have the ice cream as dessert. The first time just wasn't enough. Well worth it. Don't expect anything fancy and the seating is very limited,... More 

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Tracy, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Best salted caramel ice cream I've ever had. I sampled some of their other flavors and they're equally delicious. Definitely coming back for more.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Every flavor I tried was delicious but I ended up getting the berry sundae- vanilla ice cream with house made berry compote, homemade ginger snaps and fresh whipped cream. I have seriously been dreaming about this sundae!!!!! So amazing!

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The ice cream was surprising, delicious, creamy, salty and innovative. Definitely worth a special trip for this cone.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Some of the best ice cream i've ever had! The unique flavor combinations keep me coming back. My mom got my husband the Bi-Rite recipe book for Christmas last year because we talked about it so much

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Louisville, Kentucky
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30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Especially on weekends when the weather is nice, the line is crazy long -- sometimes wrapping around the corner -- to get a cone or cup of ice cream. And I suppose I might put up the wait if I didn't have a choice. But I do. If you know what flavor you want, and are willing to buy in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love it. And you get samples...yum. They helped me picked fish when I went in 100% clueless. High-5.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 626-5600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighborhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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