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Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 626-5600
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Ranked #10 of 4,938 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
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Cuisines: Bakery, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Boxford, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had read about Bi-Rite, but the glowing reviews still could not communicate just how amazing the ice cream is. Without a doubt, the best ice cream we've ever had --- and we've had a lot. The Dainty Gentleman sundae is an amazing combination of flavors -- unlike anything you have ever had. The salty caramel and the cinnamon with... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Bi-Rite is without a doubt the best ice cream place in San Francisco!!! It was even worth the 45 minute wait!!!! I loved thier salted caramel and strawberry flavors! I cant wait to go back!

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Legnano, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I've tasted a lot of super ice-creams in Italy and I've always thought it would have been almost impossible find another place where to find something similar....but I was wrong. Basil ,Ricanelas and Salted caramel ..no words.. The waiting is worth it.

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Austin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had to try the ice cream - it's rated one of the top 20 in the U.S. We were not disappointed. From basil to burnt brown sugar, this ice cream delivered. We walked with our cones over to Alamo Square and looked at the painted ladies. The perfect way to spend an afternoon!

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San Francisco
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There's definitely a few ice cream shops in the city and this one I must say comes in fourth (my ranking) tied with Mr and Mrs Misc. Is it worth the long line ... Well all the other top ice cream shops will have the same line ... So yes it is. Worth trying but not dying for.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I won't say is not a good ice-cream. We went on a Saturday afternoon and we had to wait for half an hour, I will rate it as an average ice-cream.

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Fremont, California
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1,147 reviews 1,147 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
795 helpful votes 795 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The number of unique flavors here and also traditional are amazing. For example, two of my favorites here are Balsamic Strawberry on the unique side, and on the traditional green tea ice cream. Its always difficult to decide and they do allow one to sample. The lines can be long here, but the ice cream is always deliscious and good.... More

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Warrington, PA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The creme brulee flavor is out of this world, we went twice in 3 days, highly recommended! And in the process cross off one of the best places to have ice cream in the world....

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Wow, my husband wanted ice cream or frozen yogurt we were told we had to try here as we were so close. After our meal Saturday night we made it a point to stop on the way back to our room. It was everything we had been told if not better

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Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Yes, the ice cream was delicious. But the gluten-free cone was heavenly! Tasting was done with metal spoons. I liked the sustainability efforts. Thank you Bi-Rite!

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