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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
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ice Cream!!!

What a great selection of exotic flavors! This is a "must-do" any time we're in San Francisco! It's amazing that folks line up, even when it's dark and cold outside -- but that is indicative of how yummy their ice cream is.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Edmonds, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Edmonds, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

What a great selection of exotic flavors! This is a "must-do" any time we're in San Francisco! It's amazing that folks line up, even when it's dark and cold outside -- but that is indicative of how yummy their ice cream is.

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los angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

this is a local place and one where travelers like my Family and I felt welcomed and glad that we went here. A local told us about this place and it was a good recommendation. We also went to Ghiradelli for Ice Cream but it was so corporate and this had such a nice local flair. TRUST me -- worthwhile

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Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I waited in line for over an hour on a hot day for the ice cream. I had high expectations due to the great reviews from the internet. However, I was totally disappointed. The ice cream was just average. Seating was extremely limited.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I heard a lot of hype even from locals so I tried it one day with my roommate. We had been hanging out at Dolores Park and decided to try it out. The wait was really long and the staff was okay but the ice cream was amazing! I believe I had the white chocolate raspberry and salted caramel which... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Had the salted caramel which was outstanding. Avoid the line by going to the outside takeout window and get a pint to go. Climb up to the top of the park across the street and enjoy your ice cream with the city view.

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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