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Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 626-5600
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Ranked #9 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Ice Cream
Mission District
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The line is very organized and there are signs asking patrons to be considerate and, basically, please watch the noise level and don't block the sidewalk! I think this is great on their part, especially since I know what it's like to live on a crowded, busy street. I figure the less complaints Bi-Rite gets about their customers, the longer... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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127 reviews 127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

The salted caramel ice cream is to die for - spectacular combination of flavor, sweet and salty and rich as any ice cream I have ever had.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Let me begin by saying that I spent almost a year learning how to make ice cream and can turn out a mean batch myself. Bi-Rite ice cream is both creamy and intensely flavored, it even looks different than other ice creams. There is a reason that there is always a line outside this place. Every other salted caramel ice... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

First time trying this place. Lucked out in finding a parking space directly in front of the shop. Selected different flavored ice cream for 4 persons. All flavors were exceptionally tasty. Texture were creamy and smooth. Very small sit down area so you are better off taking it out. Line was short and fast moving. Would recommend their ice cream.

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Truckee, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

unique flavors, always excellent, great to grab ice cream on the go and try out some new flavors, high quality, not a place to hang for a long time, just good quality ice cream.

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Denver, Colorado
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217 reviews 217 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

You know the place is popular when, not only is there a long line, but there are signs about keeping the sidewalk clear, showing that the long line is a regular occurrence. So it took a few minutes to get to the ice cream. It was well worth the wait. The creme brûlée ice cream really had that burnt sugar... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you find yourself near this place please try their ice cream! It was creamy and I had the salted caramel one! This place is popular and testament to the lines outside the door on a busy day 😄

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traverse city, mi
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220 reviews 220 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Ice cream was good but not as good as Swenson's. Cost was also higher. Had to try it but wouldn't bother to go back.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

the only thing I think needs adjusting is the prices... the Ice-cream is rich and wonderful and they have just about every flavor under the sun so stop by and give them spin

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Moscow, Russia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

So the first thing that happens is that they put you in a line and hoard you like sheep. The attitude i felt in this place towards me was negative as in "choose faster, pay your money and GO". Pricing is terrible. So a sundae costs $8. How much do you think a half of it costs? Wrong. $6.50. What... More 

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Additional Information about Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

Address: 3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone Number: (415) 626-5600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
Cuisine: Bakery, Ice Cream

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