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“Worth the wait even if the line is out the door!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fairfax Scoop

Fairfax Scoop
63 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930
(415) 453-3130
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Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Worth the wait even if the line is out the door!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

This is quite simply the best ice cream I have ever tasted in my life. They serve it very simply (no toppings, sauces, etc. offered), but trust me, ice cream this delicious doesn't need any extras. This place is popular (as well as very small) and you may have to wait in line for awhile (we waited almost 20 minutes when we went on a Friday summer evening) but IT IS TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!!

Visited August 2011
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  • English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“The best ice cream in the world.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

I've had fancy foodie scoops in New York City and scoops of gelato on the rocky Italian coast. But this little shop in this little town has the best ice cream I've ever had. If it's possible for ice cream to taste simultaneously wholesome and indulgent, this is it. Every ingredient is local and organic, and while this means there will never be a candycane ice cream here, for example, there are surprisingly stellar gems like fresh basil. Who knew? The line is always out the door, but is longest just after school gets out, and at around dessert time (think about it), so going before this or after should help. It really is worth the wait. Staff works hard and they are producing at capacity. Everything about this place deserves, as they say, mad props. They encourage the use of silverware instead of plastic if you're eating in, and provide easily accessible water in tumblers. When I'm in town I go there every day.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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USA
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Homemade Ice Cream you cannot imagine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Try the lavender vanella. Long standing local establishment. Almost always a line, but worth it. Also try the neighbors, Fat Angel and Hummingbird.

Visited November 2011
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Yorktown, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Blackberry sorbet rules”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The line is always to the door in the dead of winter for this ice cream...Nuff said!

Visited January 2012
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Fairfax, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Family tradition now, they have excellent ice cream!

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