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“Best Vanilla” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mc Connells Ice Cream

Mc Connells Ice Cream
201 W Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 569-2323
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Ranked #16 of 437 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Dessert
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Vanilla”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I judge an ice cream brand by its vanilla. McConnell's vanilla is superb. Other flavors I've tried were also very good. They give you a large serving for one scoop. It's fun to go to the little shop, but the ice cream is also available for dessert at many local restaurants and it's for sale in pints at the local Whole Foods.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“OMG”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

Soooo gooood! Zesty lemon ice cream heaven. Not quite as good as Jeanetta's in St Andrews. ;) Recommended but a bit off the main drag.

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california
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“scrumptious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Fantastic ice cream. The coffee chip is the best around. The cookies and cream is also fantastic. The scoops are generous. The new flavors, salted caramel and chocolate orange, looked interesting. The server was also incredibly patient and helpful to my young and indecisive daughter. It is off the beaten track and has been around for decades. You won't be sorry you visited.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Woodside, California
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“The best ice cream on earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We drove inland, out of our way, based on reviews, and it was the highlight of our trip. The ice cream was amazing. Go for a sundae! It's a very cute spot. I wish we had one of these in our town.

Visited August 2012
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“Best ice cream on the planet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Better than Haagen Dazs, better than Ben & Jerry's, Coldstone and Baskin Robbins, it's even better than Lapperts & that's saying a lot. Go here for ice cream & leave very very happy.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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