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DOC Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab

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114 W Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2602
+1 805-474-4068
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12:00 pm - 9:00 am
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Italy
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could compare this to Italian gelato. They have very original flavours. I took the raspberry wine. Very rich in taste. There is a nice atmosphere and interiors are cool. It's a bit pricey but well worth a stop.

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Thank The-Groove-Traveller
Arroyo Grande
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place makes great home made ice cream! Sometimes they have my favorite = chocolate/orange ice cream. I love those flavors together. If you like ice cream and are visiting old town Arroyo Grande, be sure to taste this ice cream!

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Thank ArroyoGrandeJonsmom
DocBurnstein, Front Office Manager at DOC Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for Doc's! We truly appreciate you feedback. We look forward to serving you again. More 

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290 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place!! First, the ice cream here is spectacular! It is creamy and flavorful, without the aftertaste of artificial stuff. It is real, down home ice cream, the way it should be: full of fat full of sugar. Yum. Second, this is an adorable little establishment. It looks like the ice cream parlors of old with cute paint... More 

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DocBurnstein, Front Office Manager at DOC Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Doc's! We truly appreciate the review and we love that you had a great experience. We love ice cream and we are also in the business of making memories. Seeing a review like this helps us to know we're right on track. Thank you again! More 

Arroyo Grande, California
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This time I tried the Banana Foster and it was fantastic. It had pieces of pie crust in it. There are so many different flavors to try so going back again soon.

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Thank mrabara
DocBurnstein, Front Office Manager at DOC Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Doc's! We truly appreciate your feedback and we're glad to hear you enjoyed the ice cream. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Nipino
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great home made ice cream. Good selection. Hard to beat. A must try if you are in the Arroyo Grande area.

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Thank Amos W
DocBurnstein, Front Office Manager at DOC Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Doc's! We appreciate your time and look forward to serving you again. More 

Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Delicious ice cream! Was a cute place with a friendly atmosphere. Will definitely come back again, the kids loved it!

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Thank Sandy C
DocBurnstein, Front Office Manager at DOC Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're happy you and your family were pleased and we look forward to serving you again. More 

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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Our family loves Doc Burnstein's. The variety of ice creams, the creative sundae's make this a must do. On evenings, especially during the summer, be prepared to join the outside lines. Doc Burnstein's offers local volunteer groups the opportunity to raise funds. Volunteers join the regular staff and part of the proceeds from the evening goes to the local groups.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Buy one get one free on your birthday. All you can eat Tuesdays. Can't beat it for good ice cream....

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Thank 1963chevy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

Plenty of flavors to choose from. I had the peanut butter and banana...It's was divine. If you're in Arroyo Grande, stop in for a cone or a cup or Sundae. It was fabulous!

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Great ice cream and always new quirky flavors like engine oil or pink cloud. The kids, big and little, love the trains circling the store.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $7
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 W Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Arroyo Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 805-474-4068
Description
Nostalgic ice cream parlor with super-premium ice creams made on-site daily. Model train circles the parlor.

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