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Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour

#1 of 11 Dessert in Brea
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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215 S Brea Blvd, Brea, CA 92821-4036
+1 714-990-4386
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit too noisy for me but you can't beat it! Ice cream, toppings AND beer! We always leave with ice cold lips!

Thank Diane M
New Baltimore, Michigan
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a kid, Farrell's were everywhere. It was the place to go for birthdays and fun. It was a sad day when they all began to close. Farrell's in Brea brought me back to my childhood. Great food, incredible atmosphere and nostalgic tasty treats, like the Zoo!! Highly recommended

Thank kbat0912
Yorba Linda, California
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75 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

We've been to this location several times, many for birthday celebrations. In the past, it's been lively and fun and although the food is pretty mediocre, it's the party atmosphere that has us returning. We planned a birthday party for a 5 year old and I don't recall ever being more disappointed with any Farrell's ( or restaurant for that... More 

Thank 19er
Gainesville, FL
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380 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

On our recent trip to SoCal my brother- and sister-in-law took us to Farrell’s in Brea for my birthday. What a blast from the past! We used to go to Farrell’s on occasion over 30 years ago while we were in college, and I had honestly thought that all Farrell’s had closed. So this was an unexpected treat! I decided... More 

Thank reptileenthusiast
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

The big attraction was the ice cream options. Upon arrival we noticed a high noise level. The patrons were enjoying themselves. The menu selections were midrange. The food was acceptable. The customer service was excellent. Unfortunately, there was an extended wait time. That is not unusual. A line out the door and around the corner is not unusual. There were... More 

Thank Bruce R F
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017

This is a good place to grab a quick lunch before heading out for a movie across the street in Brea. The wait staff respond really well and quickly when they are informed you're trying to catch a movie in an hour. Most Farrell's could be quite loud for the birthday parties around, but if you dine here early during... More 

Thank Iryn S
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Farrell's is a great loud family ice cream parlour. Upon opening in Brea, there was a ton of buzz and lines down the street to get in. The energy inside was great and it was always fun. I'm not sure what has happened, but the buzz and the energy has gone away. During my last visit there was not one... More 

Thank Steve C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

My family went to celebrate my nine year old sister's birthday, and we had a great time. Their staff is great and they give the best birthday songs ever. They offered a military discount and the manager is a Rams fan too! Awesome food and environment!

Thank Joshua W
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

As a visitor from Australia, we do not have anything like Farrell's here, sadly. After visiting Farrell's, I wish we did. Excellent service, an amazing "Ol Time" atmosphere, great food, this place has it all! I strongly recommend and visit and a meal if you are a lover of the past and the 50s.

Thank Paul B
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Fun for kids and adults alike who don't mind how loud it can get. It felt like every table had a birthday to celebrate. All the servers are great at entertaining the kids and it felt like each table had a different birthday song. Had dinner and dessert for my niece and nephew's birthday, and this was perfect for them,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 S Brea Blvd, Brea, CA 92821-4036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Brea
  • Phone Number: +1 714-990-4386
Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant is back! Farrell's is the place to bring family and friends and celebrate life's events. Birthday, Anniversaries, Promotions, Winning, Good Grades, even Pottie Training are made extra special by the staff at Farrell's. It's not only entertaining, it's interactive. It's whacky, it's zany, it's more fun than any other place. Not only great food, but the ice cream treats range from a single scoop to 6 pounds sundaes. That's why the Food Network named Farrell's Zoo super sundae its #3 Most Decadent Dessert! So if it's family fun, a date night, or a celebration, think Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours. "Old Time Fun for A New Generation"

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