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McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

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McConnell's Fine Ice Creams was founded in Santa Barbara, California in 1949. We make our ice creams from scratch, using the finest local, sustainable and organic ingredients, from partner farms & purveyors - on California's Central Coast and beyond - we've worked with for decades. And nothing else. No preservatives, no stabilizers and no additives, of any kind. The result? Pure flavor, smoothly consistent texture, incredible creaminess, and a sweet, 70-year legacy of churning out the world's finest ice creams.
$2 - $10
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This ice cream was AWESOME. Really interesting flavors (and you get to pick two even in a small). We loved it! The line moved quick and is worth it.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small ice cream store is a FUN stop when walking down State Street towards the Wharf!!! Ice cream is delicious and they have many tasty options!!!!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank barryandcarolynl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here often and never been disappointed. More expensive than other “premium” brands, but worth the splurge.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank TipTop15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We passed by one evening after dinner, deliberately not ordering dessert at the restaurant we’d eaten at. We were NOT disappointed, great range of ice creams, fabulous flavours, and helpful staff (I took a while to decide what I actually wanted!)

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ZaaaRN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ice Cream aficionados, and everyone else, too, you will not be disappointed! Heavenly flavors, beautiful textures, and fun atmosphere, make for a great experience. If you love ice cream, you must stop here!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Virginia P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited both branches of McConnell's in Santa Barbara. Amazing ice cream, great flavours. Good size servings and not too expensive. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 105lanced
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Family had a great choice of locally-made ice cream. Tasty treat for a summer august sight seeing adventure.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank U2871JYrobertm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I use to have my favorite flavor here (I am a local) but they stopped caring it, so disappointed :( it was a staple flavor of SB ; white chocolate toasted macadamia nut, the taste was so amazing, it was like a spoon of Hawaii...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Adriana M
Reviewed August 9, 2019

Okay, I'm an ice cream snob/afficionado. I'm always sceptical of new places but my wife wanted to try it. I didn't order anything but my wife and kids did. From the tastes I had this is excellent, artisan-style ice cream from a local company in...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank BeeDubYVR
Reviewed August 6, 2019

The variety is great, lots of flavors to choose from, including soft serve, makes it very easy to bring a group of kids in and make sure everyone gets what they want. The service was great, and we enjoyed our purchases on the patio tables.

Date of visit: August 2019
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February 11, 2018|
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Response from AlbertinaL788 | Reviewed this property |
I am a resident in Santa Barbara. They offer variety. Better to call them to be sure.
Tobi B
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Response from Prauubly | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't remember:(.. they have a lot of selections..
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