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McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

728 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3330
+1 805-324-4402
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (476 reviews)
“waffle cone” (36 reviews)
“turkish coffee” (16 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
728 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3330
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Reviewed yesterday

I found this ice cream at Whole Foods and it has become my go to ice cream. I was excited to finally go to their local shop in SB. They have a ton of flavors in store that aren't available in my area. Everything was...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I choosed to try this ice cream shop thanks to its good reviews, also mentioning dairy free options. I found out just 2 dairy free flavors, both good. My husband liked the regular flavors. I was very disappointed when I asked the girl on front...More

Thank Giorgia Geovann... L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the reviews here and then the lines outside the shop and figured it must be awesome ice cream. However, the chocolate with chocolate nibs (chocolate with chocolate chips) was fair. Nothing outstanding. Our party had various flavors including mint chocolate chip, cookie dough, and...More

Thank SunnyDude61049
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You won’t be disappointed by this establishment - ice cream, ices, non-fat products, frozen yogurt - in all flavors imaginable. You might think it’s expensive but quality/quantity will quickly dissipate that thought. It’s worth every penny! Absolutely delicious!

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

McConnell's does ice cream right! They've been around for 70 years, making ice cream from scratch. Nothing else compares. The selection of flavors is out of this world!

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this local gem! There’s a reason it has been around for so long, the quality doesn’t compare to anywhere else! Just delicious!

Thank meganhrta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ice cream at McConnell's is filled with flavor and always fresh. When I am downtown I like to get a scoop of the vanilla and macadamia nut ice cream. Pure and delicious

Thank judizm2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to McConnell's with a group of out of town relatives. Everyone was amazed at the selection and with the staff, who patiently give tastes so that each person can make their selection. We all loved our choices and thought the ice cream was...More

Thank 428jfpon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on Sat evening after being out on the water for a few days. The line was not long when we arrived but it was out the door and lengthily as we paid for our ice cream. The homemade waffle cones smelled delicious...More

Thank momof2wildchilds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

McConnell's Fine Ice Creams were indeed mighty fine. The staff were friendly and helpful and equipped us with some quality ice creams for our walk. Recommended.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
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February 11, 2018|
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Response from Albertina L | Reviewed this property |
I am a resident in Santa Barbara. They offer variety. Better to call them to be sure.
Tobi B
September 15, 2017|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$2 - $10
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3330
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-324-4402
  • E-mail
Almost 70 years later, we make our ice creams as we always have: from scratch, in small batches, with Central Coast, grass-grazed milk & cream we pasteurize from raw at our creamery at The Old Dairy (c. 1934) And the finest local, sustainable and organic, raw ingredients, sourced from partner farms, artisans and purveyors we've worked with, in many cases, for decades.
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