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Mc Connells Ice Cream

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201 W. Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2820
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a true lover of frozen yogurt. McConnell's frozen yogurt is the best ever. And whenever I am in Santa Barbara I regularly make my way over to McConnell's for my daily "fix." I have never been disappointed and I have been coming for several years. Not only are the flavors always interesting and the consistency and temperature just... More 

Thank Pippiduck
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious homemade ice cream. Double peanut butter cup iccccce creeeeam!!! Yes!! That's what life is about. +receses peanut butter cups (spelling) + butterfinger + scoop of cookies & cream + spoon + mouth = amazing blissful deliciousness. Make sure to tip your scoopers (:

Thank Andrew G
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have some great ice cream, and a parking lot that really helps because it is popular and worth the drive to go there. A lot of great flavors and everyone who works there is very nice including the owner.

Thank Dave N
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here when in town. They have many unique flavors of ice cream. Prices might seem a bit high, but once you see the amount of ice cream you get and the flavor it's well Worth it.

Thank Marie A
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here just now and there's no doubt that this place is good. We got there about 6.45pm and stood in a small queue. By the time (7.15)we ate our superb ice cream the queue was long. We will definitely return here during our current stay. I hope to return again soon.

Thank beebad2013
Stockholm, Sweden
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three different flavours of coffee icecream. My favoriter taste. I had Turkish coffee flavour. It tasted really good, with strong coffee taste. Everyone in the family loved their icecream.

Thank Thornrosa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Best Ice Cream in the Santa Barbara area. Don't miss the opportunity to try a variety of great flavors

Thank lzaa52
Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

It was a bit annoying to get stuck behind the fat guy sampling just about everything before going for a double cone of something cheap and boring, but that's not Mr McConnell's fault. Superb, home-made ice cream, as godd as any I've tasted anywhere in the US or Europe.

Thank dredd123
Garden Grove, California
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We need your Rocky Road flavor in Orange County, CA area!! Even the Los Angeles locations don't have Rocky Road. How about opening a location at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA?? Also Sweet Cream flavor, we want Sweet Cream flavor!!

Thank valentinanat
Santa Barbara, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Don't miss McConnell's! This rich, creamy delight, which comes in both regular and special seasonal flavors, is also available in supermarkets and sometimes at Costco, but you'll love it in bowls and cones at the locations on both State Street and Mission. There is also a shop in the newly renovated Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.

Thank Mary S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W. Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2820
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 18052602469

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