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Mission Street Ice Cream and Yogurt - Featuring McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

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$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available

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0.9 miles from Santa Barbara County Courthouse
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Reviewed August 4, 2020 via mobile

One of the best places to get great tasting ice cream. Turkish coffee is my favorite, with lots of choices beyond the standards. All tasting of fresh ingredients. Akin to Fosselmans from Alhambra, CA. Worth the visit.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 2, 2020

The lines get very long here in the afternoon and evening and it is easy to see why. They serve wide variety of ice cream and no doubt all are delicious. We tried a combination of vanilla, chocolate chip, mint and chip, and cookies and...cream. Each flavor was really tasty. Two waffle cones with double scoops and two separate single scoops cost approximately $30. But it was well worth it. The parking lot is very small but there should be plenty of free parking nearby in the neighborhood. As indicated, there can be long lines. We came at approximately 11 AM and there was no line. So get your. fantastic ice cream early!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 3, 2020

Scratch ice cream in great flavors. For each scoop, you can select 2 flavors, allowing you to taste more flavors. Peanut butter tasted like it came freshly roasted nuts. Chocolate covered strawberries in vanilla cream was nice balance.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed January 30, 2020

The new flavor, "chocolate chocolate chocolate" is VERY dangerous. One might be tempted to return the following day to see if indeed it really WAS that good the previous night . . .

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 5, 2019

Mission Street or McConnell's ice cream is delicious. I normally get the chocolate mint - or the coffee chip. The servings are generous and the ice cream is really creamy.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2019

First had McConnell's ice creams in the early '70's. Stopped in with relative to grab a few scoops to eat immediately and a pint to go. One of our favorite flavors is Turkish Coffee. I don't believe they make a bad flavor! If you are...having an ice cream attack I highly recommend this location. Parking is a challenge. They have a small lot that handles three or four vehicles. Street parking is even more of a challenge.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 29, 2019

We were visiting our family in Santa Barbara and they had indicated that they had found an awesome icecream place on their anniversary. They were correct. Mission Street offers homemade style icecream in either a cup, a standard cone or a great tasting waffle cone....They have several different flavors and combinations that you will not find at other icecream places. Kids can get extra goody items mixed into their icecream also. They also offer shakes and malts. If you love icecream, I would stop in.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed September 5, 2019

I really enjoyed this little corner ice cream store. They have many different ice cream flavors. I got mine in a cup and walked while eating it. I will definitely be making another visit the next time I visit Santa Barbara.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

If you live here or are traveling through this is an absolute must! The ice cream is unparalleled! Homemade ice cream, homemade cones! There is always a line out the door and there’s a reason!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 5, 2019

This is a small local ice cream shop. The place can get busy. But the line moves. There is not a lot of parking, so you may park on the street. There is not a lot of outdoor seating either. They serve a popular local...ice cream that is very good. For me, the star was the sundae. If I recall it was around $7 which isn't cheap, but it was large and soaked in toppings. It was a meal, and I loved it. Don't let the odd, somewhat off-the-beaten-path location of this place discourage you, it's worth a visit.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mission Street Ice Cream and Yogurt - Featuring McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

  • Yes, Mission Street Ice Cream and Yogurt - Featuring McConnell's Fine Ice Creams offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Mission Street Ice Cream and Yogurt - Featuring McConnell's Fine Ice Creams offers delivery services.

  • Mission Street Ice Cream and Yogurt - Featuring McConnell's Fine Ice Creams is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4