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

201 W Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2820
+1 805-569-2323
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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201 W Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2820
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Reviewed October 27, 2015

Don't miss this experience and don't go to the McConnells on State Street which is different ownership. Friendly service, huge portions and delicious ice cream and Yogurt. I've lived in Santa Barbara for over 20 years and this place is not only fantastic but the...More

Thank Imrahil5000
Reviewed October 26, 2015

No question about the quality of the ice cream -- it's great. The yogurt doesn't really match up to yogurt-speciality shops like Yogurtland. The only problem is that there is no place to really leisurely enjoy one's ice cream. McConnell's is very popular and there...More

Thank primetime2721
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good seasonal flavors that taste fresh. The portion size is generous. Locals have been going to Mcconnell for years. The lines can be very long on hot days and nights.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed October 26, 2015

It's easy to rant about ice cream, but this place offers truly exceptional versions of the creamy desert. The server kept firing samples and flavor ideas at us until we landed on the perfect combination and left with a generous portion at a fair price.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed October 26, 2015

A locals favorite, McConnells offers something delicious for everyone. Being sugar free, I go for the Only 7 soft serve while my husband indulges in the extra cream filled ice creams-so many flavors. Their servings are generous and the staff is friendly. Parking is an...More

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed October 18, 2015

We enjoyed enjoyed creamy rich ice cream with intense flavors. Raspberry was outstanding. Ice cream lovers should not miss this place.

Thank Janice L
Reviewed October 16, 2015

Very delicious and a great choice of flavors. Their chocolate sauce is the best! We made two visits there during our 3 day stay.

Thank grandmakate
Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

I had a dessert there in September after dinner. I heard about this place as a fine dining icecream and a real difference from other icecream places. Well, yes I think the icecream is very good and lot of options! But it is really like...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed September 11, 2015

If you visit Santa Barbara, you'll notice McConnells in certain grocery stores, so why not visit the mother ship? Ice cream is great, with a lot of variety. Also, there is a dairy free option (made with almond milk) - doesn't taste the same as...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed September 7, 2015

The best! I knew they had opened a branch in Studio City (San Fernando Valley) recently and had been meaning to go check it out - but found myself in Santa Barbara first so went to enjoy the original. REALLY good ice cream! Had to...More

Thank LMG48
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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: +1 805-569-2323
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Mission Street Ice Cream & Yogurt, formerly known as McConnell's on Mission, proudly features world famous McConnell's Fine Ice Creams. Our store is independently owned and operated by Santa Barbarans Bob and Jean Moss. We believe in treating people with care and respect and that is the reason you will see the friendly, familiar faces of Mission Street's long time employees and loyal customers, year after year. Oh yes, and there is that amazing McConnells fine ice cream & the delicious fresh frozen yogurt made daily from the freshest ingredients consisting of a wonderful variety of frozen yogurt styles and flavors, including tarts, natural, Only 7, Greek style and frozen custards. Come visit us and enjoy a generous portion of delicious Mission Street yogurt!
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