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Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

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1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I liked this better than Izzys and loved the Nicolett Potholes ice cream. Just a mile or so walk from the Uptown Theater.

Thank ChicagoMathTeacher
Plymouth, Minnesota
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212 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The smell alone is worth going in there....it reminds me of the many coffee houses and ice cream parlors you find in every European city. What I love about Sebastian Joe's is that their ice cream flavors change a lot - not sure if it's every day but the few times I have been there I had the feeling that... More 

Thank Aeneken
Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our daughter just moved to Minneapolis and told us we had to go to Sebastian Joe's. The flavors were great - we had banana chocolate (tasted like eating a sundae), chocolate malt (tasted like a malt) and Pothole (chocolate ice cream with nuts, chocolate and caramel - my favorite). Great! We sat outside in a garden setting, which was really... More 

Thank Kristi N
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

OK, we were staying in the area and kept passing by Sebastian Joe's. The kids kept begging to stop in, so we finally did. There was a line, so what I guess is a good sign, and yes, the ice cream was great. Worth a stop on a warm day - great ice cream with some wonderful flavors.

Thank Harkish
Fargo, North Dakota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Best ice cream we've ever had. Bought an ice cream cake for my wife's birthday and everyone raved about it. Must stop every time we go to the Cities.

Thank Jeff J
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

some of the best ice cream I have ever tasted! their oreo is like nothing I have ever tasted. It is so creamy and rich and flavorful. The salty caramel is creamy, flavorful and just delicious! Definitely worth a visit!!!!!

Thank Nicole N
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543 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

We waited in line for about 13 minutes. It was worth it! The icecream was extra creamy and all 3 flavors we tried were very intense. The Monkey icecream was full of nuts, bananas, etc. The rum raisen was the best we've ever had. The raspberry chocolate chip was better than average but not as good as the other two... More 

Thank MinnesotaRandy
Lausanne, Switzerland
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125 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

We found Sebastien Joe's Ice Cream mid-way on our bike tour across Minneapolis on a hot day. We loved the atmosphere and the tasty ice cream.

Thank thkohler
Clovis, California
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A unique small batch ice cream that is both high quality and creative. Sebastian's really loads in the ingredients and the flavors actually taste like what they are supposed to be. For example, I had the coconut cream pie which was creamy and loaded with coconut. There also were hunks, not tiny pieces, of pie crust. Like eating a frozen... More 

Thank CayUcusZ
Sioux Falls, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

While on a girl's trip, my friend and I were told we had to check this place out by our Airbnb host. And who doesn't like a little dessert before dinner?! I had the oreo ice cream in a dish - creamy, delicious, awesome! My friend tried the raspberry chocolate chip in a homemade waffle cone - lighter than regular... More 

Thank SouthDakotaDoni

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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
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-870-0065

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?