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Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

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1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
+1 612-870-0065
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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224 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I stopped in here mid-afternoon on a warm Saturday. We were pleasantly surprised to see the flavors of ice cream here. Not your usual ones! We both chose a new flavor based on a sample that we had. Delicious! We each had our ice cream in one of their homemade cones. Beware that there is a hole in... More 

Thank csb14
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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133 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to enjoy some ice cream. It has a nice ambiance... the interior could use some paint and restoration... it's looking a bit worn but the dessert is really good! We'll be back for sure!

Thank Matthew D
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229 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017

A beautiful spring day brought in a LOT of people. Some of the ice cream flavors were gone but there were still several to pick from. I got a dipped waffle cone with a chocolate flavor - pothole?. The ice cream wasn't very firm or cold and the extras in it were few and far between. I'm not a big... More 

Thank JCJake
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164 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

While visiting Minneapolis, our friends took us on an ice cream taste test of some of the best that the area had to offer. Sebastian Joes won, hands down. Each place had great ice cream, but I think the reason SJ's won (and we HAD to go back again before we left) was because the flavors were more intense, the... More 

Thank 10sChick
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

Great location to meet people coming from any part of the city. Easy to find, local and very friendly. Has lots of space just to sit and chat

Thank tannamoore
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Great ice cream. I'm from Wisconsin and know my ice cream. This place is great. They offer a "special flavor of the day" for adventurous eaters. Otherwise they have a great mix of various flavors. There is something for everyone and it is all made there daily. They have lots of tables to hang out and enjoy or the area... More 

Thank Traveling_Jdawg
Chicago, Illinois
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257 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

I wasn't blown away with the ice cream here, especially compared to some of the quaint local ice cream places that I've been to in other cities. The ice cream definitely hit the spot on a hot, sunny day, but I didn't find it be anything extraordinary.

Thank KU90
San Diego, California
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2016

I love going to different homemade ice cream places, and this matched my expectations. I had salted caramel ice cream, which was delicious!!! and not overpriced!!

Thank RitaAdvisor
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 18, 2016

The Pavarotti flavor is a must-try, and you may be hooked the first time you eat it. This is a great, all-season place to come for an ice cream break. Get a pint to take with you, reasonably priced.

Thank J G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

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

Thank L R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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: +1 612-870-0065

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