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Serendipity Ice Cream

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502 NE Third St., McMinnville, OR 97128
(503) 474-9189
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

People who serve you are always so sweet and willing to help in any way. Please be sure to tip them. I'ce cream and homemade brownies, so good. Real treat

Thank Dawn N
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good ice cream with friendly service. It draws a big crowd. We enjoyed our ice cream. This was perfect after an underwhelming dinner.

Thank Dollface23
McMinnville, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great stop for people strolling along McMinnville streets on a hot day. it provides a bit of shade and a place to rest the feet as well as real, old-fashioned iced cream.

Thank Micheal G
Mukilteo, Washington
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ice cream was great. Lots of flavored and well-priced. We wanted small cones. Paid $2 each for a small kid's cone. Perfect!

Thank DebbieHeathers
Pendleton, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

So many choices, so little time! The setting was quite nostalgic, on a corner in McMinnville where you could enjoy a dish of ice cream and people watch. The cookies and other baked goods were calling my name, but I managed to escape with only ice cream. Everything looked divine!

Thank Christina H
Salem, Oregon
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

My wife and I shared a cone of Huckleberry ice cream. The flavor was sublime, and the amount of cream is just right.

Thank Mark M
Ballston Spa, New York
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Well after a slice of pizza for lunch of course I had to further indulge in dessert - Ice cream it was.

Thank Dr. Gregory R. L
Union, Oregon
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355 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Really nice staff. Excellent homemade soup served with cornbread. Also good homemade cookies and brownies. Great place to stop for lunch.

Thank DaBride
Independence, Oregon
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Very good ice cream, good service. Some interesting flavors. Eat there or take away. A good spot for ice cream in McMinnville.

Thank waterboy1368
McMinnville, Oregon
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Serendipity is an iconic part of McMinnville downtown. Friendly staff (and samples!) help to narrow down the choices. Be ready for a wait on a hot day. Baked goods and other treats are also available to help with that sweet tooth.

Thank Joshua and Juli... P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Fast Food
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 NE Third St., McMinnville, OR 97128
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  McMinnville
  • Phone Number: (503) 474-9189

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