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Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews donuts ice cream fritters clams balboa bars frozen banana soft serve cone sugar and spice prices are reasonable hippos toppings crumbled calories parking
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Reviewed September 21, 2020

Dad's is a classic so cal experience that visitors remember for a lifetime. Old school frozen banana eaten on the sidewalk.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

I was looking forward to going here as has heard some good things. The ice-cream was ok - it was just a branded ice-cream, nothing special. My son had an iced hippo biscuit - it was sweet, very sweet, and lacked any flavour. Maybe my...review would have been better had a tried a frozen banana - who knows!? It was fine but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

And if you go to Balboa you HAVE to get a balboa bar. A Milion calories? Yes! Worth it? Totally! Have them roll your bar in any or all the toppings. I like nuts on one side and sprinkles on the other, maybe some toffe...or butterscotch crumbles too.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020

A timeless favorite for Balboa Bars, frozen Banannas and ice creams. For a real treat get a donet or an apple fritter.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

This family owned business is a Balboa Island classic. Donuts, coffee, kids cookies or just conversation. The people who work there are very nice.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

If you don’t start your day here with a donut and a cuppa coffee and in your day here with a frozen banana you truly don’t know what life is. On

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2019

Great little stop for the kids. One order a soft serve cone with everything on it and the other ordered a chocolate ice cream bar with everything. Delicious!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019

Very good donuts, especially the bear claws! Staff was very helpful and friendly. Parking is always a challenge on Balboa Island, but it's worth a stop. Also try their frozen bananas! No seating available.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! You have to come here and get a banana. The prices are reasonable and they have donuts too. GOTTA DO IT!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

And the best coffee on the Balboa Island. Very crowded in the morning so come here ever earlier. And the frozen bananas are to die for!

Date of visit: June 2019
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