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Norman's Ice Cream and Freezes

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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2801 Leavenworth St, Ste 40, San Francisco, CA 94133-1129
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The owner was super pleasant and the ice cream was delicious. Prices are very reasonable. You must walk around the building to find it but it's worth the little extra step.

Thank Frances A
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best part of finding a delicious ice cream store is when the flavours are tantilizing. Milk chocolate with carmel sparkles - amazing. Pralines and cream that is luscious. Great find & great prices.

Thank VoyageurBC
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice friendly couple running this shop. Unlimited samples are given upon asking. Ice cream contains no ice, it's smooth and creamy. Kid sizes are available too.

Thank M_Norstein
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to find Norman's by mistake and boy were we glad! we had the hot fudge sundae on their recommendation with one scoop of banana ice cream and one of praline and cream! the lady and gentleman that served us were super friendly and polite !

Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited based on the positive reviews. We had the banana and the mango. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't enjoyable. The flavors were so muted that the banana and the mango were barely distinguished.

Thank captaind172
Madeira Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

In SF, everyone thinks Ghiradelli when they think of hot fudge sundaes and ice cream. But I found this place, read the reviews and ventured inside. I was not sorry I did. Their hot fudge was delicious. I kind of stick to the same treat - hot fudge sundae with vanilla ice cream, so didn't try any exotic flavors, but... More 

Thank kelleyking55
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent friendly service in a tiny shop with a good range of slightly unusual flavours and combinations, lets you try before you buy. Well worth a visit when on fisherman so wharf area

Thank Woodychester1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This is a great little ice cream shop off the main area of San Francisco. It's between Fort Mason and Fisherman's Wharf. They serve some of the most exotic desserts i've ever seen. From smoothies, to ice cream , to specialty desserts). They also have Mitchell's ice cream, which i heard was a big deal (i am not an ice... More 

Thank SteveBTang
Visalia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The ice cream is always good, the fudge is better, and the service is the best. Get the hot fudge sunday

Thank Ddt1979
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We visit this shop during our trip in San Francisco. It is just of the main strip, little hard to find. The ice Cream is super , and the service is top as well. If you like ice cream, go there

Thank R V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2801 Leavenworth St, Ste 40, San Francisco, CA 94133-1129
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: 415-346-3046

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

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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