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Norman's Ice Cream and Freezes

2801 Leavenworth St, Ste 40, San Francisco, CA 94133-1129
+1 415-346-3046
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2801 Leavenworth St, Ste 40, San Francisco, CA 94133-1129
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Delicious ice cream and fast, friendly service. It's sort of tucked away but look for it. You won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cookie059
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We thought this was possibly the most delicious ice cream we have had. As a family of four we had two single scoops of rocky road and two scoops of some chocolate caramel crackle (OMG!). The lady who served us was lovely and friendly, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 393jillianf
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

All over the wharf we saw little signs claiming Norman’s has San Francisco’s best Ice Cream so we decided to give it a try. The man working the little shop was just as sweet as his ice cream. From the time we walked through the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wccope
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I really love having ice cream sandwich and that's what i choose when i visited this place. Oh boy i was in for such a surprise and it was one of the best Ice Cream Sandwich i ever had.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Getaway798488
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Get your ice cream and sit in the courtyard outside in the sun 👌 The ice cream is superb at a reasonable price. I had the rum and raisin and it was yummy. Nice guy serving lets you try before buying 😀

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank shifty8934
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Spotted sign from Jefferson Street and entered into a very lovely courtyard.. Norman's can be found behind Jack's cafe. Extremely friendly service and amazing salted caremel sundaes. I had a great americano, freshly brewed. We sat out in the sun whilst we ate.. Lovely way...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

This place is very crowded, and kind of a touristic attraction in itself. But the icecream is average and not too many flavors to choose from.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Diana C
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Being lucky, that this ice cream parlour was next to our hotel, we could enjoy this place every day for our cheat day! So many various ice cream flavours, brilliant and delicious!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kamsalaun
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Norman's ice cream is a great place for a yummy treat. I had White pistacio ice cream, full of nuts and tasty.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank janepQ4943OL
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Disappointing. Hot fudge was yummy but barely got any. Petite scoops of ice cream and disproportionately small amount of hot fudge. Doesn’t look like Picture advertising best hot fudge (2011). I understand why they have not gotten any additional awards. Won’t come back. Don’t recommend:(

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KLS114
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 415-346-3046
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