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Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

Certificate of Excellence
Mission District
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3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
+1 415-626-5600
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrific San Francisco ice cream spot, right near Dolores Park. So fresh, so creamy, so good. Loved the banana and salted caramel.

Thank Comandante-of-Fun
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

salted caramel was the original and still the greatest. the bonus is that you are in the heart of the mission district.

Thank kurt3650
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is pretty darn good if you want about as close as to the real deal of old fashion and cranking salt and ice bucket old-school ice cream. My dad and my grandfather told me how to make it and I still make it today and I've taught it to my son so we're on the fourth generation. I... More 

Thank jim b
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a long layover in Oakland, so took the Bart into San Francisco for a stop at Bi-Rite. The salted caramel was delicious, the coffee toffee was good but a distant second to the salted caramel.

Thank Chuck K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ice cream cookie sandwiches were my weakness on my trip. I ate here multiple times over the span of two weeks.

Thank Emma S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a warm day in SF, it is a given that there will be a very long line in front of Bi-Rite. Their ice cream is amazing! My favorite is balsamic strawberry. If you love strawberry ice cream like I do, you will be so happy! While you are there, try their baked goods! At times, they have pie so... More 

Thank JJ_EATS228
Makati, Philippines
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of the few ice cream places available in san francisco, bi-rite, for me, is the best in terms of flavor diversity, texture, consistency, and volume. It seems that there are flavors that a simple non-gourmet might want, such as salted caramel, or vanilla. There are ice cream combinations that are really delicate and worth remembering. Sundaes are big and there... More 

Thank mfores1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Icecream using all locally sourced produce. My husband got a couple scoops and I got a cookie (homemade of course!) It was absolutely delicious and the staff are so friendly!

Thank Hayley J
Nutley, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This establishment is a very famous spot in SF for ice cream. Yes it is a small place. With this place being small, parking can be tough. There are spots where you should not park nearby and it does seem people take the risk of getting a parking ticket just for ice cream! You crazy people! Anyways, with the popularity... More 

Thank Nobel V
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

This is definitely one of the top ice cream places in SF - not sure if it beats Mr & Mrs Miscellaneous - but it is without doubt excellent ice cream. The queue can be long, so if you ever go past when there isn't a line, make the effort to visit. Very good salted caramel ice cream and some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $10
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-5600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighborhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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