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Lappert's Ice Cream

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12265 Scripps Poway Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92064-6151
(858) 577-0015
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We first went to Lappert's when it was called Lappert's Hawiian Ice Cream and they had a store in Rancho San Diego near Cuyamacha College. My wife could not eat walnuts or pecans due to a nut allergy, but could eat macadamia's, and they had a lot of flavours with macadamian nuts in them: Chocolate macadamia, caramel macadamia, pineapple macadamia,... More 

Thank Susie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

The ice cream is expensive, but the only reason I would come here is for the Dole Whip!!! Besides a Hawaiian restaurant in East County and near belmont Park, this is the only place I know in North County that has the Dole Delicacy, which I highly recommend even to pineapple haters (like myself).

Thank cstruyk
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. They have delicious unique flavors (like the coconut pineapple raspberry sorbet with brownie bits that I had) as well as regular flavors. I love love love unique ice cream places and after a long hike this place fit the bill. They also serve Dole Whips like at Disneyland so you don't have to go... More 

Thank Jessica B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

.......and the Lappert's ice cream flavors are decadent-plus! Combine the two for a wonderful taste experience. This is -- for sure -- a don't-miss!

Thank illinois travelere
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

With ice cream names like: Lilikoi, Hana road, and Kahlua truffle ice cream (all that are equally amazing, esp if you enjoy coffee), it's hard not to be intrigued by this Hawaii-based company. Having never had a "Dole Whip," my family insisted we stop by and give it a try; they said it was like a upside down pineapple, whatever... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

Kinda surprised that nobody has reviewed Lappert's since my review a year ago. I can add that since then they have expanded their outdoor seating. I love that they serve their sundaes with regular metal flatware, not plastic. And here's my list of don't-miss flavors: Kanai pie, Kahlua truffle, praline pecan, manila mango...........and drumroll please.............my all-time favorite: coconut pineapple. Order... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Don't be put off by the weird location, the lack of ambiance, or the high prices. This is incredible ice cream!! And they also have Dole Whip. And Oreo crumbs. And free samples. So the thing to do is try several Hawaiian-themed flavors; order a small-ish portion (since the ice cream is so very, very rich); top it with Dole... More 

1 Thank illinois travelere
Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Hands down, the BEST ice cream joint in San Diego. A five star rating is a rarity; you're met with thinking "is this person one of those that is 5-star crazy and gives it to everything? It can't be THAT good" While I, myself, feel that skepticism time and time again you will be sure that this is for real... More 

Thank Alex C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

I love Lapperts Ice Cream but this location lacked customer service!!! Waited for them to open at 11:30. Walked in the open door at 11:30 to be told to give them (male and female) 5 minutes for them to open. In the mean time the male and female were yelling at each other about Facebook…really you’re going to tell your... More 

1 Thank Maria B
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

I found out about this company from all of vacations over the years to Hawaii, when I found out they had a location in San Diego, I had to pay a visit when I was in San Diego on vacation. The location is the only Lappert's store not in a tourist market, so it is about a 20 minute drive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12265 Scripps Poway Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92064-6151
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (858) 577-0015

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