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611 K St Ste C, near San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park in the Gaslamp and East Village, San Diego, CA 92101-7091
+(1)619-338-0048
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect carmel popcorn. Ice cream, hot dogs (Nathans), friendly staff, close to the ball park love the fact that they keep the popcorn under heat, they also have tins of popcorn. No more wanting for the holidays for some tinned popcorn, but crunch time's taste better!!

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Thank Sbwy4moe
California
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Hole in the wall ice cream shop next to Petco park, looks a little odd from the outside but the ice cream is excellent and worth a visit if you're craving and ice cream fix and happen to be in the neighborhood. It is not a "destination" ice cream palace or anything fancy. They also sell some other items.

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Thank MaldivesGus
Mission Viejo, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Stopped into CrunchTime for a quick snack as it was directly across from tour hotel, Marriott Gaslamp. The staff was super friendly and offered up free tastes of their different ice creams. I chose to stick with my standard Strawberry on a waffle cone, excellent choice. Of course, I also had to get some of their delicious kettle corn and... More 

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Thank John G
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words. We are excited that you enjoyed your treats and your experience in our shop. Thank you for coming in and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We just had really delicious icecream from CrunchTime! I'm allergic to nuts and often that means I can't get icecream from these kinds of places. At CrunchTime they were great - they brought out new icecream from the back for me to make sure it wasn't contaminated. Can particularly recommend the coffee!

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Thank Rachel S
CrunchTimePopcorn, Owner at CrunchTime Popcorn and Creamery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are excited that you enjoyed your treats and your experience in our shop. Thank you for coming in and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Victoria, Canada
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412 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

CrunchTime is small and you won't have that much elbow room as you check out their popcorn and gelato. I suggest you try the Abuelita, Mexican Hot Chocolate, gelato. It is delicious and tastes so much like the Abuelita's discs--the hot chocolate discs. I have had their zebra popcorn and you only need a handful, as it is so sweet... More 

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Thank ProfAragon
CrunchTimePopcorn, Owner at CrunchTime Popcorn and Creamery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are excited that you enjoyed your treats and your experience in our shop. Thank you for coming in and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Midland, Michigan
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Not much to look at from the outside, but the place has it where it counts. The ice cream is really good. I recommend the chocolate mint.

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Thank Mark J
CrunchTimePopcorn, Owner at CrunchTime Popcorn and Creamery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are excited that you enjoyed your treats and your experience in our shop. Thank you for coming in and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Burlington, United States
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were in San Diego during record breaking heat. We stopped in this little shop to see what sort of items were available. A case of ice cream greeted us as we entered... Dark Chocolate, Mango, Vanilla, and other flavors of homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt. I settled on amaretto and my spouse had New York Cheesecake. The cheesecake... More 

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Thank Jerry L
CrunchTimePopcorn, Owner at CrunchTime Popcorn and Creamery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are excited that you enjoyed your treats and your experience in our shop. Thank you for coming in and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

NY
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111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We went for popcorn and ice cream and both were good. The nicest thing happened- our little guy got very tired and started crying and the man working out and brought tissues and a beautiful lollipop! He was so concerned.

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Thank robrobe
CrunchTimePopcorn, Owner at CrunchTime Popcorn and Creamery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are excited that you enjoyed your treats and your experience in our shop. Thank you for coming in and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

This place was a lifesaver for us after eating some very bad Thai food. Also, the Gaslight district is pretty 'adult', so this provided something for our son, and frankly, for us as well. This place isn't a chain. The guy behind the counter said all the ice cream was homemade on site, & it was tasty. The waffle cones... More 

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CrunchTimePopcorn, Owner at CrunchTime Popcorn and Creamery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are excited that you enjoyed your treats and your experience in our shop. Thank you for coming in and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

McKinney, Texas
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169 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

While walking downtown San Diego - I saw caramel popcorn, one of my biggest weaknesses, so we popped (pun intended) in and saw that they were not only caramel but also gluten free! Popcorn is so good! They also had tons of ice cream, but my heart was calling solely for popcorn!

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Thank jodi B
CrunchTimePopcorn, Owner at CrunchTime Popcorn and Creamery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are excited that you enjoyed your treats and your experience in our shop. Thank you for coming in and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 K St Ste C, near San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park in the Gaslamp and East Village, San Diego, CA 92101-7091
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +(1)619-338-0048
Description
CrunchTime Gourmet Quality Popcorn, Carmel and Cheese Popcorn, Kettle corn, spicy cheese Popcorn, chocolate popcorn, Homemade Ice Cream,Frozen Yogurt, with mix ins and toppings, Homemade cookies and cookie sandwiches, brownies, Hot Dogs, Chile Dogs, Chicago Style Hot Dogs. Casual, fun and friendly atmosphere.

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