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“Just when you thought Ice Cream couldn't get any better...”

DOC Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab
Ranked #1 of 7 Dessert in Arroyo Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $7
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Nostalgic ice cream parlor with super-premium ice creams made on-site daily. Model train circles the parlor.
Shell beach
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just when you thought Ice Cream couldn't get any better...”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

This is a very fun Ice Cream parlor that is like stepping back into time. It's filled with the most delicious home made ice cream that puts a smile on everyone's face. Very unique flavors every week!

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Nipomo, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“My grandkids love this place.”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

A great local place with fun good tasting ice cream. My grandkids insist on visiting every time they come to visit.

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Thank Dennis B
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Arroyo Grande, California
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Turn of the century parlor...”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

This place is in a time warp! It's completely charming. The ice cream is the best there is, served in an old fashioned glass bowl or a fresh baked waffle cone. Fantastic experience!

Visited January 2012
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Arroyo Grande, California
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199 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Always a line... because it is that good.”
Reviewed November 3, 2011

And... it is in the charming "old town" of Arroyo Grande that locals call "Old Arroyo". So many flavors, a great atmosphere, and a cool choo-choo train that makes trips around the rooms. A monitor in the back room usually plays a Disney flik and/or a Doc. Burnstein clip. Thee are also "labs" where you can learn all about ice cream. The new "wine" flavor is FABULOUS.

  • Visited October 2011
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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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681 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“Cool ice cream”
Reviewed September 24, 2011

We stopped here on the way down the coast because we found a flyer in our hotel. The ice cream was very good and had lots of innovative flavors. I settled on a peanut butter chocolate shake though although the mint chocolate chip looked good too. My wife had the cookies and cream in a waffle cone. The minuses were that they don't take credit cards so bring lots of cash since the Ice Cream Lab is expensive. But if you order it to eat in the restaurant, the sizes are large so it increases the value. Sadly, the trains weren't running but otherwise, we found it excellent and will give it a five dots.

  • Visited September 2011
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