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“A 'Must See' Destination”

Preston's Candy & Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 5 Dessert in Burlingame
Price range: $5 - $20
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Cupertino, California
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168 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A 'Must See' Destination”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

The candies here are handcrafted right in the store's kitchen (not from some factory) and are fresh and delightful. There aren't that many truly independent confectioners left in the Bay Area. Be sure to visit this historic, award-winning candy shop if you're ever in downtown Burlingame.

Visited July 2014
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English first
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“mom and pop candy/ice cream store”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Nice to see a good old fashioned mom and pop store. They make their own candy in house and they let you taste it as well. Ice cream is awesome!

Visited March 2014
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Hillsborough, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great handmade Candy & Ice Cream with Old Fashioned Feel”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is not just great handmade chocolates and ice cream but a bit of old time America. It might not seem like anything special at first glance since it is rather modest store and not a formula cookie cutter chain store. This is a longtime local business and storefront in a great downtown setting that adds to the experience. It is one of those kind of convenient places that kids and parents have enjoyed for decades with little fanfare. You can find just ice cream at a Baskin Robbins chain or just candies at a See's Candy Store but not like at this one-of-a-kind Preston's Store that has both! It is great to have this local treasure in Burlingame that has both a large selection of ice cream flavors and also a large variety of hand made candies. You just don't find this anymore in every community so it is truly an experience. I highly recommend to try to fit in a stop if ever in the vicinity for a family treat that will take you back to the old days.

  • Visited August 2013
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Brookings, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“YUMMM!!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

had not been to preston's since the mid-80's when i used to work at US Sprint. we were having work done on our car and decided to spend our waiting time walking up burlingame avenue and back. so many choices for treats or snacks, but we decided to have an ice cream at preston's.

so many flavors. my husband and i each had 2 scoops, all different flavors. each flavor was simply scrumptious. they have two wooden benches outside where you can enjoy your ice cream and people watch! :)

only question, why does ice cream in an ice cream shop have to be so darn expensive. 2 cups with 2 scoops each, over $10. but it was good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great Ice Cream!!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

On National Ice Cream Day we took our granddaughter to Preston's in Burlingame, CA for an ice cream cone. We had never been to Preston's and found it to be very quaint store with great ice cream. The store also sells chocolate candies too.

  • Visited July 2013
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