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“I scream for icecream”

The Penny Ice Creamery
Ranked #4 of 21 Dessert in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Ice Cream
Salinas, California
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“I scream for icecream”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

OMG!!! the flavors were wonderful the girls let me taste all of them before I picked my very own. I love this place. It is small but clean, very cute all the way down to it's h2o cups

Visited June 2013
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Santa Cruz, California
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Excellent and eclectic ice cream”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Penny Ice Creamery always has interesting ice cream flavors, and the ice cream is top-notch. Since the flavors change all the time (and they only have a few on any given day), it's worth coming back to see what's different. The ice cream is somewhat expensive, but the quality is worth the splurge.

  • Visited May 2013
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Santa Cruz Ice Cream!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

The best ice cream ever. The flavors are always changing and they are not your average ice cream flavors. Homemade ice cream from local products. Small and personable they are a favorite Santa Cruz treat.

  • Visited April 2013
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Portland, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Tasty and trendy!”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

It seems hand-crafted ice cream with unexpected flavors is a trend these days (especially in Portland, OR), and The Penny Ice Creamery is a well-executed example. The store is cute and has a vintage vibe, the service is very friendly and efficient, and the ice cream was very good. We had a bergamot sorbet and a cardamom orange ice cream. The sorbet was crisp and refreshing and tart in a great way. The cadamom with orange was creamy and smooth. In both cases, the flavors were just bold enough to be noticeable without going over the top.

There is a second location on the Pacific Garden Mall -- actually a kiosk. The flavors are different and the line is much shorter. We learned this a little too late. ;-)

  • Visited February 2013
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Ben Lomond, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice little place”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Great icecream!!! The service was great too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Visited February 2013
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