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“Salted Caramel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe
1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
612-870-0065
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Ranked #1 of 50 Dessert in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Salted Caramel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

It's 9 PM on a Wednesday, it's 9 degrees F out, and there's a line. That's all you pretty much need to know.

The good:
- The ice cream is excellent; stay away from "normal" flavors; Pavarotti and the Salted Caramel were outstanding.
- Service was patient with us, recommending flavors and giving samples.

The bad:
- It's crowded. What do you expect from one of the best places in the city?
- I thought the "Ridiculous Sundae" needed a little more inspiration - two scoops of ice cream, whipped cream, and caramel is not "ridiculous". No cherry?
- It's not always clear what you need to order. I had to ask to figure out how to get a brownie sundae. Not a problem, but I could see how that would be really annoying to the staff at 7 PM on a Friday in the middle of summer.

Visited March 2013
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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome ice cream!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My husband LOVES their cinnamon, I pretty much like everything I've ever tried except the flavors with cayenne... Go here!!

Visited February 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Still as good as ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

WeatherEven after 20 years... It was still as good as I remember it. Friendly staff. My daughter loved it. Loved the cold weather discount too.

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Circle Pines, Minnesota
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“Ice cream deliciousness!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Great place to grab a treat with the kids! Delicious ice cream, friendly staff and cozy atmosphere. Takes you back to the old fountain shop days.

Visited October 2012
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“Late coffee and sub-zero ice cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This says it all, great scones and coffee. Good ice cream with a polar temp discount. The staff didn't mind that my wife tried all the flavors before she decided.

Visited January 2013
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