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937 S Coast Highway 101 Ste 106, Encinitas, CA 92024-4462
+1 760-436-3563
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11:30 - 20:00
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California
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Their ice-cream is the best you can find this side of town, but some of the people who serve you are rather long faced. You have been warned.

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Thank worldtraveler73_7
Solana Beach, CA
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

A little hole in the wall - delicious homemade gelato! I had the lemon cheesecake and my granddaughter had cookies and cream. Really as good as what I had in Italy. In all fairness to the woman who serves it - owner? I don't think English is her first language and she comes from a different cultural background - when... More 

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Thank SS3170
San Diego, California
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153 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Lots of selection, but the favors are not vibrant. Out of all the gelato rials in San Diego, this is my least favorite. It doesn't taste fresh, the sorbetto doesn't taste like fresh fruit. Tastes closer to ice cream than true Italian gelato/sorbetto. Try Bobboi in La Jolla for the best gelato in town!

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Thank Jeanne P
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Made a brief stop at Bubby's for a little rest while in Encinitas. The store is located in a town square shopping area - so there is a nice place to sit down and enjoy the weather. Good selection of gelato but the portion was a bit small.

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Thank Kathi H
California
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90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

Gelato was fine, but I've had better She doesn't display it like you would find in Italy and that is a little disappointing. The price is reasonable for homemade gelato, however I wasn't overly impressed with it. It's a very small restaurant, with only room for 2 or 3 people sit inside.

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Thank Bound4NZ
Portland, Oregon
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235 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

Delicious gelato. As good as I had in Italy (and I had a cup of gelato everyday on that trip)! The owner and server was a bit cranky, but whatever. We will definitely go back!

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Thank BarefootBuddies
Reading, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is just a hole in the wall type of place so don't expect a sit down experience and they don't take credit cards, they do take debit cards and cash. Gelato is excellent, I had amaretto and rum cappuccino, delicious, we ate as we walked around doing a little window shopping but there are benches nearby if you want... More 

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Thank lyn61_11
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Bubby's is tucked away in the middle of The Lumberyard Shops along the historic 101. They offers amazingly rich gelato that is perfect for both young and old, along with a small menu of sandwhiches and lunch time fair.

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Thank RJEATL
Fairfield, Connecticut
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799 reviews
597 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We had a very enjoyable dessert. There were many flavors to choose from. I had the expresso chip. It was very flavorful and creamy. My husband and nephew liked theirs too. The server let me sample and was friendly,

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Thank Gloria H
Encinitas, California
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

I am an x-fan I am so sorry to say. I went in with a friend a few days ago and was treated by a lovely woman who was super friendly. I tried a few types of gelato but the truth is we were headed to a chocolate store near for a piece of chocolate. We went to the other... More 

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Thank Bglad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:00
Thursday
11:30 - 20:00
Friday
11:30 - 20:00
Saturday
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 937 S Coast Highway 101 Ste 106, Encinitas, CA 92024-4462
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-436-3563

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