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10 Evergreen Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
+1 619-628-0508
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My little boys love ice cream and this place is no exception. They loved all the flavors and the fact it is right by the beach.

Thank Christa H
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It's the only ice cream place on the pier. The sherbet tasted like tap water. I haven't tried anything else.

Thank ZaidaMac
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is where you go for ice cream. At the base of the pier, it's a great location with great ice cream. You can fit about 5 people in the small walkway while ordering so it can be frustrating at peak crowded times. But there is plenty to watch while you wait.

Thank Heather J
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This place has amazing ice cream and coffee drinks! The waffle cones are huge! The staff is very friendly, the prices are just right and they have a good variety to choose from in ice cream flavors!

Thank Berkedei K
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Ice cream tasted more like ice milk. not creamy at all. Service was ok. dips were small. restaurant was relatively clean.

Thank Spitfireagain
Groveland, California
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247 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

During my stay, I had two things from Cowabunga, which is located right at the foot of Imperial Beach Pier. The ice cream, good, nothing special, no unusual flavors, but good. The fruit smoothies, just OK, a bit thin on the fruit and inconsistent from day to day. But the staff was really nice every time.

Thank CTBCalifornia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

good whole made ice cream and whole made cones. right on the pier with tables outside to eat your ice cream.

Thank skeeterphxaz
San Diego, California
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Having been popping into this place for specialty coffee and ice cream and walking the pier for many years. Grab a hot or cold drink and enjoy the scenery.

Thank SusiCP
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Great ice cream at reasonable prices. We paid 11$ for two coffees, a muffin and three scopes of delicious homemade ice cream. The service was kind and personal. Definitively worth the visit.

Thank CubaLibreOnCoke
San Diego, California
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

This is my favorite ice cream shop. Homemade ice cream and fresh warm waffle cones. About 12 flavors in a day. Prices are very reasonable. The shop is right on Seacoast Blvd at the base of the Imperial Beach Pier. Try it out!

Thank annd527

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Evergreen Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Imperial Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-628-0508

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?