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Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

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1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
+1 612-870-0065
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't blown away with the ice cream here, especially compared to some of the quaint local ice cream places that I've been to in other cities. The ice cream definitely hit the spot on a hot, sunny day, but I didn't find it be anything extraordinary.

Thank KU90
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to different homemade ice cream places, and this matched my expectations. I had salted caramel ice cream, which was delicious!!! and not overpriced!!

Thank RitaAdvisor
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Pavarotti flavor is a must-try, and you may be hooked the first time you eat it. This is a great, all-season place to come for an ice cream break. Get a pint to take with you, reasonably priced.

Thank J G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I liked this better than Izzys and loved the Nicolett Potholes ice cream. Just a mile or so walk from the Uptown Theater.

Thank ChicagoMathTeacher
Plymouth, Minnesota
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212 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The smell alone is worth going in there....it reminds me of the many coffee houses and ice cream parlors you find in every European city. What I love about Sebastian Joe's is that their ice cream flavors change a lot - not sure if it's every day but the few times I have been there I had the feeling that... More 

Thank Aeneken
Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our daughter just moved to Minneapolis and told us we had to go to Sebastian Joe's. The flavors were great - we had banana chocolate (tasted like eating a sundae), chocolate malt (tasted like a malt) and Pothole (chocolate ice cream with nuts, chocolate and caramel - my favorite). Great! We sat outside in a garden setting, which was really... More 

Thank Kristi N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

OK, we were staying in the area and kept passing by Sebastian Joe's. The kids kept begging to stop in, so we finally did. There was a line, so what I guess is a good sign, and yes, the ice cream was great. Worth a stop on a warm day - great ice cream with some wonderful flavors.

Thank Harkish
Fargo, North Dakota
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Best ice cream we've ever had. Bought an ice cream cake for my wife's birthday and everyone raved about it. Must stop every time we go to the Cities.

Thank Jeff J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

some of the best ice cream I have ever tasted! their oreo is like nothing I have ever tasted. It is so creamy and rich and flavorful. The salty caramel is creamy, flavorful and just delicious! Definitely worth a visit!!!!!

Thank Nicole N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We waited in line for about 13 minutes. It was worth it! The icecream was extra creamy and all 3 flavors we tried were very intense. The Monkey icecream was full of nuts, bananas, etc. The rum raisen was the best we've ever had. The raspberry chocolate chip was better than average but not as good as the other two... More 

Thank MinnesotaRandy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-870-0065

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?