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3138 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122-4046
+1 415-664-2472
11:00 - 22:00
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Holland MI
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ice cream is wonderful and they will let you try many different flavors until you decide. They also have the Wheel you can spin. You will get to pick either the one the wheel lands on, or one to the left or fight. It helps making deciding much easier, and more fun! Try the taro mango, green tea or... More 

Thank diverdoris
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Even though my daughters family lives on the other side of the city, Polly Ann Ice Cream is an automatic car trip across the city for their unusual and creative flavors. They have traditional options too, but we always have to try one of their creations. For those unable to make up their mind, they have a big wheel to... More 

Thank GaryT421
Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This tiny corner shop sells 48 flavors of ice cream, including taro, black sesame seed, lychee, green tea, mango, and azuki bean. You can sample any of the flavors before committing. Still undecided? Spin the wheel-- you might land on one of the four free slots. Other than the overwhelming assortment of flavors, this is pretty no frills.

Thank Ccjello
San Francisco, California
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124 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

After having dinner at one of the steak houses in SF, we all decided to get ice cream at Polly Ann. Don't be disappointed with the long lines, it moves fast. We ordered the monster - 3 flavors (taro, black sesame and honey dew). My fave is the taro. Very creamy .

Thank BPenuliar2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Parking wasn't easy, but the service and ice cream were very good. The location was off the man street so one might miss it.

Thank Remmi F
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This ice cream is well worth the muni ride away from the touristy parts of San Francisco. There are dozens of flavors, many of which are unique and all of which are delicious. I am particularly fond of their coconut and fruit flavors.

Thank Icee258
Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend insisted that we go to Polly Ann's and that I do the Wheel. The Wheel is a huge spinning wheel with numbers and a few free slots. Whatever number the wheel lands on you have to pick that ice cream flavor or the flavor to the right or left. Or you could land on free, get a free... More 

Thank TinyTawnty
San Francisco
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Not your standard chain ice cream store. Sells a lot of very unusual flavors, such as mango, taro, green tea, plus standard flavors and mixtures with original names. They rotate the flavors, so not all are available at all times. Seems always to have customers waiting in line.

1 Thank PliniusCaecilius
Milledgeville, Georgia
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This place has lots of flavors to choose from, but most of them have cutesy "theme names" (i.e. Star Wars), so you have to ask for samples to have any idea what most of them are. All four of us were happy with our ice cream choices, and I was very pleased that the server took extra care to sanitize... More 

Thank Gina T
Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Great evening treat in San Francisco! Lots of unique flavors and everything was delicious. All 3 flavors we ordered were rich full flavors and tasted fresh! :)

Thank critternlix

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3138 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122-4046
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Sunset
  • Neighbourhood: Sunset
  • Phone Number: +1 415-664-2472

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