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Swensen's Ice Cream

1999 Hyde St, First Swensen's, San Francisco, CA 94109-2040
+1 415-775-6818
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (62 reviews)
“sundae” (10 reviews)
“turtle fudge” (3 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
1999 Hyde St, First Swensen's, San Francisco, CA 94109-2040
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Happened to pass this place after visiting Za Pizza (also excellent) and the kids wanted an after dinner treat. The choice of flavours are large and the prices very reasonable. We had strawberry (real frozen strawberries inside), caramel turtle fudge, and sticky chocolate and they...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Every time we are in San Francisco ... it’s a must to stop here. We take trolly either to or from there and get a scoop of ice cream to reward the kids for not complaining as we make them walk up and down every...More

Thank EllaPaige
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Very creamy, delicious ice cream, in a massive range of flavours. The shop itself smacks of nostalgia, and essence of a mom and pop store. Loved the feel almost as much as my ice cream cup!

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Always busy worth wait! Only cash! Good price... and taste as it should, like freshly made... I could repeat a few times!!

Thank Dchiarion
Reviewed 12 November 2017

A hot tip suggested I try the Black Licorice ice cream. Generally speaking, I don't shun licorice, but it wouldn't be my first choice. My son wanted his favorite: Mint Chip, and I was leaning a different direction... until we tried the Black Licorice sample....More

Thank JDobbs1
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A San Francisco institution, right off the cable cars. Take out only. Very good ice cream, sodas, sundaes. Very nice people work there.

Thank Shellita
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Located at /near the top of Nob Hill. It is worth the effort to find this ice cream shop. Located close to Lombard St where lots of tourists go. One can make it a additional stop while there. On the down side of Nob Hill...More

Thank kcchin
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Unfortunately I can't eat ice cream anymore because of digestive issues with it...but I was able to get a small cup of raspberry sherbert. It was very good but pricy at 4.50 for 1 small scoop. Everyone else tried an ice cream and sundae, all...More

1  Thank Kelly F
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Visiting for the holiday weekend and the temps were in the low 100's... Parking is so difficult near this place.. We tried coffee , mint chip and rocky road.. So yummy.. Kind of pricey..

Thank Will G
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

VERY good! GREAT selection of flavors. HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Sticky Peanut Butter in a hot fudge sundae. Great place to stop if in and around Lombard Street (just down the hill). No bathrooms in this area. Prices are reasonable for good size scoops. Worth a...More

Thank David L
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1999 Hyde St, First Swensen's, San Francisco, CA 94109-2040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-6818
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