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12265 Scripps Poway Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92064-6151
+1 858-577-0015
11:30 - 21:30
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Farmington, Connecticut
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370 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We went to this place after reading that they had gelato on their menu. When we asked about this we were told "they are all Gelato" and also, " Gelato only means low butter fat". Since we had promised the children a dessert we purchased ice cream and their pineapple special dessert that is custom made. The custom dessert tasted... More 

Thank Rohrshack
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We first went to Lappert's when it was called Lappert's Hawiian Ice Cream and they had a store in Rancho San Diego near Cuyamacha College. My wife could not eat walnuts or pecans due to a nut allergy, but could eat macadamia's, and they had a lot of flavours with macadamian nuts in them: Chocolate macadamia, caramel macadamia, pineapple macadamia,... More 

Thank Susie S
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256 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The ice cream is expensive, but the only reason I would come here is for the Dole Whip!!! Besides a Hawaiian restaurant in East County and near belmont Park, this is the only place I know in North County that has the Dole Delicacy, which I highly recommend even to pineapple haters (like myself).

Thank cstruyk
Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. They have delicious unique flavors (like the coconut pineapple raspberry sorbet with brownie bits that I had) as well as regular flavors. I love love love unique ice cream places and after a long hike this place fit the bill. They also serve Dole Whips like at Disneyland so you don't have to go... More 

Thank Jessica B
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904 reviews
645 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

.......and the Lappert's ice cream flavors are decadent-plus! Combine the two for a wonderful taste experience. This is -- for sure -- a don't-miss!

Thank illinois travelere
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

With ice cream names like: Lilikoi, Hana road, and Kahlua truffle ice cream (all that are equally amazing, esp if you enjoy coffee), it's hard not to be intrigued by this Hawaii-based company. Having never had a "Dole Whip," my family insisted we stop by and give it a try; they said it was like a upside down pineapple, whatever... More 

1 Thank Cynthia L
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904 reviews
645 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Kinda surprised that nobody has reviewed Lappert's since my review a year ago. I can add that since then they have expanded their outdoor seating. I love that they serve their sundaes with regular metal flatware, not plastic. And here's my list of don't-miss flavors: Kanai pie, Kahlua truffle, praline pecan, manila mango...........and drumroll please.............my all-time favorite: coconut pineapple. Order... More 

1 Thank illinois travelere
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904 reviews
645 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Don't be put off by the weird location, the lack of ambiance, or the high prices. This is incredible ice cream!! And they also have Dole Whip. And Oreo crumbs. And free samples. So the thing to do is try several Hawaiian-themed flavors; order a small-ish portion (since the ice cream is so very, very rich); top it with Dole... More 

1 Thank illinois travelere
Dallas, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Hands down, the BEST ice cream joint in San Diego. A five star rating is a rarity; you're met with thinking "is this person one of those that is 5-star crazy and gives it to everything? It can't be THAT good" While I, myself, feel that skepticism time and time again you will be sure that this is for real... More 

Thank Alex C
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123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2012

I love Lapperts Ice Cream but this location lacked customer service!!! Waited for them to open at 11:30. Walked in the open door at 11:30 to be told to give them (male and female) 5 minutes for them to open. In the mean time the male and female were yelling at each other about Facebook…really you’re going to tell your... More 

1 Thank Maria B

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12265 Scripps Poway Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92064-6151
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-577-0015

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