688 San Jose Ave, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411037.744257 -122.422632
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Neighborhoods: Central, Noe Valley
Ice cream? But it's raining ! – I have been going to Mitchell all my life - always exploring their new flavors they come up with. It is the ONLY Ice Cream shop that even in the RAIN there is a line out the door. After all these years, they still make a high quality ice cream. I have turned some may people on to Mitchells over the years and my cousin that lives in Japan now makes her first stop Mitchells and then she knows she is home!
Incredible Ice Cream, one you get to it – This ice cream is good, really really good. I love the baby coconut and the chocolate. There are lots of flavors to choose from, including the old standbys, as well as several fruit flavors which put this place on the map. The trouble is, its almost off the map: not centrally located, and there are no other branches. It's worth the trek, if you know where you are going. Probably the best ice cream I've had in SF.
Very Disapponted – I lie the fact that they offer some unusual and creative flavors, but they just don't taste very good.
Wonderful flavor... – I am a food connoisseur and one thing that stands out in Mitchell's ice cream is the flavor definition. I've tried comparing it side-by-side with other brands of ice cream around town and this is hands down the best ice cream in town. You will have to taste ice cream from Berthillon in Paris to see what I mean...
From mango and coconut to caramel-praline and pumpkin, the flavors are divine at this longtime Mission shop. – The Scene
A true slice of San Francisco, Mitchell's has been scooping and serving in the same location since the mid '50s. Lines are longest on those rare, hot, sunny weekend afternoons, but no matter how chilly the day, get ready to take a number at the door. Freezer cases at either end of the small shop are filled with pre-packed quarts and gallons, as well as birthday- and holiday-themed ice cream cakes.
There aren't any gummy worms, chocolate cows or other goofy gimmicks mixed into the ice creams here. Flavors are straightforward and true, with real, fresh fruit flavors in the cantaloupe, mango and peach ice creams and an irrestible dose of cinnamon in the Mexican chocolate. But what really makes Mitchell's special is the tropical flavors, from a mix of pineapple, guava and passion fruit to ube (purple yam), mango and everyone's favorite, macapuno (baby coconut).
No doubt is the best ice cream... – My husband turned me on to Mitchell's Ice Cream about ten years ago. Since then I would REQUEST the Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream pie as my birthday cake.
My favorite - Mocha Almond Fudge and Toasted Almond on a waffle cone with chocolate dipped.
(forget about the diet today...yummy!)
Worth the wait! – My hubby and I went to Mitchell's for the first time last night. WOW!! Although we weren't prepared for the 30 minute wait, we found that it was worth our while. The ice cream was so smooth, creamy, and luscious! I had a chocolate chip scoop and hubby had a strawberry shake. Both were marvelous! My only complaint would be that for the high volume of customers they service, they really should expand their operations. The wait was pretty long.
YUUUUMMMM!!!! – You don't know about Mitchell's? It's FAMOUS!! :) We love goin to Mitchell's! We even got a pumpkin ice cream pie for Thanksgiving last year. Their ice cream is delicious, and it's soo fun to go for a cone cuz everyone is in line happy and drooling that they're about to get some yummy ice cream! :) Visit Mitchell's and have fun!
Mitchell's is the BEST! – I've been a customer of Mitchell's for years, so I can tell you that "kiki 94110" and "mangofruitcake" don't know what they're talking about. Mitchell's has been making their own ice cream for 50 years, and the quality has always been excellent. Since Mr. Mitchell still owns & runs the place, it hasn't changed much over the years. They wouldn't continue to have so many customers if it wasn't good! Try the Mocha Fudge and Kahlua. They're great!
Quality has lowered considerably! – Go to Joe's. At least he makes his own ice cream. Mitchell's is an overhyped SF crony landmark with no redeeming qualities except that it's in the Mission.
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