Best ice cream in San Diego

Check out the top ice cream in San Diego, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
1. Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
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103 local reviews
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Maria
Historic hotel along the beach with beautiful boardwalk, restaurant and ice cream shop.
Shanna
The Hotel Del is beautiful to see - I take all my friends and family when visiting SD to the Del. You can tou…
Devon
Hotel del Coronado is a famous hotel built in the 1800's and an iconic setting in San Diego. Getting food or i…
1. Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
1. Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
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103 local reviews
Maria
Maria
Historic hotel along the beach with beautiful boardwalk, restaurant and ice cream shop.
Shanna
Shanna
The Hotel Del is beautiful to see - I take all my friends and family when visiting SD to the Del. You can tour the grounds and lobby - and…
Devon
Devon
Hotel del Coronado is a famous hotel built in the 1800's and an iconic setting in San Diego. Getting food or ice cream there while relaxing …
2. Belmont Park
2. Belmont Park
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79 local reviews
3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego
Open · Closes in 25 minutes
+1 858-488-1549
Amusement parkPoint of interestEstablishment
Kaylee & James
Roller coaster, bumper cars, shops, ice cream, the beach
Janet & Scott
Located in nearby Mission Beach, Belmont Park is San Diego's only beachfront amusement park. From the historic…
Jomo & Meredith
Located on the surf and sand of Mission Beach, Belmont Park is San Diego's only beachfront amusement center! F…
2. Belmont Park
2. Belmont Park
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79 local reviews
3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego
Open · Closes in 25 minutes
+1 858-488-1549
Kaylee & James
Kaylee & James
Roller coaster, bumper cars, shops, ice cream, the beach
Janet & Scott
Janet & Scott
Located in nearby Mission Beach, Belmont Park is San Diego's only beachfront amusement park. From the historic Giant Dipper roller coaster t…
Jomo & Meredith
Jomo & Meredith
Located on the surf and sand of Mission Beach, Belmont Park is San Diego's only beachfront amusement center! From the historic Giant Dipper …
3. Daily Scoop
3. Daily Scoop
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16 local reviews
3004 Juniper St, San Diego
Open · Closes in 25 minutes
+1 619-624-0920
StorePoint of interestFood
Brad
Our favorite ice cram shop. They even serve "dogscream" Ice cream for your favorite 4 legged friend
Joy
Best homemade ice cream and old fashion candy for sale. Also, shaved ice and sundaes...worth the walk.
Bianca
A wonderful old fashioned ice cream shop. They alternate the selections, but if you see Lemon Custard on the …
3. Daily Scoop
3. Daily Scoop
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16 local reviews
3004 Juniper St, San Diego
Open · Closes in 25 minutes
+1 619-624-0920
Brad
Brad
Our favorite ice cram shop. They even serve "dogscream" Ice cream for your favorite 4 legged friend
Joy
Joy
Best homemade ice cream and old fashion candy for sale. Also, shaved ice and sundaes...worth the walk.
Bianca
Bianca
A wonderful old fashioned ice cream shop. They alternate the selections, but if you see Lemon Custard on the menu go-for-it and thank me la…
4. Gelato Vero Caffe
4. Gelato Vero Caffe
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7 local reviews
3753 India Street, San Diego
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 619-295-9269
CafeRestaurantFood
Ryan And Melanie
Snug late-night italian ice cream shop
Chuck And Yvonne
Best gelato ice cream!
Belinda
Perfect for morning coffee or tea. Get the multigrain scone. Also, very good warm chocolate cake. But bewar…
4. Gelato Vero Caffe
4. Gelato Vero Caffe
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7 local reviews
3753 India Street, San Diego
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 619-295-9269
Ryan And Melanie
Ryan And Melanie
Snug late-night italian ice cream shop
Chuck And Yvonne
Chuck And Yvonne
Best gelato ice cream!
Belinda
Belinda
Perfect for morning coffee or tea. Get the multigrain scone. Also, very good warm chocolate cake. But beware of the incredibly BAD servic…
5. Westfield UTC
5. Westfield UTC
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41 local reviews
4545 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego
Closed · Opens Saturday 10:00 AM
+1 858-546-8858
Shopping mallShoe storeMovie theater
Liberty
This is my favorite mall. It has everything in terms of stores and has live music daily, an ice skating rink …
Cynthia (Cindy)
Huge shopping center....currently under renovations, however, all the stores, movie theater, wide variety of r…
Amir
5 minutes to a high class Westfeild mall and luxury restaurants.
5. Westfield UTC
5. Westfield UTC
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41 local reviews
4545 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego
Closed · Opens Saturday 10:00 AM
+1 858-546-8858
Liberty
Liberty
This is my favorite mall. It has everything in terms of stores and has live music daily, an ice skating rink and really good food. If you …
Cynthia (Cindy)
Cynthia (Cindy)
Huge shopping center....currently under renovations, however, all the stores, movie theater, wide variety of restaurants, specialty stores. …
Amir
Amir
5 minutes to a high class Westfeild mall and luxury restaurants.
6. Lighthouse Ice Cream
6. Lighthouse Ice Cream
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7 local reviews
5059 Newport Avenue, San Diego
Open · Closes in 25 minutes
+1 619-222-8600
FoodStorePoint of interest
Doug
Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches with freshly made and flavored mini-waffles. Insanity.... pure caloric insanity.…
Marc
I walk here with my family to have Ice Cream. Its cash only, but they have an ATM on site. Great selection of …
Vicky
The place for sweet treats! They have an extensive selection of ice cream, frozen yogurt, soy ice cream, waffl…
6. Lighthouse Ice Cream
6. Lighthouse Ice Cream
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7 local reviews
5059 Newport Avenue, San Diego
Open · Closes in 25 minutes
+1 619-222-8600
Doug
Doug
Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches with freshly made and flavored mini-waffles. Insanity.... pure caloric insanity......
Marc
Marc
I walk here with my family to have Ice Cream. Its cash only, but they have an ATM on site. Great selection of Ice Cream with an old school B…
Vicky
Vicky
The place for sweet treats! They have an extensive selection of ice cream, frozen yogurt, soy ice cream, waffle cones and their specialty a …
7. DAO Fu
7. DAO Fu
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13 local reviews
3332 Adams Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes in 25 minutes
+1 619-281-6888
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Ted
Maybe our favorite restaurant in town. $10 + tax/tip gets you a great meal, including salad, entree and ice cr…
Cody
Excellent food and free ice cream
Rachael
Very affordable and delicious asian cuisine. And they are vegan friendly, highly recommended!
7. DAO Fu
7. DAO Fu
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13 local reviews
3332 Adams Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes in 25 minutes
+1 619-281-6888
Ted
Ted
Maybe our favorite restaurant in town. $10 + tax/tip gets you a great meal, including salad, entree and ice cream! We love going here.
Cody
Cody
Excellent food and free ice cream
Rachael
Rachael
Very affordable and delicious asian cuisine. And they are vegan friendly, highly recommended!
8. MooTime Creamery
8. MooTime Creamery
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3 local reviews
1025 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Open · Closes in 25 minutes
+1 619-435-2422
FoodStorePoint of interest
Katrina Miller
Best ice cream in town
Melisande
This is good because it's handmade ice cream! Cones, cups, sprinkles, nuts, choc chips, etcetc... So good tha…
Katrina Miller
Best ice cream in town
8. MooTime Creamery
8. MooTime Creamery
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3 local reviews
1025 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Open · Closes in 25 minutes
+1 619-435-2422
Katrina Miller
Katrina Miller
Best ice cream in town
Melisande
Melisande
This is good because it's handmade ice cream! Cones, cups, sprinkles, nuts, choc chips, etcetc... So good that the line is usually out the …
Katrina Miller
Katrina Miller
Best ice cream in town
9. Mariposa Ice Cream
9. Mariposa Ice Cream
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10 local reviews
3450 Adams Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens Saturday 1:00 PM
+1 619-284-5197
StorePoint of interestFood
Linda
Delicious handmade ice cream and fresh waffle cones.
Anna
Handmade ice cream at this family run establishment is divine!
Christian
Local spot for small-batch ice cream & sorbet in flavors like Mexican Chocolate & Banana Walnut.
9. Mariposa Ice Cream
9. Mariposa Ice Cream
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10 local reviews
3450 Adams Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens Saturday 1:00 PM
+1 619-284-5197
Linda
Linda
Delicious handmade ice cream and fresh waffle cones.
Anna
Anna
Handmade ice cream at this family run establishment is divine!
Christian
Christian
Local spot for small-batch ice cream & sorbet in flavors like Mexican Chocolate & Banana Walnut.
10. Soda & Swine
10. Soda & Swine
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25 local reviews
2943 Adams Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 1:30 AM
+1 619-610-9168
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Christian
Hip eatery with an open roof offering meatballs, soft-serve ice cream & a large selection of sodas.
Linda
Hip eatery with an open roof offering meatballs, soft ice cream, large selection of soda and beer. Convenient…
Schafer
Hip eatery with an open roof offering gourmet meatballs, soft-serve ice cream & a large selection of sodas.
10. Soda & Swine
10. Soda & Swine
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25 local reviews
2943 Adams Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 1:30 AM
+1 619-610-9168
Christian
Christian
Hip eatery with an open roof offering meatballs, soft-serve ice cream & a large selection of sodas.
Linda
Linda
Hip eatery with an open roof offering meatballs, soft ice cream, large selection of soda and beer. Convenient location next door to Polite …
Schafer
Schafer
Hip eatery with an open roof offering gourmet meatballs, soft-serve ice cream & a large selection of sodas.
11. Mr. Frostie
11. Mr. Frostie
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6 local reviews
1470 Garnet Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes in 25 minutes
+1 858-274-9977
StorePoint of interestFood
Anne
Old-school soft serve ice cream and great food.
Alex
Mr. Frostie's is a San Diego institution. It has been around for decades and gives you that classic beach side…
Stephany
Old Fashioned walk-up ice cream stand. This is a Pacific Beach staple.
11. Mr. Frostie
11. Mr. Frostie
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6 local reviews
1470 Garnet Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes in 25 minutes
+1 858-274-9977
Anne
Anne
Old-school soft serve ice cream and great food.
Alex
Alex
Mr. Frostie's is a San Diego institution. It has been around for decades and gives you that classic beach side ice cream shop feel.
Stephany
Stephany
Old Fashioned walk-up ice cream stand. This is a Pacific Beach staple.
12. The Baked Bear
12. The Baked Bear
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19 local reviews
4516 Mission Blvd, San Diego
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
BakeryStorePoint of interest
Aliece Julie
Amazing ice cream sandwich dessert in Pacific Beach, and has many shops (Urban Outfitters and Brandy Melville)…
Janet & Scott
Extremely popular ice cream place. Expect a line out the door most nights. Custom ice cream sandwiches with yo…
Scott
Extremely popular ice cream place. Expect a line out the door most nights. Custom ice cream sandwiches with yo…
12. The Baked Bear
12. The Baked Bear
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19 local reviews
4516 Mission Blvd, San Diego
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
Aliece Julie
Aliece Julie
Amazing ice cream sandwich dessert in Pacific Beach, and has many shops (Urban Outfitters and Brandy Melville) and restaurants (Fat Fish, Fr…
Janet & Scott
Janet & Scott
Extremely popular ice cream place. Expect a line out the door most nights. Custom ice cream sandwiches with your choice of ice cream and fre…
Scott
Scott
Extremely popular ice cream place. Expect a line out the door most nights. Custom ice cream sandwiches with your choice of ice cream and fre…