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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101 local reviews
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Shanna
The Hotel Del is beautiful to see - I take all my friends and family when visiting SD to the Del. You can tou…
Maria
Historic hotel along the beach with beautiful boardwalk, restaurant and ice cream shop.
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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101 local reviews
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…
Maria
Maria
Historic hotel along the beach with beautiful boardwalk, restaurant and ice cream shop.
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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83 local reviews
3146 Mission Boulevard, San Diego
Closed now
+1 858-488-1549
Amusement parkPoint of interestEstablishment
Janet
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…
Kaylee & James
Roller coaster, bumper cars, shops, ice cream, the beach
2. Belmont Park
2. Belmont Park
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83 local reviews
3146 Mission Boulevard, San Diego
Closed now
+1 858-488-1549
Janet
Janet
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 …
Kaylee & James
Kaylee & James
Roller coaster, bumper cars, shops, ice cream, the beach
3. Daily Scoop
3. Daily Scoop
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16 local reviews
3004 Juniper Street, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-624-0920
FoodStorePoint of interest
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 Street, San Diego
Open now
+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 now
+1 619-295-9269
CafeRestaurantFood
Ryan and Melanie
Snug late-night italian ice cream shop
Chuck and Yvonne
Best gelato ice cream!
Kathryn
Best coffee in town at very reasonable prices. And, great gelato too!
4. Gelato Vero Caffe
4. Gelato Vero Caffe
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7 local reviews
3753 India Street, San Diego
Open now
+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!
Kathryn
Kathryn
Best coffee in town at very reasonable prices. And, great gelato too!
5. Westfield UTC
5. Westfield UTC
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42 local reviews
4545 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego
Open now
+1 858-546-8858
Shopping mallDepartment 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…
Cynthia (Cindy)
Huge shopping center....currently under renovations, however, all the stores, movie theater, wide variety of r…
5. Westfield UTC
5. Westfield UTC
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42 local reviews
4545 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego
Open now
+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. …
Cynthia (Cindy)
Cynthia (Cindy)
Huge shopping center....currently under renovations, however, all the stores, movie theater, wide variety of restaurants, specialty stores. …
6. Lighthouse Ice Cream
6. Lighthouse Ice Cream
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6 local reviews
5059 Newport Avenue, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-222-8600
FoodStorePoint of interest
Doug
Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches with freshly made and flavored mini-waffles. Insanity.... pure caloric insanity.…
Chuck & Helen
Popular ice cream stand offers a huge variety of malts, cones, sundaes, yogurts & sorbets.
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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6 local reviews
5059 Newport Avenue, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-222-8600
Doug
Doug
Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches with freshly made and flavored mini-waffles. Insanity.... pure caloric insanity......
Chuck & Helen
Chuck & Helen
Popular ice cream stand offers a huge variety of malts, cones, sundaes, yogurts & sorbets.
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. MooTime Creamery
7. MooTime Creamery
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2 local reviews
1025 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Open now
+1 619-435-2422
FoodStorePoint of interest
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
Katrina Miller
Best ice cream in town
7. MooTime Creamery
7. MooTime Creamery
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2 local reviews
1025 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Open now
+1 619-435-2422
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
Katrina Miller
Katrina Miller
Best ice cream in town
8. Mariposa Ice Cream
8. Mariposa Ice Cream
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10 local reviews
3450 Adams Avenue, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-284-5197
FoodStorePoint of interest
Linda
Delicious handmade ice cream and fresh waffle cones.
Anna
Handmade ice cream at this family run establishment is divine!
Greg
Family feel, homemade ice creamand hippie vibe.
8. Mariposa Ice Cream
8. Mariposa Ice Cream
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10 local reviews
3450 Adams Avenue, San Diego
Closed now
+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!
Greg
Greg
Family feel, homemade ice creamand hippie vibe.
9. Soda & Swine
9. Soda & Swine
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24 local reviews
2943 Adams Avenue, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-610-9168
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Schafer
Hip eatery with an open roof offering gourmet 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…
Shawn And Rachel
Adjacent to Polite Provisions, fantastic food - meatballs! You can take your food over to Polite Provisions to…
9. Soda & Swine
9. Soda & Swine
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24 local reviews
2943 Adams Avenue, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-610-9168
Schafer
Schafer
Hip eatery with an open roof offering gourmet 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 …
Shawn And Rachel
Shawn And Rachel
Adjacent to Polite Provisions, fantastic food - meatballs! You can take your food over to Polite Provisions too.
10. Mr. Frostie
10. Mr. Frostie
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3 local reviews
1470 Garnet Avenue, San Diego
Open now
+1 858-274-9977
FoodStorePoint of interest
Stephany
Old Fashioned walk-up ice cream stand. This is a Pacific Beach staple.
Anne
Old-school soft serve ice cream and great food.
Anne
Old-school soft serve ice cream and great food.
10. Mr. Frostie
10. Mr. Frostie
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3 local reviews
1470 Garnet Avenue, San Diego
Open now
+1 858-274-9977
Stephany
Stephany
Old Fashioned walk-up ice cream stand. This is a Pacific Beach staple.
Anne
Anne
Old-school soft serve ice cream and great food.
Anne
Anne
Old-school soft serve ice cream and great food.
11. The Baked Bear
11. The Baked Bear
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21 local reviews
4516 Mission Boulevard, San Diego
Open now
+1 858-886-7433
BakeryFoodStore
Holly
Original recipe cookies, baked from scratch in house and served fresh out of the oven everyday. Craft homemad…
Janet
Extremely popular ice cream place. Expect a line out the door most nights. Custom ice cream sandwiches with yo…
Aliece Julie
Amazing ice cream sandwich dessert in Pacific Beach, and has many shops (Urban Outfitters and Brandy Melville)…
11. The Baked Bear
11. The Baked Bear
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21 local reviews
4516 Mission Boulevard, San Diego
Open now
+1 858-886-7433
Holly
Holly
Original recipe cookies, baked from scratch in house and served fresh out of the oven everyday. Craft homemade ice cream is creamy and rich…
Janet
Janet
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…
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…
12. Hammond's Gourmet Ice Cream
12. Hammond's Gourmet Ice Cream
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13 local reviews
3077 University Avenue, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-220-0231
FoodStorePoint of interest
Sara
Kid Friendly for sure! This place offers Ice Cream flights. So little servings of ice cream so you can try a…
Nick & Sarah
Cute little cones provide the opportunity to get "ice cream flights" where you can sample more flavors. Super …
John & Christina
Excellent Ice Cream. The line is worth the wait. They also have mini ice cream cones so you can try more than …
12. Hammond's Gourmet Ice Cream
12. Hammond's Gourmet Ice Cream
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13 local reviews
3077 University Avenue, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-220-0231
Sara
Sara
Kid Friendly for sure! This place offers Ice Cream flights. So little servings of ice cream so you can try all sorts of flavors and giver …
Nick & Sarah
Nick & Sarah
Cute little cones provide the opportunity to get "ice cream flights" where you can sample more flavors. Super yummy and unique flavors, I'd …
John & Christina
John & Christina
Excellent Ice Cream. The line is worth the wait. They also have mini ice cream cones so you can try more than one flavor.