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DOC Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab

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$$ - $$$
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114 W Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2602
+1 805-474-4068
12:00 - 09:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 09:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great home made ice cream. Good selection. Hard to beat. A must try if you are in the Arroyo Grande area.

Thank Amos W
Bakersfield, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious ice cream! Was a cute place with a friendly atmosphere. Will definitely come back again, the kids loved it!

Thank Sandy C
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family loves Doc Burnstein's. The variety of ice creams, the creative sundae's make this a must do. On evenings, especially during the summer, be prepared to join the outside lines. Doc Burnstein's offers local volunteer groups the opportunity to raise funds. Volunteers join the regular staff and part of the proceeds from the evening goes to the local groups.... More 

Thank Jim S
Calgary, Canada
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Buy one get one free on your birthday. All you can eat Tuesdays. Can't beat it for good ice cream....

Thank 1963chevy
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of flavors to choose from. I had the peanut butter and banana...It's was divine. If you're in Arroyo Grande, stop in for a cone or a cup or Sundae. It was fabulous!

Thank email4saundra1
Arroyo Grande, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great ice cream and always new quirky flavors like engine oil or pink cloud. The kids, big and little, love the trains circling the store.

Thank trulysatisfied2015
Pismo Beach, California, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tasty fresh made ice cream found in the cute village of Arroyo Grande and in San Luis Obispo. Nice family treat.

Thank Cathydk
DocBurnstein, Front Office Manager at DOC Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Doc's! We're very happy you enjoyed your ice cream. More 

Nipomo, Ca
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an ice cream shop for kids of all ages where you can enjoy old fashioned and delicious treats. There is a darling toy train around the ceiling for the kids. For adults, it's at the entrance to old Arroyo Grande, a perfect place for people watching.

Thank Ximena622
Pismo Beach, California
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are locals and haven't been here for a few years. The atmosphere and location are wonderful! It is a very unique spot that is especially fun for kids. The customer service is excellent and one person will assist however many are in your party. We came here after dinner at little McClintock's in The Village and were expecting Doc's... More 

Thank Sandra S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

After a great meal at klondikes Pizza across the street,OMG soooo good!!! We went for some doc.s ice cream. Our grandkids give it a thumbs up and smiles for miles..This was a special treat to top off a great night... Yummy!! Great ice cream and 5 star service...

Thank michelerD7862NC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 W Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Arroyo Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 805-474-4068
Nostalgic ice cream parlor with super-premium ice creams made on-site daily. Model train circles the parlor.

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