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Mission Street Ice Cream and Yogurt Featuring McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

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201 W. Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2820
+1 805-569-2323
10:30 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went here just now and there's no doubt that this place is good. We got there about 6.45pm and stood in a small queue. By the time (7.15)we ate our superb ice cream the queue was long. We will definitely return here during our current stay. I hope to return again soon.

Thank beebad2013
Stockholm, Sweden
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Three different flavours of coffee icecream. My favoriter taste. I had Turkish coffee flavour. It tasted really good, with strong coffee taste. Everyone in the family loved their icecream.

Thank Thornrosa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Best Ice Cream in the Santa Barbara area. Don't miss the opportunity to try a variety of great flavors

Thank lzaa52
Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

It was a bit annoying to get stuck behind the fat guy sampling just about everything before going for a double cone of something cheap and boring, but that's not Mr McConnell's fault. Superb, home-made ice cream, as godd as any I've tasted anywhere in the US or Europe.

Thank dredd123
Garden Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We need your Rocky Road flavor in Orange County, CA area!! Even the Los Angeles locations don't have Rocky Road. How about opening a location at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA?? Also Sweet Cream flavor, we want Sweet Cream flavor!!

Thank valentinanat
Santa Barbara, California
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Don't miss McConnell's! This rich, creamy delight, which comes in both regular and special seasonal flavors, is also available in supermarkets and sometimes at Costco, but you'll love it in bowls and cones at the locations on both State Street and Mission. There is also a shop in the newly renovated Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.

Thank Mary S
Arroyo Grande, California
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Our favorite ice cream, bar none. This place is awesome for ice cream alone. Try to go sometime that won't be too busy because parking can be horrendous. Only 3 spots and if you are the fourth you get to drive around the streets. Worth it though for the great quality ice cream. We were in town 3 days and... More 

Thank Scott F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Single scoop is definitely enough, although if you feel like going to town, by all means, go for two. Ask for samples, they have lots of unique flavors!

Thank Daniel V
Applecross, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This place is a must, the ice creams are delicious the staff are energetic and you will be back that's for sure! They do taste testers so you can choose your fav :)

Thank Josh_soph
Irvine, California
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37 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

This place was busy on Sunday night but service is quick. Very popular and seemed like locals. I didn't like it though. Didn't seem very creamy. I got the strawberry ice cream. Haagen Dazs is way better. Sorry locals. They did offer a vegan alternative for one me be of our party though and she really liked that.

Thank glass_half_full_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W. Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2820
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-569-2323
Mission Street Ice Cream & Yogurt, formerly known as McConnell's on Mission, proudly features world famous McConnell's Ice Creams. Our store is independently owned and operated by Santa Barbarans Bob and Jean Moss. We believe in treating people with care and respect and that is the reason you will see the friendly, familiar faces of Mission Street's long time employees and loyal customers, year after year. Oh yes, and there is that amazing McConnells fine ice cream & the delicious fresh frozen yogurt made daily from the freshest ingredients consisting of a wonderful variety of frozen yogurt styles and flavors, including tarts, natural, Only 7, Greek style and frozen custards. Come visit us and enjoy a generous portion of delicious Mission Street yogurt!

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