The ice cream is delicious and the male scooper is hilarious and will play jokes on you which I loved. All of the flavors were great. They are cash only and don't have any seating. There was a line every time we passed by but...More
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We had a great pizza dinner down the street at Za Pizza. Then walked up to Swenens. We were planning to go to another place but end up going here and glad we did. Is across the street from cable car stop as well.
"Watch us freeze!" That's what the sign says. And if you go early any day but Monday (they're closed) you can see them make ice cream. There are Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas specials. Nothing beats Swiss Chocolate Chip, or Caramel Turtle Fudge. They even have...More
Based on the reviews, I thought I was going to come away amazed. I wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong. They do make good ice cream. However, it is not among the best I’ve ever had.
Don't let the decor fool you - they have great ice cream with plenty of flavors to choose from. In addition, their staff is funny and friendly. Caution: You may get addicted to their flavors!
Two things to keep in mind: Swensen's doesn't open until noon, and there is no seating. I guess previous reviewers who enjoyed watching the cable cars go by must have seen them while standing on the street eating their cones or waiting in line. Arriving...More
We came across Swensen's by chance after jumping off the cable car for the Lombard Street and then walking down the hill a bit. I think this is the best ice cream in San Francisco and is certainly better value for money than Ghirradellis which...More
Just great nice cream !I had the cookies and cream it was very good . There is no place to sit its just ice cream and go . The line can be long but it moves quick