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Arcata Scoop

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1068 I St, Arcata, CA 95521-5518
12:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I grew up in San Francisco at a time when Buds Ice Cream parlor was a popular spot to visit. Inside the building, posted on the wall, was a newspaper article from the SF Chronicle which included a photo of a line of people spilling outside and extending down the block on a cold, dark, rainy night. That is how... More 

Thank Jim G
Arcata, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place is really awesome. Yummy ice cream and great atmosphere, the kids love it! I would recommend to all my friends.

Thank Diane2333
Pleasant Hill, California
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Took my kids here for an afternoon treat. We were very happy with all the flavors we got and they had a choice of about 12 different ice creams. The decor inside was very nice including a swinging table/chair combo. Very fun for little kids. They even have a dress up area where kids can put on an apron and... More 

Thank ccrabster
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome and whimsical! Perfect for little ones with a giant bunny ride (75 cents a ride), a wooden cash register with little wooden ice creams & a wonderful unique rocking table & benches. I wish I would've taken a picture but go see it for yourself! The ice cream is delicious with wonderful flavors. One warning though,... More 

Thank HannahD87
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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209 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

When we were HSU Students we loved their ice cream!!! It was such a treat and always yummy!! I think we always had the maple flavor! Now it's been few years since we graduated and none of us lives in Arcata, last year before Xmas we talked about life there and one girl mentioned Arcata Scoop! OMG brought all the... More 

Thank Bobbyaisss
Humboldt County, California
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It really is out of this world good. Homemade, high quality, creamy deliciousness... Honey Lavender is indescribable...just get it. Hand made waffle cones & cups. YUMMIEST. EVER.

Thank CMC_03
McKinleyville, California
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a great local Ice Cream shop. They make their own ice cream on site. The ice cream is simply fabulous. They have classic flavors like chocolate and cherry and they have weirder ones like lemongrass-ginger. All flavors are great. The hard part is picking one.

1 Thank mattkurth
Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Unique ice cream flavors, fun carousel-style furniture, warm and cozy environment, and friendly staff. Love the sustainability efforts of the shop (cups are cup-shaped waffle cones, not paper; tasting spoons are reusable metal instead of plastic, etc.)

Thank WestCoastTrvlr
Arcata, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Wonderful organic ice cream that is excellent tasting, great service & reasonable prices - oh, and Organic! Nice and creamy - and they have fun flavors besides the traditional ones.

Thank HumboldtMike
San Jose, California
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We love this little, local place! The only down-side is that it is kind of pricey for such a small portion : ( But, the delicious ice cream and adorable atmosphere keeps us coming back for more! We love the large glider seating the best. And, the Honey lavender ice cream is really a unique and delicious flavor.

Thank amychav

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1068 I St, Arcata, CA 95521-5518
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: 707-825-7266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?