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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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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 22:30
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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Regardless of where we have dinner around the plaza, we love to go for an after dinner walk to Scoop. The place is adorable and the ice cream is incredible. Chocolate is always my favorite and for the second scoop, I go with coconut, Mint chip but most often, the honey vanilla lavender.

Thank Anda_ambrosini
Redding, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Very nice ice cream! Open to vegans and/or people who don't want a lot of sugar! The ice cream is made in the store and is fresh! Overall experience is amazing!

Thank konabrookiedoo3
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The diversity of flavors offered is something you have to see to believe! You will be pleased to find the freshness of their product is also a much appreciated surprise. Do not shy away if you are a vegan or wish to find something with a lower sugar content, you will find what you need here.

Thank demantus
Arcata, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

If you want the best ice cream in California, this is your place. Don't expect milkshakes, and all sort of toppings. This is just straight ice cream made with organic milk and cream from the best organic producer from Tomales Bay. My wife and I have to have some discipline, but when they offer Mint Chip we cannot resist. Coffee... More 

Thank Bob S
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255 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Not just the regular flavors are yummy, but the more obscure but equally delicious ones are as well! Honey, lavendar, kiwi, fruits... it's all there. And every day is different for many flavors. A "must go" when you're in this area!

Thank Mary V
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

They use fresh fruits and organic cream to make amazing G ice cream while giving you a great little shop to sit with adorable swinging table and rocking horse for kids.

Thank Francesca P
Arcata, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

When you want only the best, this is the place to go, but expect a line because others know of it too! If you are craving ice cream, why waste calories on anything less than the best!

Thank Rambler707
Arcata, California
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

I love the Scoop's organic ice cream! A few summers ago, they killed it with a kiwi sorbet. But my all-time favorites include lemon poppyseed and cardamom. They post their menu to Facebook as it changes, so I stalk them there. 👍👍

Thank Tiffany H
San Francisco, California
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

An excellently run local business that is a great treat after a meal! The flavours change daily and there's almost always choices available that are dairy-free. On a nice day there's also outside seating in a garden area. At the front of the building is a large ice cream cone carved out of wood and young children will get a... More 

Thank Traveling_Polymath
Girdwood, Alaska
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Get the lavender ice cream. AMAZING! The owners are very nice as well. It's like a cute little slice of Americana

Thank LoveBug Y

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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
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?