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307 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5415
+1 831-600-8900
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Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on our visit to the boardwalk. The service was lackluster. The ice cream seemed to have been sitting awhile. The flavor was ok, but very overpriced for what you get.

Thank cmedrano2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
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177 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Nice spot to take a break from walking the area. They have about 30 flavors. $5.50 for a double scoop in a waffle cone. Tables out front for people watching.

Thank Jeff M
Lawrence, Kansas
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970 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Loard's is a small place on the beach with about a dozen available flavors. Their full list of flavors has some chocolate varieties I would have loved to try, but I had to settle for "just" chocolate - but it was good.

Thank Robert S
Billericay, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Apart from the yummy icecream I loved it that the lady serving cleaned her hands after every transaction, there is lots on offer here from sundaes to macchiatos from Ice cream to smoothies, hard a hard time choosing

Thank rosielamb
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253 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Located across the street from the Coconut Grove end of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk you will find one of the best ice cream parlors around. Loard's Ice Cream is rich and flavorful. They have a nice variety, and the price beats that of the boardwalk.

Thank TJFLG42
Lancaster, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We stopped by after a day on the beach and wanted some ice cream. Didn't think it would take 20 minutes with only two people ahead of us. The girl working was working hard, but she was soooo slow in making drinks and she was alone. The ice cream was average. Nothing special.

Thank EnglishTeach30
a city by a lake, WA
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177 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We arrived in Santa Cruz late but still wanted to walk the Boardwalk. We were happy to see an ice cream place open and crossed the street for a treat. (I had to giggle that they serve Seattle's Best Coffee because I have a hard time finding that in Seattle!) Customer Service: The gal working wasn't super friendly. She was... More 

Thank wannabefolkie
N. California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Right across from the beach and the Boardwalk, Loard's ice cream was yummy and busy. A waiting line to get in was fine because we could just look at the coast and the sunset while we waited. Fun to talk to others in line too. Then.....delicious ice cream! Worth the wait.

Thank Pookafish
San Jose, California
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358 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015

This place is pretty decent and if you need Ice Cream it will meet your needs. I do have to say theyre better than the horrible treats they sell on the boardwalk, but as far as options for ice cream in Santa Cruz go, you're much better off going into downtown for desert and dinner if you have the time.... More 

Thank Brix510
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2014

This is my go-to place for the chocolate-dipped bananas (with peanuts) that my mom used to make. Always a treat!

Thank Daniel B

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  • Address: 307 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-600-8900

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