Jul 26, 2023 - Food and Drink

The most popular place to get ice cream in San Diego

Data: Yelp, Axios research; Note: Includes stores categorized as "ice cream" on Yelp that have reviews. Counties with ties were awarded to the more nationally popular chain;  Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Baskin Robbins is the most common ice cream chain across San Diego County, with Coldstone Creamery a close second.

By the numbers: There are 20 Baskin Robbins from San Ysidro to Oceanside, 19 Coldstones and 10 La Michoacanas, per an Axios analysis of Yelp data.

Reality check: The shop with 31 flavors might be the easiest to find, but that hardly means it's the best. Here are some of our favorite spots to get a scoop:

  • Local creameries with no more than a handful of locations won't crack this kind of ranking.

Here are some of our favorite spots to get a scoop:

Of note: An's Dry Cleaning, a from-scratch gelato shop in North Park, was named one of the best in the country by USA Today's 10Best.


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