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The 10 Best Ice Cream Places in Seattle

Updated: November 30, 2020

Finding the top Ice cream spots has never been easier. To get you the ultimate list of the best Ice cream spots in Seattle, we scoured the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Explore everything you need to know about the best Ice cream spots in Seattle below.

Salt and Straw

Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Gelatiamo

$30 avg. main dish
Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

D'Ambrosio Gelato

Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Shug’s Soda Fountain + Ice Cream

$9 avg. main dish
Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

The Cookie Counter

Seattle, Phinney Ridge
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery

$12 avg. price for 1 ice cream
Seattle, University District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Fainting Goat Gelato

$6 avg. main dish
Seattle, Wallingford
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream

Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Husky Deli

$9 avg. price for 1 ice cream
Seattle, Junction
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Full Tilt Ice Cream

$7 avg. main dish
Seattle, University District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. For these results, 1095134 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 4854 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1116 lists and articles from Infatuation, Thrillist and Seattle Magazine and others were carefully reviewed by Feastfox. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Infatuation - The Seattle Ice Cream Power Rankings, Thrillist - We Tried All of Seattle's Best Ice Cream, and You Should Too and Seattle Magazine - The Best Ice Cream Places in Seattle. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy Seattle’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Pick your dollar sign

See what Ice cream costs, on average, in each neighborhood. Ice cream at University District is on the pricier range, while Phinney Ridge offers the cheapest Ice cream by neighborhood. To know what great Ice cream will cost you, we compared the prices of 1 ice cream across town.

NeighborhoodAve. price for 1 ice cream# Ice cream shops
University District$129
Junction$93
Green Lake$63
Phinney Ridge$54

Drink pairing tips

  • A great drink pairing for strawberry ice cream

    Knowing what to pair with strawberry ice cream can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, off-dry, pink wine balances the fruit strawberry ice cream.

  • A next-level pairing for Brachetto d'Acqui

    Experts recommend pairing a chocolate ice cream with a glass of Brachetto d'Acqui, a popular red wine.

Did you know?

  • The best day for ice cream

    The love for ice cream is unlimited in United States - that’s why they celebrate National Ice Cream Day every year.

  • The biggest strawberry ice-cream from 2014

    In Cedarburg, United States, Ice cream-lovers celebrated a special day on June 28, 2014. Some still remember this as the day when the strawberry ice-cream was made, weighing no less than 3,010 pounds.


  • October = Ice cream festival

    Did you know that every year in October foodies in Utica, United States celebrate their passion for Ice cream? The Utica Ice Cream Festivalis held annually.


Parking tips

Getting a good parking spot in Seattle can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. Luckily, you can secure parking stress-free with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation service.

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