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The 10 Best Ice Cream Shops in Seattle

Updated: February 16, 2021

Finding the top Ice cream spots has never been easier. We did the heavy lifting for you by checking out all the best review sites to find the 10 best Ice cream spots. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours, making your decision easier than ever.

Find the perfect Ice cream spot

Salt and Straw

Western
Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Gelatiamo

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

D'Ambrosio Gelato

Italian
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream

Western
Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Shug’s Soda Fountain + Ice Cream

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

Nutty Squirrel Gelato

Italian · $5 avg. price for 1 ice cream
Seattle, Phinney Ridge
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery

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

Fainting Goat Gelato

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

Husky Deli

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

Full Tilt Ice Cream

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

Why these restaurants?

Finding the best Ice cream spots in Seattle can take way too long. We analyzed 4854 Seattle restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 Seattle restaurant reviews, and 1116 lists and articles – looking closely at what Infatuation, Thrillist and Seattle Magazine had to say – and applied our Feastfox magic. For example, we considered 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 as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Since Feastfox gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. 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 for Ice cream

  • A next-level match for chocolate ice cream

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

  • A great drink pairing for strawberry ice cream

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for 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.

Interesting facts about Ice cream

  • 3,010 pounds of strawberry ice-cream

    On June 28, 2014, United States’s Ice cream fans celebrated a new world record by the strawberry ice-cream, weighing 3,010 pounds.

  • Amazing Ice cream in Utica

    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.


  • National Ice Cream Day

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

Parking information

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