689 Bridgeway, Sausalito CA 94965 (See Map Below) Phone: 415-331-3035
Lappert's did not appear in the Top 10 in any of the OurSausalito.com Best Restaurants Lists for Winter, 2013. This is probably explained by the fact that we have not yet published a "Best Ice Cream Places in Sausalito" list, where they'd be #1!
Lappert's Ice Cream
Avoid Confusion: The Lappert's corporate website lists two locations in Sausalito, this one and another at 817 Bridgeway. To locals and to the Sausalito Business License people this place is "Lappert's Ice Cream" and the one a block farther north (just north of Poggio and Casa Madrona) is Fish and Chips of Sausalito, which is also owned by Michael Lappert and also has a Lappert's ice Cream counter inside. The two shops are barely a block apart on the same side of the street in downtown Sausalito, and Fish & Chips further confuses things with dangling signs in front that say "Ice Cream" and "Hamburgers" and make their place look like three different shops... despite the fact that they don't sell regular-sized hamburgers like a certain famous neighbor of theirs half a block down the street! The spirit of P.T. Barnum is alive and well in Sausalito!
Fast Forward SummaryTM: Lappert's serves great ice cream and has a nice little shop. We include them on our "Best Lunch Restaurants List" because, well, we couldn't leave them out of our dining charts and they certainly don't serve dinner and wow, that ice cream is really good and... You get the idea. If you want to go lower-cal than ice cream they also serve a variety of smoothies as well as coffee and espresso. They're open till 9:00 at night so on a nice evening you can come here after dinner at one of the Bay and City view restaurants and get an ice cream treat to wrap up a perfect evening. Some might allege that on a warm summer day their ice cream cones have medicinal value or are part of a holistic spiritual rebirth. Some day we plan to do a big expose of the subtle differences between their Lappert's ice cream and the Lappert's ice cream they serve two blocks away at Fish and Chips of Sausalito, but we have to try at least five more flavors at each place before our high journalistic standards will allow us to publish the story.
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