National Ice Cream Day

Banana Split French Toast at Breakfast Republic

Ice cream is truly the best summer treat and perfect for those warm nights and late sunsets. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 16th with desserts from these San Diego restaurants!

A brunch hotspot boasting creative dishes and a quirky atmosphere, Breakfast Republic in Encinitas is no stranger to the morning sweet tooth. For the city’s ice cream connoisseurs, behold the Banana Split French Toast, topped with bruleéd banana, vanilla ice cream, walnuts and chocolate sauce. A dreamy intermingling of classic banana split flavors, this is the right way to start your day.

Enjoy your ice cream treat with an escape from the summer heat at Pacific Beach AleHouse. Offering cold craft brews and dishes suited to any hankering, PB AleHouse is a laidback hangout for beer fanatics and foodies alike. Indulge in their Sticky Bun Sundae, served warm and topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, candied pecans and whipped cream. A sticky twist on a classic sundae, this dish is crafted for satisfaction.

If rustic western ambiance is what you seek, make Wood Ranch in Mission Valley your stop for ice cream this National Ice Cream Day. Dig into Mom’s Deep Dish Cobbler, prepared with freestone peaches, whole grains, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla bean ice cream. A melty delight infused with homestyle flavors, this cobbler boasts sweet summer peaches paired with warm brown sugar and cinnamon notes.

If you’re a sucker for a coastal atmosphere meshed with a culinary eye for detail, Backyard Kitchen & Tap in Pacific Beach has the ice cream dish for you. Try their BKYD S’mores, made with graham cake, house-made marshmallow, chocolate sauce, caramel and topped with vanilla ice cream. You won’t regret a National Ice Cream Day spent at Backyard.

In the mood for something a little different? Head to Common Theory Public House to indulge in their Brioche Fried Ice Cream, prepared with brioche, vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate, honey maple syrup, fresh whipped cream and stout beer batter. A dynamic blend of beer-battered crunch surrounding warm and melty ice cream, this is a true testament to Common Theory’s undying culinary zeal.