Lighthouse Ice Cream Rebuild

As many in the community know the Lighthouse Ice Cream suffered an electrical fire early Friday morning (11/24) Many people have graciously reached out asking how they might be able to help.

While damage is still being assessed, we wanted to share our projected needs with the community. More than anything we ask for your prayers as this has taken a toll on many involved with OB’s favorite ice cream shop. Furthermore, a share or donation if you’re able to is extremely helpful. Thank you in advance. We will rebuild and we will continue to serve OB’s favorite treats!

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Lighthouse Ice Cream

Lighthouse Ice Cream is a family owned business serving award winning ice cream. Serving a huge variety of flavors, milkshakes, malts, sundaes, banana splits, and floats. Our famous treat is the Hot Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich. Our ice cream shop is located just steps from the beach and the West Coast's longest concrete fishing pier in beautiful Ocean Beach San Diego, California.

Dick & Carol Ladiges opened their doors for the first time on June 10, 1997. The ice cream business wasn't new to them. Dick was the original owner of the OB Big Olaf's in October of 1982. This is where he met his wife, Carol, when she walked inside as a customer.

Dick sold Big Olaf's in 1984 and he and Carol moved to southern Spain and completed an 18,000-mile bike tour through eight countries.

Returning to Ocean Beach in 1997, they opened Lighthouse Ice Cream.

Richard “Dick” Ladiges, an Ocean Beach resident, went home to heaven on May 2, 2011. The business is presently owned and operated by Carol.

Lighthouse Ice Cream is known for great customer service, high quality ice cream and the famous Hot Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich.

Cascade Glacier Oregon Ice cream
Double Rainbow Ice Cream from San Francisco

Our featured offerings are Cascade Ice Cream from Oregon and Double Rainbow from San Francisco as well as the unique Twisted Soft Server Cones.

Story of Lighthouse Ice Cream & Yogurt