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Us highway 89, Camp Richardson, CA
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Description: The "Camp Richardson complex" includes a general store a coffee house and...
The "Camp Richardson complex" includes a general store a coffee house and an ice cream store. The Ice cream store is a local favorite for good reason. We waited in line at least 20 minutes and every time we drove by during our trip there was always a long line. Very good ice cream.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outrageous ice cream

The best ice cream we had in LT. You know your in for a treat when the line is 30+ people deep. Don't miss out. My one complaint is that I think this the only location in Lake Tahoe. They need a store in the north and south Tahoe. Killer ice cream.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Mike M
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Homer Glen, Illinois
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Ione, California, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Every time we drive past this ice cream store the line is so long. So we thought they must have amazing ice cream. We decided to swing by one time in Tahoe and in the long line all the while thinking we were getting some awesome stuff. We get to the counter only to find out they sell Crystal ice... More 

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Homer Glen, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

The best ice cream we had in LT. You know your in for a treat when the line is 30+ people deep. Don't miss out. My one complaint is that I think this the only location in Lake Tahoe. They need a store in the north and south Tahoe. Killer ice cream.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We come here on every Tahoe trip but don't come after a full meal because the kids cone is the size of a triple from most places. The ice cream is fantastic. There is usually a line out the door but it moves very fast or you could go in the evening around 7-8 and walk right up. They have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

After a rainy day at Lake Tahoe we decided to load the family in the van and head to Camp Richardson for ice cream... only to find that they closed early! Their posted hours say that they are open until 9:00 pm but when we arrived at 8:30 the sign on the door said that they'd closed early because business... More 

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Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Goodness, you get your $'s, £'s, €'s worth in ice cream. I got a kids scoop of Spumante ice cream. It was huge!!!!!!! My daughter got her favourite, Pistachio. Quaint atmosphere. It's worth the stop. Also, I don't even like ice cream, but, I love their ice cream.

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Fair Oaks, California
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Be prepared to wait in line on most days, but the result is so worth it! The kids working behind the counter are most likely highschool or college kids, but they treat you right. The scoops are so big, I had to tell the kid to stop adding to mine! I had strawberry and it was so delish! Lots of... More 

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Northern Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The line was long but went quick. We got kid size scoops for all of us but they were still huge! And the ice cream tasted great. Great find!

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Lewisville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is fantastic. The scoop sizes are insane so unless you are sharing or can eat a ton of ice cream get the kids size!

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Sierra Madre, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The lines were out the door so it had to be good. Everyone walked out with giant scoops and happy faces. Even the child’s scoops are large. It was lots of fun with great ice cream. A great stop after riding bikes.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The ice cream is fantastic and the prices not excessive but if you see a line out of the door the wait could be over an hour! It's good but whether its worth such a long wait us debatable ... Try to get there in the morning and waiting times are much less

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Address: Us highway 89, Camp Richardson, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)

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  • Address: Us highway 89, Camp Richardson, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)

Description

The "Camp Richardson complex" includes a general store a coffee house and an ice cream store. The Ice cream store is a local favorite for good reason. We waited in line at least 20 minutes and every time we drove by during our trip there was always a long line. Very good ice cream.

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