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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
What a huge treat!

Always saw the long lines in front of this ice cream store. Finally stopped by to stand in line, too! We visited twice in one week! Order the waffle cone - we selected two different flavors. Large enough for two adults to share! Fun atmosphere, inside and out. Chatted with other great customers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Travel-lady03
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Lafayette, California
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Lafayette, California
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122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Always saw the long lines in front of this ice cream store. Finally stopped by to stand in line, too! We visited twice in one week! Order the waffle cone - we selected two different flavors. Large enough for two adults to share! Fun atmosphere, inside and out. Chatted with other great customers there, too.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The ice cream from this shop is very good. Better than store bought and better than other store chains. Very smooth and well flavored. I had coffee, vanilla & mint chip at various times. All were good. Generous scoops are given. The double scoop serving is quite filling. I had others buying me ice cream (lucky me!), so I didn't... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Everyone loved this ice cream stop! Huge ice cream cones at reasonable prices. Go for the waffle cone! We went before lunch and did not encounter any lines.

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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Every year we have to stop and get an ice cream, but you better be hungry- they give healthy portions. Sometimes the line is pretty long, but it is so worth the wait!

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Ione, California, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 35 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 12 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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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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  • 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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