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Camp Richardson Ice Cream Store

Us highway 89, Camp Richardson, CA
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Cuisines: Ice Cream
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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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Lewisville, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The icecream here is amazing and they give you enormous portions. This is why there are long lines. But worth the trouble.

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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We arrived at around 2pm on a Saturday and the line was out the door. While it was quite slow to finally get to the front - it was worth the wait. I had the coconut ice cream and pistachio ice cream and boy, it would have to be one of my top favorites of any ice cream i've eaten!... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

While on vacation in Tahoe, we were told by a local that we had to try this ice cream, so we did! It was the perfect stop for a sweet treat after a day at the beach. The line was long. I waited easily 25 minutes to place my order, but once I was at the counter they were efficient... More

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stopped here to have breakfast and were glad we did. The breakfast was very good and the server was able to give us directions to a waterfall we were looking for. While the breakfast was cooking, we were able to shop in the store and came away with some very unique gifts. It is a bit self service as... More

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san jose ca
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Talk about ice cream! we got the single scoop in a cup and a child scoop on a cone. Wow, huge amount of ice cream, could have easily shared if we knew how big the portions were. The cost for the 3 was $11.00. We had vanilla, mint chocolate chip, pralines and cream and strawberry. We sat outside at the... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

After leaving Emerald Bay, stop by Richardson's Ice Cream Store. Order the "single scoop" cone and be prepared to be blown away. You are handed a cone piled high with at least four or five scoops of your chosen flavor! I hate to see what the double scoop looks like.

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Hillsborough, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Made a stop with my wife and two kids after a short hike around the lake. Went here after we got a recommendation from a few folks on the trail. When we got there, the line was extremely long, out the door and wrapped around inside. Mind you, it was Memorial Day weekend. As the other reviewers stated, the portions... More

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