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Rick's Rather Rich Ice Cream

3946 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4733
650-493-6553
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Ranked #54 of 316 restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
Most recent review
- May 23, 2014
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18 reviews from our community

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English first
San Jose, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

mango coconut saffron pistachio honey lavender - try any of em or try em all. Rick's is the creamiest tastiest ice cream available in all manners of exotic and not so exotic flavors. I love all of the above flavors but my favorite is Strawberry - yes i said strawberry. You will understand when you eat it. Drop everything and... More

Reno Nevada
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

yes, you can get all sorts of traditional flavors...but our group traveled the world through some of the exotic ones. Kulfi, a riff on the Indian dessert? Rosewater scented, filled with nuts...amazing! The Macapuno (young coconut) got a double thumbs up from my friend who grew up in the Phillippines. And how California: lavender honey ice cream, smelling as good... More

Liberty, Missouri
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is my grandkids' favorite begging-to-go place for ice cream. Seems popular with lots of families. We ordered an ice cream cake for my granddaughter's birthday during the latest visit. Only cake she'd want to celebrate becoming seven years old.

Lincoln, CA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Small local Ice Cream parlor - they have some very unique flavors which constantly change. Parking is limited, since it is shared by several other businesses.

Liberty, Missouri
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is where my grand kids want to go when they've earned a stop by way of good behavior. The ice cream is friendly to their little stomachs, my grandson's favorite flavor being Blue Moon. Rich, smooth, and delicious.

Palo Alto, California
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

New owners, smaller serving sizes, higher prices. This is not the Rick's of old. The new owners are not that friendly, prices are higher and scoops are smaller. They have lost my business.

Fenton, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Get in the car, walk, catch a bus, or whatever you have to do to get to this place. One young man waiting on us had personality plus, plus! The ice cream is the best! I also brought some fudge back with us - wish I had bought more. Not sure which to say more about but honestly worth a... More

Los Altos Hills, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011 via mobile

One of the best in the peninsula or south bay! Vast Unique flavors, great quality with old fashion parlor atmosphere. Homemade ice cream and fudge that are excellent! Better than Mitchells and close to BiRite.

Silicon Valley, CA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2009

Rick's has been up and down over the years, but the owners have increased the quality of their products and invested in expanding the store to include a nice sitting area. The ice cream has always been good, but it seems even better now. Very wide variety of flavors. They now have fudge as well.

Mt. View
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

This owner is unwilling to pack any ice cream for customers to bring home. Will only sell what is in the freezer prepacked so if you want a certain flavor and nothing much in the freezer your out of luck.

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