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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 #112 of 313 restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
Most recent review
- Mar 22, 2014
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Liberty, Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

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Lincoln, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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Liberty, Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

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Palo Alto, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

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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

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Los Altos Hills, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

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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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SF Bay Area
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2009

From the variety of flavors (Both traditional and off beat) to the friendly service, Ricks is always a must stop for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008

The best homemade store bought ice cream in the area.

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