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Rick's Rather Rich Ice Cream

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3946 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4733
650-493-6553
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This place is fantastic! So many flavors...so many really really good flavors! The banana tastes like fresh bananas; not artificial flavoring. The Mexican chocolate is phenomenal...just the right amount of cinnamon. Amazing ice cream!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Palo Alto, California
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Ok I will be short with this review. They have some of the best in-house made ice-cream in the area, period.

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From Here to There
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place is fantastic! So many flavors...so many really really good flavors! The banana tastes like fresh bananas; not artificial flavoring. The Mexican chocolate is phenomenal...just the right amount of cinnamon. Amazing ice cream!

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Cincinnati Ohio
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Found this on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. They have a huge selection of ice cream that they make themselves. They also have a couple of lactose free selections. Nice staff. Affordable.

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Liberty, Missouri
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136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It never fails. The minute we're finished eating, my grand kids start begging to get ice cream at Rick's. Nate ordered up Blue Moon this visit and Sophie, Birthday Cake. Oh, does it smell good inside. Must be the fresh sugar cones. Whatever, our family loves going to Rick's!

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San Jose, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is one of the best creamy ice-cream I ever had. Nice small place. But lots of flavors to indulge into :).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Both me and my son were looking for a good ice cream and we sure found it! The flavors were wonderful and unique, prices were very reasonable and we even got to pick half & half for the price of one scoop!

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Rick's specializes in old-fashioned and unique (floral and/or fruity) flavors. My favourite is Toffeness and Birthday Cake, it is delicious. I always pick one quart each, inexpensive($8.50). Flavors here are the perfect level of sweetness. This place has everything i can ask for.

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Camarillo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Rick's is a family owned/operated local neighborhood store where they make their own ice cream. I found it only because my son lived .5 miles away. I grew up in a similar family owned environment and each trip brings back great memories of excellent ice cream and great variety of flavors not found in chain operations. We no longer live... More 

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San Jose, California
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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 

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Reno Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3946 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4733
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-493-6553

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

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