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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
One of the best Ice-creams ever had.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Vijay D
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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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 

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Reno Nevada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Liberty, Missouri
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109 reviews 109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

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