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Rancatore's Ice Cream

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1752 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5302
781-862-5090
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea

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  • 55
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  • 20
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  • 6
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The Best

I have been going to Ranc's since the days at Trapelo in Belmont. Joe has invested quite a bit in the Lexington store and is an anchor for Lexington Center. Here now for ice cream birthday cake pickup. Prepared exactly right.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
JPandRL
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

this ice cream is terrible. the brown butter hazelnut could not have less flavor if it tried. every variety of chocolate is awful--completely lackluster and no richness. hard to believe it's homemade. grocery store ice cream is better. it's also quite expensive--$5 for a small with no toppings. much better off getting frozen yogurt elsewhere in town.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Ranc's since the days at Trapelo in Belmont. Joe has invested quite a bit in the Lexington store and is an anchor for Lexington Center. Here now for ice cream birthday cake pickup. Prepared exactly right.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very friendly and helpful staff (local students). Great assortment of ice creams. My favorites: salted caramel, hazelnut, bittersweet chocolate. .

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

So ummm, I order something called philly freeze. Awesome is what is was. Seriously good. I could of went with the safe bet of a cone or bowl of ice cream, but hell I'm from Texas and we'll try anything just to say we did. IF you ever venture into Lexington, MA, give this thing a shot, you'll thank me... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great stop for a sweet treat ! Plenty of seating, great ice cream cakes as well (order ahead or pick up from their freezer)

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Ranc's is as good as it gets in a town full of amazing ice cream. The flavors are just on another level with their inventiveness and quality. A family favorite is the cocoa joel--they mix together all their different flavors of chocolate and add dark chocolate chunks and hydrox cookies...insanely good, not always on the menu. A definite must-try to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Went on a hot afternoon after a great bike ride on the Minuteman bike trail. Had a small with Khulfi and brown butter hazelnut. Really great combination. Have been here 15 times. A must-eat dessert if you're in Lexington for a meal.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Many of the flavors are delicious (both chocolates), mango sorbet - plus my daughter likes the cake batter. The atmosphere can be a little chaotic, and sometime feels like a hangout for the staff and their friends, but at less busy times it's great

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Ranc's is a fixture in Lexington for many good reasons: great ice cream, fantastic hot fudge , great toppings and a wide variety of flavored. Highly recommended!!!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

It's a little weird that an ice cream place would rank #1 for places to eat, especially when the ice cream was just kinda average. That being said, the place had a long line and crowded tables even on a cold night. Usually these are indicators that what you are about to taste, is amazing. But I was underwhelmed with... More 

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Additional Information about Rancatore's Ice Cream

Address: 1752 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5302
Phone Number: 781-862-5090
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Dessert

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1752 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5302
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 781-862-5090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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