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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 6
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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
Great neighborhood ice cream place

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!!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
birn4952
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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Belmont, Massachusetts
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145 reviews 145 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Ranc's started in Belmont, where we live. We have been fans ever since he opened here over a decade ago. Their ice cream is always wonderful. And, the teenage staff is always helpful. And it's refreshing to see that someone still hires young kids.

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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not Italian gelato but that you can hardly find that even in the North End. Pretty good ice cream by US standards.

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WEST YORKS
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534 reviews 534 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a lovely ice-cream parlour with innovative flavours which is a must on a visit to Lexington. I enjoyed the superb Salted Caramel but my wife could not praise enough her Ginger Snap and Molasses. Make sure you give them a visit !

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

homemade small batch delicious ice cream-- check out the micro-sundaes so you have the divine hot fudge without the waist-line bump :) if you have a favorite flavor that is not "on the board" you can always ask... sometimes there are other treats in back freezers....

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Cambridge, MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Excellent ice cream but $5.00 for a small cone seems high, even for Lexington Center. Loved the ample seating and friendly staff.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Stopped here by chance. Got a very good ice cream, and a well-prepared cappuccino. Service was perfect.

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Mssachusetts
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108 reviews 108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Just like the rancatore's in Belmont the ice cream and service were excellent! This store has more indoor seating area which is a plus. As always, the micro sundae is an excellent option - if you want all the tastes of a sundae but not a huge portion this is the way to go!

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Even on a rainy day it was fun to step in and grab some ice cream. The service was very good and the ice cream was creamy. The special fall flavors were a welcome twist.

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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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