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“Delicious Ice Cream With Vintage Appeal.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ray's Ice Cream Co

Ray's Ice Cream Co
Ranked #1 of 7 Dessert in Royal Oak
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Detroit
Level Contributor
85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Delicious Ice Cream With Vintage Appeal.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Can't really say anything different than the other reviewers. Flat out, Ray's makes great ice cream. The vintage atmosphere is wonderful too. The prices are rather high ($4.20 for a single scoop) but worth the splurge.

I settled on the Rum Raisin in a sugar cone. Delicious rum flavor ice cream with swollen rum raisins the size of small grapes that popped in my mouth.
I also sampled the orange-pineapple, Fat Elvis, mint-chocolate chip and lemon ice creams. All the flavors were delicious and melted rather quickly so a quick-lick tongue is required eating. I brought home a 1/2 gallon of Rum Raisin.

Bottom Line: Go now! Partake the splurge!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great ice cream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

This is small ice cream shop that offers big flavors. The key is coming early in the day. We stopped in around 8pm on a Wednesday and they were out of 80% of flavors :( bummer but in the end the flavor I settled with was still great. Blueberry pie was fantastic! !!! The scop sizes are on the larger side as well. I will be back for sure!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank veggielover313
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Meeting Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We live just a few blocks from Ray's so we go there quite frequently. The daily selection of ice cream is fairly stable, but since they make it all there and not at some giant factory, they do run out. New flavors are introduced seasonally so it is good to visit year round.

Only once have I made the mistake of ordering something larger than a kids scoop. Even that's enough to last me two nights. I've also had the sundaes and they're definitely enough to share.

In 15 years I've never seen anyone working who wasn't in high school or early college. So don't be surprised to see a few kids hanging around towards the side or a few workers chit chatting instead of helping customers. It isn't the norm, but it does happen.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank cmbibbs
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MI
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“still great after all these years”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Still lines out the door, Still the creamy great taste with many flavors to choose from. Giant scoops! Go enjoy.

Visited August 2012
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Thank mjb1103
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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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272 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Overrated.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

For all the hoopla surrounding Ray's, I have had better ice cream at other places. Their rum raisin esp. needs more raisins.

Visited August 2012
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