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“Very Good but....not home made?”

Rakestraw's Ice Cream Company Store
Ranked #2 of 7 Dessert in Mechanicsburg
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Used to live in Mechanicsburg and remember when they had the fire. Very good ice cream but disappointing that they charge $3.69 for a single scoop (yes, very big) and it is not made there but by outside suppliers. You pay that kind of price at the shore or in high tourist spots. Also, no place to sit inside.
Worth a trip but not sure for that price that I would be a frequent visitor. We have a homemade place in Lancaster county that charges $2.75 a scoop and it is just as good.

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

I absolutely love this ice cream store! The selection of ice cream's is fabulous and the homemade ice cream cakes are to die for. This is definitely the place that you want to come to get an ice cream cake for your special occasion. An added bonus is that they have yummy frozen dog treats. My little pooches just adore them. Don't miss out on this long time Mechanicsburg gem.

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Thank Riley B
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

this is an old time stopping ground for homemade ice cream. For years I have gone for ice cream with friends and our tradition is to stop in the ice cream parlor for a scoop and then go outside and sit on the stone wall and enjoy our treat and visit with old friends. It's a summer time "must do" experience.

Thank Lenelle
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Rakestraw's has many varieties of ice cream but you can expect to spend about $6 per cone. The staff is very friendly and the walk-up window is great for baseball teams and dog-walkers.

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1  Thank CityGirl53156
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I love their ice cream. It's a little pricier then other options but it's always really good. It's a typical ice cream place. Lots of parking, really busy in the summer. I'm not sure what else to really say about it.

Thank mibar4
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