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Rick's Rather Rich Ice Cream

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3946 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4733
+1 650-493-6553
11:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Rick's offers a fantastic opportunity to taste a wide variety of ice cream flavors. The micro-creamery to beat all possible competition. Generous tastes will help with the serious dilemma of which to choose. Cones and cups envelop the experience and the aroma and atmosphere. Don't miss and do enjoy!

Thank LisaGoldsmith
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I love the ice cream here. So many indian flavors with Saffron, and Saffron Pistachio, as well as a huge number of different chocolate flavors, there's something here for everyone. Also really convenient to visit, after I've been to the Palo Alto library's monthly book sale. But skip the ice cream cup cakes in the fridge. Those are only very... More 

Thank 3nvi
Palo Alto, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Was super nice, we talk few ice creams chocolate, vanilla and pistachio. And hot fudge that became cold on the ice cream.

Thank Maya G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

On my first visit, I tried the black raspberry chocolate crunch. I asked the server what was his favorite and he told me this was it. It was so delicious and have tried the Tiger Tail and mocha almond fudge since then. I look forward to my ice cream trips here!

Thank doone408
Flagstaff Arizona
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Good selection of locally made ice creams. Service was fast. A little pricey if you just wanted regular ice cream.

Thank Xybek
Palo Alto, California
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The old gray mare ain't what she used to be ... and neither is Rick's. It's not bad, but if you've been going here for years, it's not as good. After the change of hands, the ice cream has lost some of it's creaminess, and the one we got the other day, which use to have chunks of chocolate, had... More 

Thank sirmeandt
Carmel, California
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Don't expect the mix-in's of Cold Stone, this ice cream place has flavors that stand on their own. Raspberry sorbet was flavored with nice amounts of sweetness. Cotton candy ice cream was a favorite among the younger under 10 crowd. Blue Moon flavor was good, however the food coloring stained teeth blue and lips remained blue into the next day.... More 

Thank Kris S
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

I would rather choose this place for ice cream than Baskin Robbins or Cold stone. Ambience is very humble and so are the ice creams. I go there for the rose/kulfi ice cream, it takes me back to Asia. All the other flavors(Green tea, lavender honey are my favorites) are equally premium. Summer evenings are very busy but the staff... More 

Thank Poonam B
Palo Alto, California
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Oh my - YUM!!! I look for any excuse to treat myself to a triple scoop of local well made ice cream. I take advantage of the generous tastings to determine what combination of flavors I want, then I savor each spoonful, enjoying all the individual flavors and combinations. I prefer a cup because it is easier to mix flavors.... More 

Thank P T
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

We wanted ice cream & saw a review for a shop nearby. The reviewer gave a good recommendation, but said the salty caramel ice cream was too salty. That actually spurned me to check out this local-made ice cream. The salty caramel was delicious! I would have another scoop...but need to watch my weight. ;') My husband had the mocha... More 

Thank SweetHopfrog

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3946 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4733
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-493-6553

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?