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3130 E Henrietta Rd, Henrietta, NY 14467-9701
+1 585-334-5520
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Rochester, NY
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

To the best of my knowledge, Read's is the World's Best Ice Cream. Also, the staff is always friendly and efficient.

Thank RaChaCha
Greenville, South Carolina
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I only have two places I must visit when I come to Henrietta, this is one of them. The soft ice cream is the perfect amount of creaminess and flavor. I have not found anything like it in my home city. The kids like to eat their ice cream by the miniature pond in the back while listening to the... More 

Thank Kimberly R
Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for custard and hard home made ice cream. Eat inside or out. Beware cannot use credit card unless over $5 so have cash on u. Open all year. Many flavors and they make their own waffle cones. Also ice cream cakes.

Thank C653ZWruthc
Rochester, NY
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very good ice cream and tons of flavor options, both soft and hard. The also have ice cream cartons to go and ice cream wheel. The wheels are very good but getting too expensive in my opinion. Over $10 for 6 wheels.

Thank Sand088
Henrietta, New York
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This small, family owned ice cream shop will bring back memories of " The Malt Shop" of years gone by! Not by the noise of the rowdy teens hanging around; but, by the multitude of choices to be made. One scoop, two scoops, regular cone, waffle cone? Then, WHAT FLAVOR???? Oh! Let's do a sundae, instead! Oh, no. More choices!... More 

Thank Joe D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth your time to take a side trip to this family owned homemade ice cream shop. Scrumptious flavors. Friendly staff. A definite improvement over commercial ice cream.

Thank lov2writ
Rochester, NY
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Many choices, always clean and fast service. They will give you a sample to try anything. Highly recommend!!

Thank sunski10
Rochester, New York
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Ice creams are home made and variety may change as some special flavors show up now and then. Great soft custard and sherbet. They offer typical sundaes, sodas and milk shakes as well as take home cartons, novelties and cakes.

Thank Diana P
Rochester, New York
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Sometimes "hidden gem" or "best-kept secret" just means a place that's not popular. Read's seems to be well-known among locals, but not much beyond Henrietta. And that's a shame. They make their own ice cream, which is a rarity in this area, and it's terrific. Rich, creamy, full-flavored, with a wide variety. Generally the flavors are fairly conventional, except on... More 

Thank yankeedave
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Not a glamorous store front, but the ice cream is the best. It is so creamy but not heavy. Melt in the mouth and the flavour bursts. I had mint chocolate and my daughter had vanilla. It's like heaven. It's was our treat for end of the day.

Thank KimT222

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3130 E Henrietta Rd, Henrietta, NY 14467-9701
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Henrietta
  • Phone Number: +1 585-334-5520

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