Rick's Ice Cream

★★★★★
  • 3946 Middlefield Rd

    Palo Alto, CA 94303

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  • 650-493-6553

About Rick's Ice Cream

Hours
Sun-Thu 11:30 am - 9 pm Fri-Sat 11:30 am - 10 pm

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My family loves this place! a great place to bond and feel good with ice cream. Place is awesome, staff are really friendly like they say here. I will definitely be a regular..

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★★★★★

My family loves this place! a great place to bond and feel good with ice cream. Place is awesome, staff are really friendly like they say here. I will definitely be a regular..

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They make their ice cream on the premises, and you can tell, it's so fresh. They will let you try a small sample. Great place to take your entire family.

4
★★★★☆

They make their ice cream on the premises, and you can tell, it's so fresh. They will let you try a small sample. Great place to take your entire family.

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We love their ice creams and we also love the size of their scoops. They have a small scoop for kids. I love their ginger ice cream. Though its quite a drive for us, it is worth every mile.

5
★★★★★

We love their ice creams and we also love the size of their scoops. They have a small scoop for kids. I love their ginger ice cream. Though its quite a drive for us, it is worth every mile.

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As long as a shop uses quality ingredients, I think flavor selection is totally subjective and hard to rank. Rick's definitely has smooth ice creams and a good mix of basic flavors and some very interesting ones too, but I found that nothing FLOORED me, though my boyfriend LOVED the Industrial Chocolate.
Good basics (Chocolate, Coffee, Raspberry, Vanilla Bean) and more exotic (Kulfi, White chocolate w/ Ginger, Georgia Peach). All smooth and delicious, Rick's is definitely the choice as your local ice cream joint w/ some style but nothing worth driving great distances for so I am the search continues for my favorite killer chocolate and killer coffee flavor mixes, flavors worth driving out for.

2
★★★★☆

As long as a shop uses quality ingredients, I think flavor selection is totally subjective and hard to rank. Rick's definitely has smooth ice creams and a good mix of basic flavors and some very interesting ones too, but I found that nothing FLOORED me, though my boyfriend LOVED the Industrial Chocolate.
Good basics (Chocolate, Coffee, Raspberry, Vanilla Bean) and more exotic (Kulfi, White chocolate w/ Ginger, Georgia Peach). All smooth and delicious, Rick's is definitely the choice as your local ice cream joint w/ some style but nothing worth driving great distances for so I am the search continues for my favorite killer chocolate and killer coffee flavor mixes, flavors worth driving out for.

Pros: quality, flavor choices

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Rick's Rather Rich is hands down the best in the bay area!!!!!...(and I'm not just saying that because I use to work there!!!).....I loved my job making Ice Creamand was taught by the master Rick himself......I did not work for the people that own it now, but they have not changed the quality one bit....try the pumpkin with a little chocolate...yum yum yum....keep up the good work!!!!

2
★★★★★

Rick's Rather Rich is hands down the best in the bay area!!!!!...(and I'm not just saying that because I use to work there!!!).....I loved my job making Ice Creamand was taught by the master Rick himself......I did not work for the people that own it now, but they have not changed the quality one bit....try the pumpkin with a little chocolate...yum yum yum....keep up the good work!!!!

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It's a great place to taste unusual, creamy, sensual ice cream in exotic flavors, such as roses.
However, it is not a place where you can sit and spend a while with your kids - it is a small parlor with one or two tables.

4
★★★★☆

It's a great place to taste unusual, creamy, sensual ice cream in exotic flavors, such as roses.
However, it is not a place where you can sit and spend a while with your kids - it is a small parlor with one or two tables.

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What a great ice cream store! I've been a fan of this store for 20 years, and my fascination hasn't diminished. The ice creams are decadent, flavorful...so good! Many "exotic" flavors too (my favorite is Computer Chip).

The cones require quick work, because of the natural ingredients. Otherwise, they melt all over you. Oh, what a problem to have on a hot day.

Only downside of this shop is the limited seating. I've found that a good alternative is a stroll with my cone over to Cubberley Community Center. In fact, it's proximity to the playing fields makes this a great place to bring sports teams for post-game celebrations.

4
★★★★☆

What a great ice cream store! I've been a fan of this store for 20 years, and my fascination hasn't diminished. The ice creams are decadent, flavorful...so good! Many "exotic" flavors too (my favorite is Computer Chip).

The cones require quick work, because of the natural ingredients. Otherwise, they melt all over you. Oh, what a problem to have on a hot day.

Only downside of this shop is the limited seating. I've found that a good alternative is a stroll with my cone over to Cubberley Community Center. In fact, it's proximity to the playing fields makes this a great place to bring sports teams for post-game celebrations.

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All of the ice cream is made in the back of the shop. They have a wide selection of flavors from your all usual favorites to unusual ones like chocolate ginger, which is pretty self explanatory, and Kulfi, an Indian flavor with rose, saffron and pistachios.

Perennial winner of the Palo Alto Weekly "Best Of" competition.

5
★★★★★

All of the ice cream is made in the back of the shop. They have a wide selection of flavors from your all usual favorites to unusual ones like chocolate ginger, which is pretty self explanatory, and Kulfi, an Indian flavor with rose, saffron and pistachios.

Perennial winner of the Palo Alto Weekly "Best Of" competition.

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This is really a traditional ice cream parlour with a wonderful selection of flavors. Unfortunatley there is not a sitting area. Reasonable prices and portions for children. Also offer gift certificates - fun for kids to receive.

4
★★★★☆

This is really a traditional ice cream parlour with a wonderful selection of flavors. Unfortunatley there is not a sitting area. Reasonable prices and portions for children. Also offer gift certificates - fun for kids to receive.

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Rick's Rather Rich ice cream shop is such a treat for adults and children alike. Their friendly staff and unique flavors makes the entire experience worthwhile. They even offer a less-expensive "mini" size and allow you to get two flavors! I wish that they had a little more seating, but you can always wander over to the Piazza picnic tables.

5
★★★★★

Rick's Rather Rich ice cream shop is such a treat for adults and children alike. Their friendly staff and unique flavors makes the entire experience worthwhile. They even offer a less-expensive "mini" size and allow you to get two flavors! I wish that they had a little more seating, but you can always wander over to the Piazza picnic tables.

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that offers some of the best ice creams with lots of seasonal and unique flavors. Their mango, peach, kulfi, and computer chip is one of the best. Great place for the school community to hang out..

5
★★★★★

that offers some of the best ice creams with lots of seasonal and unique flavors. Their mango, peach, kulfi, and computer chip is one of the best. Great place for the school community to hang out..

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Rick's is a local favorite for homemade icecream. The variety of flavores is suprising for a small place and it is really good stuff! Rick's supports the community by contributing hundreds of coupons to the middle school Science Fair.

5
★★★★★

Rick's is a local favorite for homemade icecream. The variety of flavores is suprising for a small place and it is really good stuff! Rick's supports the community by contributing hundreds of coupons to the middle school Science Fair.

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And there's a good reason why they would. Kids of all ages will love the homemade ice cream parlor with the old-fashion feel, the lure of flavors from Molasses Coffee Chip to Bubble Gum, to Pumpkin in the fall and Egg Nog in the winter. Did I mention the ice cream cakes? Scoops are a mere $2, and the menu includes sundaes, shakes and fountain sodas. Tthe service is always friendly and efficient. Life without Rick*s is not pleasant to contemplate.

5
★★★★★

And there's a good reason why they would. Kids of all ages will love the homemade ice cream parlor with the old-fashion feel, the lure of flavors from Molasses Coffee Chip to Bubble Gum, to Pumpkin in the fall and Egg Nog in the winter. Did I mention the ice cream cakes? Scoops are a mere $2, and the menu includes sundaes, shakes and fountain sodas. Tthe service is always friendly and efficient. Life without Rick*s is not pleasant to contemplate.

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You wouldn't think to look at it, but Ricks Rather Rich Ice Cream makes the best ice cream around. They're in a small shop in a mini-mall. With really cool and ever-changing flavors (try orange-chocolate, or chocolate-orange) they actually supply a number of local restaurants. Very high butter fat content means tasty treats!

5
★★★★★

You wouldn't think to look at it, but Ricks Rather Rich Ice Cream makes the best ice cream around. They're in a small shop in a mini-mall. With really cool and ever-changing flavors (try orange-chocolate, or chocolate-orange) they actually supply a number of local restaurants. Very high butter fat content means tasty treats!

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Make sure to try the flavor first - a lot of these are not so great - the chocolate flavors are surprisingly NOT creamy and dull in flavor, but they do have exotic flavors like rose and kulfi - and the kulfi is really good - lots of chuncks of pistachios,really rich, and tons of saffron flavor.

2
★★★★☆

Make sure to try the flavor first - a lot of these are not so great - the chocolate flavors are surprisingly NOT creamy and dull in flavor, but they do have exotic flavors like rose and kulfi - and the kulfi is really good - lots of chuncks of pistachios,really rich, and tons of saffron flavor.

Pros: Some exotic flavors

Cons: Inconsistent quality

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A silicon valley tradition.

VERY rich ice cream, but sooo worth it. Made in-shop.

Try the computer chip, in raspberry or orange. Ugh, I miss this.

Workers are funny. If you go in late, they often "double up" on the scoops (which is nice since they've become a bit pricey). Be sure to drop some change in the "401(k)" jar for the counter-people.

2
★★★★☆

A silicon valley tradition.

VERY rich ice cream, but sooo worth it. Made in-shop.

Try the computer chip, in raspberry or orange. Ugh, I miss this.

Workers are funny. If you go in late, they often "double up" on the scoops (which is nice since they've become a bit pricey). Be sure to drop some change in the "401(k)" jar for the counter-people.

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I CAN'T HELP BUT TELL YOU ABOUT THIS LITTLE BIT OF ICE CREAM HEAVEN. THE ORIGINAL "RICK" HAS RETIRED, BUT HIS LEGACY HAS BEEN HANDED DOWN TO CAPABLE HANDS. THIS IS -BAR-NONE-THE BEST ICE CREAM THERE IS. THEY HAVE FLAVORS THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS EVEN TRIED.JUST GREAT. IT'S A SMALL SHOP AND YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT A BIT,BUT WORTH THE WAIT.

2
★★★★★

I CAN'T HELP BUT TELL YOU ABOUT THIS LITTLE BIT OF ICE CREAM HEAVEN. THE ORIGINAL "RICK" HAS RETIRED, BUT HIS LEGACY HAS BEEN HANDED DOWN TO CAPABLE HANDS. THIS IS -BAR-NONE-THE BEST ICE CREAM THERE IS. THEY HAVE FLAVORS THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS EVEN TRIED.JUST GREAT. IT'S A SMALL SHOP AND YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT A BIT,BUT WORTH THE WAIT.

Pros: THE Best Ice Cream, ADVENTURESOME FLAVORS, NEIGHBORLY ATMOSPHERE

Cons: SMALL SHOP, NO SEATING, CAN GET CROWDED

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Creamy, very flavorful, and rich.....make one appreciate speciality ice cream.

2
★★★★★

Creamy, very flavorful, and rich.....make one appreciate speciality ice cream.

 

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