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Rick's Rather Rich Ice Cream

3946 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4733
+1 650-493-6553
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
24 Mar 2017
“The very best family ice cream”
12 Mar 2017
“It really is rather rich”
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3946 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4733
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Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank LisaGoldsmith
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank 3nvi
Reviewed 26 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
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...More

Thank doone408
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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

Thank Xybek
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank sirmeandt
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,...More

Thank Kris S
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Poonam B
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank Pearl T
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank SweetHopfrog
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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