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Rakestraw's Ice Cream Company Store

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313 S Market St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6325
+1 717-691-5353
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Good ice cream and community involvement. Could use more seating benches etc. But a small town feel that makes it a charming stop on a hot day.

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Thank Andrew B
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have been eating ice cream at Rakestraw's since I was a child. My grandmother was reared in Mechanicsburg, and introduced us to that ice cream many years ago. Going to Rakestraw's brings back many memories.

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Thank 28thchaplain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great little neighborhood ice cream shop offering Hershey's Ice Cream. All hand dipped! Lots of flavors to choose from. Waffle cones, pretzel cones, regular cones & dishes. Don't forget their sundaes & banana split!

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Thank Lyndee M
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Been around for a long time! Ice cream shop that still serves pretzels on your ice cream. Prices are reasonable and selection quite large.

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Thank StringsMama
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Rakestraw ice cream are loaded with alot of fruits excellent place to eat but lack of seatings. It is worth to visit

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Thank Mikey G
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Decent ice cream. Expensive, though. Worth a stop for that "home-town" feel. Then you can move on with your life. And the parking lot is confusing.

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Thank Mike W
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Rakestraw's and ice cream go together.....long time favorite in this area... they had lots of choices but I had their peach with lots of pieces of peach and for a small,was more than I could eat. My partner had peanut butter sundae ice cream and had plenty of peanut butter in it,which he was happy with. Since I have moved... More 

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Thank Marlene B
lancaster pa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

My first visit to Rakestraws....I have heard of it but never had an opportunity to try it..Many choices of flavors and cones....The shop is at the factory.

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Thank FM6
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

It is kind of hidden so hard to find if you are not familiar with the area. Very good ice cream and expensive as most good ice cream places are. Their pumpkin ice cream in the fall is the best ever !

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Thank Carrvet
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Excellent ice cream! Rakestraw's has been around for a long time. I used to visit there with my family when I was a teenager. Now, that I have a family of my own, we still visit for an evening of ice cream. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 S Market St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6325
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Mechanicsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-691-5353

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