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Rakestraw's Ice Cream Company Store

313 S Market St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6325
+1 717-691-5353
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (23 reviews)
“scones” (6 reviews)
“waffle cone” (4 reviews)
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313 S Market St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6325
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is a Mechanicsburg classic and for good reason! The ice cream here is great and we always try to go when we're in the area.

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Seems like this place has been around forever. It is not real big or fancy but it has that hometown feel that you can not deny.

Thank ReyDaMan
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

If only they had a chair, or even a rock outside or some tables or even a tall curb to sit on..... Sure the selection of ice creams of off the charts and tasty - but some the flavors taste very average. Not indicative of....More

2  Thank Zafar39525
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here from reading other reviews and am glad we did. Friendly service. Many flavors to pick from and five different waffle cones. Also have shakes. Was good ice cream. No place to sit inside or outside ---thus only four star rating.

1  Thank Kim P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The ice cream is always fresh and delicious, the variety of cones are always fun to choose from, and the staff is always very helpful and courteous. It's a wonderful little hometown treasure, and it's convenient & easy to get to.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I can't believe I just spent $15.00 on two ice cream cones...say whaaaaaat! A family of 4 could spend twice that much precluding most families from eating here. However, there are very few ice cream stores around here anymore so supply and demand drives prices...More

1  Thank Sissyandbrodda
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Had the chocolate chip cookie dough in a waffle cone. The ice creams just as delicious as it was 30 years ago.

Thank John H
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.

Thank Andrew B
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.

Thank 28thchaplain
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!

Thank Lyndee M
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  • 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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