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Camp Richardson Ice Cream Store

Us highway 89, Camp Richardson, CA
+1 530-542-6583
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“waffle cone” (7 reviews)
“ice cream” (37 reviews)
“double scoop” (5 reviews)
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Us highway 89, Camp Richardson, CA
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Good ice cream. Big scoops. Nice, shaded seating area. There was adequate free parking around the back when we visited.

Thank John F
Reviewed 21 August 2017

It was crowded. But ice cream was a nice treat on a hot day. If you are in Lak Tahoe I reccomend it. If the line is out the door, skip it. Once the line gets that long, the wait time starts at 25 minuets.

Thank KClouthier
Reviewed 10 August 2017

To cool off stop at Cape Richardson ice screen store. Delicious ice scream big portions and tables outside to sit rest and enjoy ice cream.

Thank Agp124
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is a highlight of Camp Richardson, and probably the place you will be most familiar with as you are driving to Emerald Bay during the summer (the line you see will be for this ice cream). If you are talking milk fat concentrations and...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Ginormous scoops of yummy ice cream in waffle cones for a really low price. There'll be a line but who cares when it's this good and on a hot day - aaaaahhhhh

Thank 458debbia
Reviewed 26 July 2017

There is always a huge line here, just come expecting there to be one and that you will wait. For the kids, be sure to order the kid-sized! If you get a kid-sized scoop in a waffle cone, it is still 3 solid scoops of...More

Thank kris10gal
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

By far, the best parts of this place are the gigantic portion sizes of ice cream. We watched a very embarrassed teenaged girl walk out with a double scoop that looked like they put a gallon of ice cream on her waffle cone. The ice...More

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is the best old fashioned ice cream parlor ever! It's a must for anyone in the area of South Lake Tahoe. Brings back childhood memories of family vacations!

Thank Grammie626
Reviewed 23 June 2017

My family was on a week's vacation in South Lake Tahoe and one of our favorite things to do after a strenuous hike or bike ride is to stop somewhere for ice cream. There are many ice cream shops in South Lake Tahoe but the...More

Thank Kent S
Reviewed 12 September 2016

O.K. so there is ALWAYS a line. The ice cream is really GOOD! You really ONLY need a Kid's size - really-really-reallllllly. They pile it on! We opted for a banana split and that is a NORMAL but very good size. Go with patience, period....More

1  Thank jeri f
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Us highway 89, Camp Richardson, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-542-6583
The "Camp Richardson complex" includes a general store a coffee house and an ice cream store. The Ice cream store is a local favorite for good reason. We waited in line at least 20 minutes and every time we drove by during our trip there was always a long line. Very good ice cream.
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