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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 good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“waffle cone” (5 reviews)
“ice cream” (31 reviews)
“banana split” (2 reviews)
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Us highway 89, Camp Richardson, CA
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The ice cream is a meal. It is great but watch out for the scoop sizes. They are over the top for sure.

Thank Broadripple
Reviewed 22 August 2016

There's always a wait, but it's worth it. The ice cream is delicious, and for what you get, size wise, a fairly inexpensive treat. I always get the Kiddie cone and it is a large scoop. My husband got the Double scoop and for both...More

1  Thank Saxeygirl
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Drove past on the way to our hotel and circled back later because of the line we had seen outside the door...discovered the reason...a child's serving in a waffle cone (you can pick two flavored for inclusion) is larger than most double scoops, and some...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

They have a lot of choices including shakes, floats, sundaes, and lots of flavors. The girls in the shop were very pleasant and fast.!! A definite must go if your in the area.

Thank LarrynDani
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This place was amazing, what a magnet, can see why once we'd tasted the beautiful ice creams, great flavours, absolutely huge portions and shaded seating outside. Really enjoyed this pit stop on our bike ride, made us late getting the bikes back but they allow...More

Thank AlisCentralOtago
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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