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Rita's Ice

538 W South St, Frederick, MD 21701-6265
+1 301-694-8834
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
25 Aug 2017
“Have had better ice cream”
3 Mar 2017
“What is there not to love about a Rita's!!!”
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Fast food, American, Italian
538 W South St, Frederick, MD 21701-6265
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Having had ice cream from all over the world including the US, I did not find their ice cream tasty. Maybe I should have chosen a more exotic flavor.More

Thank alexandrina55
RitasIceQueen, Owner at Rita's Ice, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

I'm sorry to hear you didn't care for our treats. By your description I'm not sure which you received though...our Italian Ice, or our Custard. The Ice comes in a multitude of flavors, but really cannot be compared to ice cream in the true sense...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

Once again Rita's has come through with flying colors on having a great choice of flavors! Love the ones we have tried. Their gelato is my/our favorite. The 'ice cream' is the best. Freshly made and always delicious!

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's a Rita's! They are almost all the same, no matter where I have been. But they are all good, refreshing, summer time treats especially on a really hot day!

Thank Karey K K
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is such a great place to get our gelato!! They flavors are great. The service is great.....friendly folks. Even with the lines long, they make it worth the wait!!!

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This Rita's had a lot of available ice flavors when we were here, including some that are a bit rare. Both chocolate and chocolate peanut butter were available. Most welcome on a hot day.

Thank jxx9595
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Summertime favorite for Italian Ice and/or Italian Ice with custard. Cones are also available with either cake or Waffle cones. Prices are probably in line with other ice cream/Ice shops but seem a little high but the place is always packed from early evening to...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Flavors that make you think, "Really? Pear? S'Mores Mint Chocolate?" And then that icy cup of goodness with a Frappucino consistency blows you away with its accurate, satisfying taste. The Gelati (an icy cup with the ice cream in the center) is quite filling. If...More

Thank happynowyoga
Reviewed 16 December 2015

An all time favorite in Frederick. A summer does not go by that my family doesn't make more than one pilgrimage to Rita'a Ice

Thank Doc300
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Wonderful family, fun pale to stop and get a evening treat! I was introduced to Rita's by a coworker after a evening of dining out. When we drove up there were all kinds of people hanging out and enjoying the summer evening. Families. couples and...More

1  Thank Dalfin B
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Mango ice with vanilla custard. They call it a Gelati, we call it perfection. Everything is good and the service is great. If you have a pet with you ask for a puppy cup!

Thank Thomas B
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Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 538 W South St, Frederick, MD 21701-6265
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 301-694-8834
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"Best of Frederick" Frozen Dessert and the COOLEST place in Frederick to taste Summer. Come by and try our famous Gelati's made from our signature Italian Ice, made fresh on property every single day, and #1 Zagat rated Old Fashioned Frozen Custard. Our ices are vegetarian, a lot are vegan, and most are also Gluten-Free! After rave reviews, we've expanded our line of unique ALL-NATURAL Italian Ices! Nothing artificial...just pure happiness on a spoon! Friendly staff and reasonable prices make Rita's of Frederick a family favorite all summer long. Samples are always free :) See you at the windows!

We take food allergies seriously and make every effort to help prevent the crossover of allergens into other products. However, it is important to understand that through preparation and production, cross-contamination may occur.
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