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Rota Spring Ice Cream

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117 Chace Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564-1519
+1 978-365-9710
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Sterling, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rita Springs opened again! Happy dance! Love this place...best ice cream ever! So grateful I live close by. I'm so lucky! If you're in the vicinity...a must!

Thank info4you123_13
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108 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly off the beaten path ice cream place. Shop inside sells everything from meats, cheeses, spreads, jellies, and farm products. Real Good. Not super cheap.

Thank Dale P
Sterling, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Best Ice cream - anywhere!! They make their own ice cream from their own milk from their grass-fed cows. Fresh - and it shows. They also have a small store where you can buy specialty meats and farm-fresh vegetables.

Thank Wendy G
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you like ice cream, and who doesn't, you will love this place. It is located on a working farm in Sterling, MA. You can enjoy the most delicious treats and then feed some goats in the back of the store. Great for little kids and big kids of all ages.

Thank ROYDSterling_Ma
Worcester, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Rota Spring is a fabulous place for ice cream. The latest that I've tried is Coffee, caramel and brownie pieces. It is so good especially with a Hot Fudge Sundae! Another favorite of mine is the Apple Crisp Sundae, it's so warm and very good.

Thank Maxmuffin_11
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191 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by after a hike up Mt. Wachusett. Delicious homemade ice cream. I'm an ice cream snob and just love finding places that make their own. This place is wonderful! In the fall, try the pumpkin or Indian pudding ice cream. Mmmmmm!

1 Thank Lovetotravelforfun
Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

First time here and it was AMAZING..enjoyed a kiddie size pumpkin and my son tried sprinkle cake batter...also bought some corn on the cob at the store. We will definitely be back ..

Thank amyb3601
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

You are in for a treat at Rota Spring! The best Ice cream flavors made. Rich, creamy, delicious huge portion cones. On a warm day lines form early to grab one of the handmade specials. Folks come from miles away for these flavors. Nice relaxing atmosphere watching the cows at the picnic table or visiting the goats out back. They... More 

Thank Beverly M
Worcester, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Ice cream is home made. Many different variety . It's scrumptious, creamy and light. Milks comes directly from their cows. In nice weather you can check out all the cows and goats. Theirs also county store opens which is open till 6pm, were they sell meats, vegetables, cheese, pies, ice cream cake , shirt and souvenir. Plenty of place to... More 

Thank rickysheiy
Media, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I have been frequenting Rota Spring for a few years now. Every time I go up to Massachusetts to visit my daughter, I make a pilgrimage when they're open. There are many unique flavors and the value for the money is exceedingly good. I generally can't get more than a "kiddie" size ice cream because the portions are so big.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Chace Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564-1519
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 978-365-9710

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?