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538 W South St, Frederick, MD 21701-6265
+1 301-694-8834
12:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Brunswick, Md.
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495 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
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
Frederick, Maryland
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Brunswick, Md.
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495 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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
Washington, DC
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785 reviews
516 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
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
Frederick, Maryland
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140 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 close. I think they are opened till 10 or so most evenings. Always people there... More 

Thank Robert G
Frederick, Maryland
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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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 you are watching your calories or want to keep costs down, have one person get... More 

Thank happynowyoga
Frederick, Maryland
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Hubert, North Carolina
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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 groups like ours eating flavored ice! Large variety to choose from and prices are very... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Love little places like this for a treat! Kids, adults & teens all loved it. Many flavors & super good service. We were there on Dia de los Muertos & the staff had there faces painted like Sugar Skulls...very cute! My family that lives in Frederick love this place!

Thank mandy l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Fast food, American, Italian
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 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
"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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?