Rick’s Dessert Diner


Ever since I can remember, Rick’s Dessert Diner has been my go-to place on late nights when the ice cream in my freezer just wouldn’t cut it. Even when I attended grade school down the street, my dad would treat my younger brother and I after school, almost weekly, to a treat of our choice and it was always a complete thrill. I love the atmosphere with its 50s classics blasting in the background and the hot pink neon lights on every wall. Now that I think about it, we went so often I’m seriously questioning whether it was a treat for us or him…to be continued. Alas, whether I chose one of their perfectly chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies or a mouth-watering Zebra Fudge Brownie, I can’t remember ever being disappointed.

For old time’s sake, I decided to head over to Rick’s with my dad. I’m usually one who sticks to what they know when it comes to food, but I was craving something new and had a hunch I wouldn’t be let down. I decided to get a slice of cake, which at Rick’s implies five or six layers of luscious fluffy cake plus filling.

Keeping my new year’s resolution in the (very) back of my mind, I opted for something with fruit in the title and selected the White Chocolate Lemon Mousse Tart. This little piece of heaven comes laden with white chocolate lemon mousse topped with lemon curd and a dallop of whipped cream, all nestled in a dense Oreo Cookie crust that is just to die for. My dad chose a slice of old fashioned Pecan Pie, rich with brown sugar, in what he said was also an amazingly delicious, flaky and buttery crust.
The White Chocolate Lemon Mousse was definitely one of the best dessert fillings I’ve ever had. Coinciding with the fact that I avoid most lemon candies, this is definitely saying something. Never would I think to pair chocolate and lemon, but oh my-genius. It’s amazing to think this place has been open since 1986 and is still the talk of the town. Well foodies, in case you were wondering, Rick’s Dessert Diner has still got it!


Tuesday through Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday: Noon – 11 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Rick’s Dessert Diner
2322 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 444-0969


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