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2204 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
+1 502-451-0044
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Description: Graeter's has been making irresistible ice cream since 1870. We handcraft...
Graeter's has been making irresistible ice cream since 1870. We handcraft all the delicious flavors right here in Louisville with all natural and non-GMO ingredients. We offer ice cream and sorbets by the scoop, delicious sundaes, malts, milkshakes, old fashioned sodas, chillers and delicious candies. We also carry hand packed ice cream to take with you as well as options that will keep them frozen for up to 24 hours. Stop in for a scoop or sundae, and treat yourself to the best ice cream you'll ever taste.
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good bet for ice cre in the Douglas Loop.

There are a number of restaurants in the Douglas Loop to consider but do skip dessert and walk over to Graeter's. Actually, it is a chain that originated in Ohio but is still the second best choice in Louisville for ice cream. Sorry, but Comfy Cow is the best in the city. However, Graeter's is no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Louisville, KY
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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I used to love Graeter's chocolate chocolate chip ice cream. It had a strong chocolate flavor, not too sweet, and the chocolate "chips" were actually chunks of some of the creamiest, best, melt-in-your mouth chocolate! A friend and I stopped there the other evening, and I found that things are not the same (I had not visited for maybe a... More 

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

There are a number of restaurants in the Douglas Loop to consider but do skip dessert and walk over to Graeter's. Actually, it is a chain that originated in Ohio but is still the second best choice in Louisville for ice cream. Sorry, but Comfy Cow is the best in the city. However, Graeter's is no slouch. They have a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great ice cream and great service! Everything is great, but try the black raspberry chip, it is the best! Their candy and bakery goods are delicious too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

One of my favorite desserts is ice cream & you can't beat the black raspberry! Love the atmosphere inside & so many great flavors. Add a chocolate brownie & you can't deny that this place is awesome!! Like that you can take pints home & once in a while they are on sale.

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is our favorite ice cream spot in louisville. Can't beat Helens bakery in some locations now as well.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a delicious way to spend any part of your day. Yes, it is a tad expensive - but you'll enjoy it.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I admit that I am partial to Graeters ice cream as I love the bourbon ball ice cream. It still rocks as do many of the other flavors.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Be ready to get your wallet, credit cards, and next of kin ready. Good ice cream, but VERY expensive. They do have kids cones and cups, which have a lot of ice cream in there, be sure to ask for them. Family of 6, we spent almost $40 for ice cream :(

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Great service, tasty ice cream. Not stingy with it. Good in and out parking. Friendly staff! I mean, geez, there's nothing to not like about this place!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We traveled to this location for ice cream for lunch while in town for Wheelchair Basketball Nationals. We went there as a group as a few said the ice cream was outstanding. It definitely was. I would recommend the Bourbon Ball Sundae as they have a hand whipped toping they put on the ice cream that finishes it off. All... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2204 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-451-0044

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Graeter's has been making irresistible ice cream since 1870. We handcraft all the delicious flavors right here in Louisville with all natural and non-GMO ingredients. We offer ice cream and sorbets by the scoop, delicious sundaes, malts, milkshakes, old fashioned sodas, chillers and delicious candies. We also carry hand packed ice cream to take with you as well as options that will keep them frozen for up to 24 hours. Stop in for a scoop or sundae, and treat yourself to the best ice cream you'll ever taste.

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