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Graeter's Ice Cream

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2204 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
+1 502-451-0044
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Dining options: Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Better than average ice cream if you are in the area.

Gets good reviews and if you are in the area nearby its worth a visit. Frankly we have a couple of other places in Louisville with better ice cream and desserts. The service is fine and the visual appearance is, well, ordinary. Comfy Cow and Homemade Pie Kitchen are superior in looks and taste.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
jgbtravels
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Louisville, KY
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  • Dessert
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Louisville, KY
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Gets good reviews and if you are in the area nearby its worth a visit. Frankly we have a couple of other places in Louisville with better ice cream and desserts. The service is fine and the visual appearance is, well, ordinary. Comfy Cow and Homemade Pie Kitchen are superior in looks and taste.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

High quality ice cream served in a clean shop by friendly people. Even with 8 of us there was little wait. Everyone enjoyed it. Was a nice end to a busy day.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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117 reviews 117 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Some other spots are good, and some are trendy, but for the very best ice cream head to Graeter's. Rich, creamy, with fresh ingredients. Great seasonal specials. My favorites are peach and salted carmel....but I like lots of other ones, too.

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Dallas, Texas
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774 helpful votes 774 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a neat place that one should visit when in the neighborhood. Some of the best ice cream I have ever eaten and the amount they give you in a cup is hard to imagine. The dips were huge and the cost very reasonable.The best part was the taste. i had butter pecan and it was delicious while my... More 

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Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Great flavors with seasonal ingredients. Peace ice cream was great. I think these places are scattered around town.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nothing beats Graeter's Milk Shakes. If you have never gotten ice cream from here, you are really missing out!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The best banana split I have ever had! My wife had three different scoops of different flavors and was very satisfied. A nice way to end our day.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Many years ago, I lived in Louisville and I fondly remember Ehrlers dairy and their wonderful chocolate milkshakes. I returned this past weekend and learned that Ehrlers is no more, but the mantle of having the best ice cream in Louisville had been assumed by Graeter's. It is a wonderful successor. The chocolate milkshake, which of course is handmade, is... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Good but not amazing. There was a tasty Arnold Palmer slush and butter pecan and toffee chips ice cream was very good. This is very popular and it can get crowded but they move fast.

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New York City, New York
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40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were visiting Louisville and decided to try Graeter's Ice Cream. What a yummy surprise! My daughter and I sampled several flavors - all were excellent. We settled on mint chocolate chip and chocolate peanut butter cookie dough. The counter person was very helpful and we continued on to sample many gelato offerings as well. Upon returning home we learned... 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
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

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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