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Graeter's Ice Cream

2204 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
+1 502-451-0044
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Ranked #38 of 1,505 restaurants in Louisville
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert
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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89% Recommend
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stopped in after dinner when we visited Louisville. The flavors are great, pure and complex. I enjoyed the sorbet tremendously but also sampled the banana ice cream. That was way better than I even thought possible. This location has a little patio and is in a neighborhood area with nearby pubs and relatively nice and peaceful surroundings. You can even... More

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Lebanon, Virginia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

We were very impressed with the quality of the ice cream during our recent visit. We really like good ice cream and get upset with gritty or poor quality ice cream. Graeters was creamy rich and tasty.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had been told that Graeter's ice cream was great, but had not had a chance to try it until this past trip to Louisville, It was quite good. All of their flavors sound amazing, but I went with the bourbon ball since we were in bourbon country. It was great with huge chocolate chunks. We had to wait awhile... More

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Fairfield, Illinois, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We visited over the weekend and wanted to try both Comfy Cow and Graeter's Ice Cream. Graeter's definately takes the trophy from us!! Upon entering the building, I didn't think it would be as a great (if judged by looks) as Comfy Cow, but the taste was AMAZINGGGG!!! I had a huge Graeter's Brownie (heated) covered with Vanilla IceCream, Mashmallow... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Three milkshakes and a sundae completed our order last night. The milkshakes all rated outstanding, with the peach being fresh. The sundae was a bit disappointing because the pecans were stale but the ice cream was tremendous. The staff working last night were very industrious, keeping the lines reasonable on this busy night. Their efficient work should make every customer... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is the best ice cream I have ever had! The chocolate chucks are a good quality chocolate. The quality of the ice cream is spectacular! What else can I say.....go get some!!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Graeters Ice-cream Review: I think the ice-cream is ok but it's pretty plain. I prefer Cold Stone's ice-cream because its sweeter ice-cream & it has a lot more choices . Plus you can put candy bars , sprinkles, marshmallows & more on the ice-cream at Cold Stone & at Graeters you can't do that.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Cold cool tastes on a hot summer Louisville night can be made more bearable with a scoop or two of the rich creamy ice cream in so many flavors it is hard to choose. Sometimes the fruity sorbet bets the heat too.

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Louisville, Kentucky
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

And I couldn't be happier. I love all Graeter's ice cream but to me the fresh peach is best. Yesterday I picked up a pint of fresh peach and butter pecan. I ate so much of both after my meal last night that I woke up today with an ice cream hangover. Anyhow, the seasonal fresh peach is in my... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

FORGET THIS PLACE...unless you want to indulge in a perfect treat anytime of the year, and especially on a hot Summer day. They have so many treats from which to choose, but I never seem to get past the ice cream selection. They don't have an overabundance of flavors, but every single one of them is excellent. Ask for a... More

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