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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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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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  • 52
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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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
Best Ice Cream Ever

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Louisville, KY
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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2,094 reviews 2,094 reviews
1,529 restaurant reviews
842 helpful votes 842 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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