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Graeter's Ice Cream

2204 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
+1 502-451-0044
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Ranked #24 of 1,508 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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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
87 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
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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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Venice
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 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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Louisville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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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