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Graeter's Ice Cream

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2 N Main Street, Centerville, OH 45459-4619
19373129001
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Handcrafted for Five Generations Since 1870. Louis and Regina Graeter...
Handcrafted for Five Generations Since 1870. Louis and Regina Graeter started handcrafting Graeter's Ice Cream in 1870. Today, generations later, we proudly remain family owned and operated. This is made possible thanks to you, our legion of loyal fans. For a century and a half, Graeter's has remained steadfast in our commitment to making ice cream in 2 gallon French Pots one batch at a time.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great ice cream! Great ambiance!

So much fun ordering and lots of space to sit down. Knowledgeable and patient staff. So friendly and yes, the ice cream and malted milk shakes were awesome. I'm giving it 5 stars because it was super clean, had history, kiddie flavours and sophisticated flavours.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun ordering and lots of space to sit down. Knowledgeable and patient staff. So friendly and yes, the ice cream and malted milk shakes were awesome. I'm giving it 5 stars because it was super clean, had history, kiddie flavours and sophisticated flavours.

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Thank AwesomeIma
Miamisburg, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Why, Graeter's? Why do you have to be so good?! This is the best ice cream in the Dayton area. My personal favorite is the Black Cherry Chip. I also really enjoy the Double Chocolate Chip and the Peanut Butter Chip. Basically you can't go wrong. All of the ice cream is awesome.

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Thank paolat257
Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This regional ice cream chain is the best we've had from Nova Scotia to California. Their specialty is a variety of chocolate chunk flavors. Not chocolate chip, but chunks. The stores are small with limited seating, but they are always crowded, showing their popularity. They have pints to take home, too.

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Thank BandB-Lovers_30-yrs
Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Graeter's has the best ice cream in town. They even have two low sugar flavors that taste fabulous! They have a nice selection of ice cream flavors and they have yogurt too. The staff is great-always warm and friendly.

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Thank enjoymyweekends
Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

So many GRAET flavors!! But mine (shared with many, many others) is the black raspberry chocolate chip. And they even sell dry ice for when you need to keep something frozen for a few hours when traveling, etc.

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Thank thouse1208
Centerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Tasty ice cream the way it should be--rich and creamy. Plenty of sizes and flavors to please everyone in the family. Be prepared to wait in line on a hot summer's night as hundreds of families wait for their after-dinner desserts. Great place but a lot of parking. You may have a little bit of a walk.

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Thank WaltripWoman
Centerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a really great ice cream store. The people are friendly and will help you choose a flavor that you like.

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Thank Audrey T
Kettering, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Well, Graeter's Ice Cream is fabulous. They are now into the Summer season with their fabulous peach ice cream. Their mocha chip ice cream and the salted caramel gelato are fantastic as well. About the only other ice cream store I've ever visited which can compare (if not beat) is Leopold's Ice Cream in Savannah, GA.

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Thank NickAnna G
Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We can always depend upon a treat at Graeter's in Centerville. We tend to prefer a bowl to a cone, and we find that the ice cream is priced right. This Centerville (Cintci) institution is going to be around for a while, and the Dog Days will bring more folks.

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We love, love, love going to Graeter's! It's just fun to sit outside on a beautiful night and enjoy ice cream in a neighborhood setting. There's plenty of seating inside as well and is very clean, too. The young people working are friendly and well trained. It's a regular stop for us!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 N Main Street, Centerville, OH 45459-4619
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Centerville
  • Phone Number: 19373129001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Handcrafted for Five Generations Since 1870. Louis and Regina Graeter started handcrafting Graeter's Ice Cream in 1870. Today, generations later, we proudly remain family owned and operated. This is made possible thanks to you, our legion of loyal fans. For a century and a half, Graeter's has remained steadfast in our commitment to making ice cream in 2 gallon French Pots one batch at a time.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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