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Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

1281 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212
+1 614-488-2680
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Ranked #4 of 2,002 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Open since March 2006, the shop is in a neighborhood immediately northwest of downtown Columbus populated by families, couples, children, and teenagers walking and biking to do errands, shopping in independently-owned-and-operated shops, and hanging out in lively spots like Stauf's Coffee Roaster's and Spagio. Home of the annual summer Tour de Grandview Cycling Classic, the renovated, single-screen Grandview Theatre, and the sidewalk Art Hop (last Saturday of every month), Grandview and its main artery, Grandview Avenue, is full of people just taking it all in.
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Dayton, Ohio
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159 reviews 159 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The flavors are unlike any you will find and the ice cream is beyond decadent. I was hooked from the first taste of the Brown Butter Almond Brittle. This is a must try place when you go. The portions are a small scoop, which is perfect to allow for sampling multiple flavors.

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Santa Barbara, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is ice cream 2.0. Jenni's taste combos and the excellence of the ice cream out this ice ceam shop in a category of its very own.

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Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Jeni's was a really fun little stop during a day out in Columbus with some friends. The many different flavors of ice cream was far beyond impressive. Refreshing and cute. Not for cold weather necessarily, for ice cream anyway. But can't wait to visit again come warmer weather up north!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you want a non typical ice cream for sure try Jeni's. Like Chocolate Cayenne Pepper, Riesling soaked pear, Fir Tree, Honey Pistachio, Whiskey and nuts, Goat Cheese or Wild Berry Lavender. It's fun to try something weird and different and they're pretty damn good. However, if you're looking for good old normal chocolate or vanilla, don't waste your time... More 

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Chester, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Stopped by for an afternoon treat during our first trip to Columbus. Very good! The flavor choices included some standards but also a number of slightly different choices. I had a small cup of salty caramel and espresso. The only thing better would have been if hot chocolate was on the menu!

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Columbus, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Jeni's has taken Ice Cream to a whole new level with serendipitous array of blends and use of superior cream from organic dairy herds. This ice cream is by far the best product I've ever had. You pay a bit more for your delicious treat but it is a splurge not to be missed!

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New Jersey/NYC metro
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wonderful and slightly different ice creams, very rich and sweet. Don't be afraid to try some of the more savory flavored treats like Yazoo Sue with Rosemary Bar Nuts.Heaven!! They are delicious and I've never had one I wouldn't choose a second time. Though it seems expensive, its so rich you don't really need anything but the small! We visited... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Jeni's is renowned for its delectable and quixotic ice cream flavors. Originating in Columbus, Ohio, it's spreading quickly across the national - but the flavors and products remain gourmet. Jeni's has a great restaurant model, but is notorious for their sky-high prices, which often makes Grater's the lesser of two (price) evils on that tight-budget date. Rest assured, you won't... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

If you are visiting Columbus from out of town Jeni's is a must try. You'll find all the standard flavors as well as yogurt and sorbet. But you'll also find season flavors like whiskey eggnog and off the wall flavors like queen city cayenne. Everything is sourced locally and fresh. Sampling is encouraged so stop in and try a few.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My first taste of Jenni's was on a cold, snowy night along Short North. Although the weather outside was freezing, the ice cream was wonderful! I was delighted to find a Jenni's Ice Cream stand at the North Market on our recent visit to Columbus. After several complimentary samples, I finally settled two flavors. One of the best ice creams... More 

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Additional Information about Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Address: 1281 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212
Phone Number: +1 614-488-2680
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

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