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Graeter's Ice Cream

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Central Business District
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650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2517
(513) 977-4129
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
best ice cream ever

there will usually be a line, is worth the wait – – –vanilla ice cream with the fudge chunks is something that must be tried

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

there will usually be a line, is worth the wait – – –vanilla ice cream with the fudge chunks is something that must be tried

Thank bflosteve
Cincinnati, Ohio
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I go here a lot, usually after a meal we make this our dessert. Cones, seasonal flavors, sundaes and splits - you name it - they're all great. The Crescent Springs locations has cakes and pastries, but you have to be quick to catch them in stock because they do sell out fast. My favorite characteristic about this... More 

Thank showstang
London, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I popped in here for an ice cream having heard good things. It was nice, not amazing -perhaps I am spoiled by Italian gelato- but the staff made it a 5 star for me. Friendly, personable and polite. They made such a difference. I would go there again just for them

Thank Emma C
Bucharest, Romania
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

to go and to enjoy in the place or near Fountain Square - creamy and lots of flavors to choose from. it's reachable and in the heart of the city - you will for sure become a fan very soon

Thank Lory_Vasile
Jacksonville, Florida
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310 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Another must when in town--the hubs likes the ice cream but I prefer going straight for the chocolate. This particular location had a limited selection (of chocolate) and was more a mix of ice cream, chocolate & baked goods but we managed to find some good stuff to being home for our staff too! Love my Graeter's!

Thank MrsH0dges
Cincinnati, Ohio
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I love Graeter's ice cream, but when I go downtown the the main office I stop in this one before going to work for my coffee and pastry and watch the people walking around on Fountain Square. Everything at Graeter's is good.

Thank Janice S
Augusta, Maine
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171 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I had a chocolate gelato here that was excellent. They also have yummy cupcakes, cakes, and breakfast pastry. There was always a line, but it moved fast, and the staff were just great. An excellent place to get Cincinnati souvenirs - chocolate!

Thank travveller95
Aubrey, Texas
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I mean it's ice cream right? What's the big deal? That's what my son said until he tried the Buckeye ice cream. It's delicious homemade ice cream. It's creamy and just downright YUMMY. A must do!

Thank Where2nowB
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

It was a busy Friday night and Fountain Square was packed. My daughter almost didn't want to go in because of the line. I assured her we would be in and out quickly and I was correct. She had the black raspberry chocolate chip and my granddaughter and I shared mango sorbet. Heads up, just order a child's scoop as... More 

Thank Denise B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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265 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Pretty good ice cream and that is what you are coming for. This commercial company does small batch for quality over quantity and it shows. I loved the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip but I did try their Classic Chocolate Chip (stolen from my husband's cup) and both are delicious! I am partial to high quality limited ingredient with no fillers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2517
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (513) 977-4129

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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