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Graeter's Ice Cream

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Clifton
Dessert, Ice Cream
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332 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2019
(513) 281-4749
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 390
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simply the best

I've lived in Cincinnati my whole life and I can say that I've always liked Graeters. As I get older and appreciate things more, I can honestly say this is the best ice cream I've ever had. And I've had a lot. The creaminess and richness of it makes it what it is. Others can wax poetic about how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
the5kdude
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Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I've lived in Cincinnati my whole life and I can say that I've always liked Graeters. As I get older and appreciate things more, I can honestly say this is the best ice cream I've ever had. And I've had a lot. The creaminess and richness of it makes it what it is. Others can wax poetic about how the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Not much else to say. Everyone raves about this place, but Coldstone is heads above Graeter's. The ice cream doesnt have string flavor, and there aren't a ton of options.

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Lorain, Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Grater's is so rich and creamy I would highly recommend enjoying a delicious scoop or sundae in one of their traditional flavors if only to remind yourself how good 'vanilla' can actually be! They offer a number of flavors that add chips for variety, but they don't rely on them to detract from their solid base.

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Cincinnati, OH
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

No matter where you go, people have the same phrase for ice cream if they have tried Graeters beforehand. "It's not as good as Graeters". It's not hype, it's just incomparable.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Graeters is richer, tastier, creamier, and just all-around better than any other ice cream I have ever eaten anyplace else in the U.S. They have a range of flavors, both plain and with chocolate chips (more accurately chunks), and I get a different one every time I visit. Lots of toppings, too, but the ice cream is so good that... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Graeter's ice cream is the best. Chocolate chip anything is chocolate chunks! The ice cream has stuck to its roots as far as how it is made. It is thick and creamy and so delicious. There are seasonal flavors and most locations have a drive through and a seating area outside and inside. You can get more than ice cream,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Graeter's is simply amazing. Try the chocolate chip - the chips are as big as candy bars! The taste of the ice cream is by far better than anything else I've ever had. Friendly service seals the deal. Don't miss this.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visit almost every month, even in the winter. Big black chunks of yummy chocolate. Try the seasonal flavors. My all time favorite is the black raspberry chocolate chip, or is it chunk. Great locations- favorite is Hyde park square where you can sit in the green space. Also my home town Mason with the painted piano.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well crafted wonderfully smooth ice cream. Chipped flavors actually have chunks of rich chocolate. They make plain vanilla more than "ordinary". Great seasonal flavors. They ship to homesick out of staters!

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Cincinnati
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Greater's Ice Cream operates a number of free-standing ice cream stores, but my main experience is with the ice cream, bought either at a store or a local Kroger's. My review is really limited to the ice cream itself. I haven't tried all the flavors, but the flavors that contain dark chocolate chunks, especially the coffee and black raspberry are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 332 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2019
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
  • Neighborhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: (513) 281-4749

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?