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“charming tradition and wonderful ice cream at 1960 prices” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Central Dairy

Central Dairy
610 Madison St., 1 block off US Hwy 50 & 63 in downtown, Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-635-6148
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Price range: $1 - $5
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
Jefferson City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“charming tradition and wonderful ice cream at 1960 prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

A (frozen) blast from the past. A charming holdover from the mid-20th century, it has the same tiny bench seats from around WW2. Folks here take their grandkids to the same seat they liked as children themselves. Those who are expecting a make-believe Disneyland idealized 1895 ice cream parlor will be disappointed. This is a real place, an adjunct to the factory next door, which accounts for the low prices. The real attraction for me is wonderful, rich ice cream in a myriad of flavors at very cheap prices. Best I ever had across the country.
Karl

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Louis
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Still GREAT Ice Cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Whenever we're in the area, we stop in for a dish of great ice cream. This time was no different. It's the best place in town for a reason. They just offer the best ice cream in central Missouri. You MUST stop in if you're in Jefferson City. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Ice Cream Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you are looknig for a real treat for ice cream delight, you have to try Central dairy. Their ice cream is rich with flavor and they have multiople flavors to select from. Can't decide which one to choose? Ask for a sample and they will gladly let you try a sample. I recommend the Black Walnut (black walnuts are from MO). They also have sherbet flavors. If you ahve a healthy appetite, or want to share with a special someone - then try their banana split of your own creation! Very good ice cream, good atmosphere (family oriented), and a fair price!

Visited December 2012
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Warrenton, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Central Dairy makes the best everything. But definitely go sample a bunch of their ice cream flavors. You won't be sorry.

Visited July 2012
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Phenomenal pricing, fantastic quality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

My title says it all. Once you're ready to make your choice, just step up to the counter and one of the many servers is RIGHT THERE and ready for you. And there is nothing to compare their ice cream to, it's simply a luxurious treat your wallet can indulge every day. Never try to tackle the banana split alone! Always bring someone with you who can take on the challenge!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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