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“The ice cream is great.” 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
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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148 reviews 148 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“The ice cream is great.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I have to tell you, "The ice cream is great." I also have to tell you, "It is all diet." Well, it really isn't, but just pretend so you don't miss out. They have a bunch of different flavors. Don't think anyone has or can sit down and have every flavor at one serving. The gals behind the counter are not only helpful and friendly, they are very patient with tose (like me) who don't know what they want. A fun place to go. A place back in time. When you visit Jeff City, be sure to stop and get a scoop or two or more. They do have sundaes and banana splits.
And don't forget, "It's all diet."

Visited April 2013
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English first
St. Louis, MO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“yummy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The portions here are huge and the ice cream delicious. It is an old establishment, nothing fancy & not a lot of seating, but worth a stop if you're in Jeff City.

Visited April 2013
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Love yourself- have some Ice Cream HERE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This little hometown ice creamery is well known for portion size. 2 people can share the outstanding Banana Split! It is not unusual to stand in line however the wait is very well worth it! Variety & customer service is wonderful!

Visited August 2012
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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
1 review
“Excellent Ice Cream!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a great place to take the family. There is a real small town feel as soon as you walk in. The ice cream is always good and the selection is good as well. I would definitely recommend stopping in on a hot day or if you are passing through.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Place was packed on a Saturday afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon after I mentioned to my friends that this was rated number 1 on TripAdvisor. They had been going there forever and it was finally warm enough to have some ice cream. Very good but I have to say I loved the retro feel of the place more than the ice cream. It reminded me so much of dairy that my parents used to take my brother and I to in Illinois on Sunday evenings. I'm glad to see a place like this still open and doing great.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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