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“Best ice cream in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Graeter's Ice Cream

Graeter's Ice Cream
332 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2019 (Central Business District)
(513) 281-4749
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Ranked #1 of 1,747 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Best ice cream in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

It's just a 5-10 minute walk from Residence Inn Downtown Cincinnati but it's worth the effort. The local favorite is their raspberry ice cream.

Visited June 2012
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Cincinnati, oh
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“I don't even normally like ice cream...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I don't even normally like ice cream, but Graeter's is another story! It's so rich and those chunks of chocolate are delicious! I wouldn't recommend the cookies as much, but ice cream and ice cream cakes are yummy! Black raspberry chip is their specialty flavor.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“once an icon - now routine”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Graeter's made fame by the chocolate chip ice-cream they developed. However, they have let quality slide and now function on reputation more than innovation. The ice-cream remains competent but not special. It is just another parlor. The backed goods are poor and worse each year. Be careful you do not purchase day old stale rolls. The candy on the shelve is just mass produced junk repackaged in the house label. Overpriced and mediocre. It is heartbreaking to have this once proud shop go down the tubes.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Syracuse
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137 reviews 137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“My favorite ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I am a very picky about my ice cream growing up in Milwaukee and Cincinnati where ice cream is truly an art form. Graeter's has been featured on Oprah. It is expensive ice cream but well worth the price. The ice cream is hand dipped -- no air! Anything chocolate chip is AMAZING. Chunks of chocolate await you in every bite. Black Raspberry Chip is amazing.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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montreal
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great Graeter's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Nothing greater than Graeter's for ice cream. A long standing home-town institution, this is the place to go for the famous black raspberry ice cream filled with chunks ( not chips!) of dark chocolate. Friendly staff is always willing to give you a taste of a flavour if you are undecided. Tables on one side allow you to sit comfortably while you enjoy a bowl or cone. Chocolates and other sweets can be purchased by the pound. My own favourite treat is toffee chip swimming in a pool of dark chocolate sauce. Totally awesome!

  • Visited October 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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