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“Best Ice Cream” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Graeter's Ice Cream

Graeter's Ice Cream
332 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2019 (Clifton)
15132814749
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Ranked #1 of 44 Dessert in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Clifton
Description: Handcrafted for Five Generations Since 1870. Louis and Regina Graeter started handcrafting Graeter's Ice Cream in 1870. Today, generations later, we proudly remain a family owned and operated company. This is made possible thanks to you, our legion of loyal fans. For a century and a half, Graeter's has remained steadfast in our commitment to making ice cream not the easy way, but rather, the only way it should be: by hand, with real cream, sugar and eggs, in 2 gallon French Pots one batch at a time.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best Ice Cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Just plain great ice cream and pastries. The staff are friends, know us and try hard to please. Love the butter pecan and the little lemon meringue pies.

Visited September 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Coconut Chip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This ice cream contains eggs, and while that may seem undesirable, it actually makes it better. It is better than gelato and closer to home. Cincinnatians can proudly take visitors to a local parlor and show off a myriad of world class confections. While the bakery is good, the ice cream is better and worth a drive. The Raspberry Chocolate Chip is the undisputed favorite but mine is the Coconut Chocolate Chip. During holidays, both new and familiar flavors are available.

Visited December 2012
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Lebanon, Ohio
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“Very Over Rated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Don't get me wrong. Their ice cream is good but it is not the 'best' as many Cincinnati residents would lead you to believe. It is average to slightly above average. Their vanilla is outstanding but the other flavors seem bland compared to other premium brands and even some specialty brands. The BEST ice cream in the general Cincinnati area is "Young's Dairy" located near Yellow Springs, Ohio 50 or so miles north of Cincinnati.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Once "for those who know the difference" now just mediocre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I grew up loving Graeters. It used to be something different and special, a stand out. It's now just another ubiquitous ice cream parlor. Their motto once was "FOR THOSE WHO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE" There is no longer much difference other than the stand out melt in your mouth even if its cold chocolate chips. The butterfat is much lower than years ago and you no longer get that wonderful feel in the roof of your mouth that told you you were eating something truly different, and they have deevolved into silly novelty flavors. Perhaps to survive in todays market but that doesn't change the fact that they are no longer something special.

  • Visited December 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Duplication”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

You have 3 separate entries for Graeter's Ice Cream in Cincinnati, OH. You need to combine them to accurately portray this Cincinnati institution.

Visited November 2012
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