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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)
(513) 281-4749
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Ranked #1 of 30 Ice Cream in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Clifton
Cincinnati, Ohio
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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
8 restaurant reviews
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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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“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
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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cincinnati ohio
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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
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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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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