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“Best ice cream in the land!” 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 1,729 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: Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cincinnati
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best ice cream in the land!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Everything about Graeter's first-rate...their ice cream flavors, their chocolate chip size, their pastries, their customer service and the overall Graeter's vibe.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 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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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 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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19 restaurant reviews
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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
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“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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