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Graeter's Ice Cream

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332 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2019
+1 513-281-4749
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

GRAETERS..is still Family owned! I've been going there since I was 5 years old! They have numerous flavors but my 2 favorites are >>Black Rasberry Chocalate Chip & Mint Chocolate Chip! You can go to one of their Ice Cream Parlors OR but it in certain stores! It's just THE BEST!! Love it!!

Thank saraha463
Grayslake, Illinois
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great dessert when you are near Fountain Square or Over the Rhine. Enjoyed the Strawberry and Chocolate Chip. The serving for a single scoop was quite generous.

Thank gad38
Raleigh, NC
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270 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Graeter's never disappoints. Their ice cream is always good. I ventured our and tried flavors outside my favorites and they too were very good (try the bourbon pecan with chocolate chips).

Thank claude_monnier
Kingsport, Tennessee
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This ice cream is as good as any I have ever eaten The strawberry cheese cake and the blackberry chocolate chip was unbelievable Great helpful service all the samples you want with out any rush This is a must visit ice cream parlor

Thank jrowe13
Beverly Hills, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A must stop in Cincinnati for great ice cream. Taste wins out and great flavors. Try it you will like it.

Thank G7934YWjeanh
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Graeter's is made in an, intense labor manner with far more cream than other ice creams. It is important not to dilute your first sample with cones, hot fudge, fruits or anything else. Take time to savor your scoop in the store so that it is in a soft form rather than hard frozen. Many of my Cincy neighbors wil... More 

Thank Charley G
Mount Vernon, Kentucky
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place is crowded but the staff is very efficient and keeps the line moving briskly. And it's worth it !

Thank Bobby A
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is ice cream and chocolate heaven. Name the flavour and if it's related to chocolate, you'll find it. They have many options that you wouldn't even imagine. Baked goods are also available. Prices are reasonable and servings are very large. Staff are young and friendly - chatting with visitors as you wait to be served. There is usually a... More 

Thank Durhamprophoto
Henrietta, New York
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been in Cincinnati 4 times and always have to visit Graeter's. In walking distance to our daughters apartment. Chocolate chip was awesome (huge pieces of chocolate) and peanut butter chip was great too!! Worth every penny!

Thank Maureen M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious Ohio based Ice Cream Giant. The flavors selections are great and the atmosphere is a bit like an old fashioned ice cream parlor.

Thank MAAOhio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2019
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
  • Neighborhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 513-281-4749
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.

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