If you are new to Jeff City or just passing through, Central Dairy is a must. Attached to the edge of the dairy "factory", the storefront is well-stocked with the best ice-cream I know about other than Braums (which we don't have in northern Missouri). My kids and I recently visited in early February and we got a seat with no problem. Now, that won't be true when warmer weather hits! Central Dairy is a REAL old-fashioned ice cream shop, with a long counter on the wall and one row of wooden seats along the window. That's it. The era is a little before my time, but nostalgic all the same. My kids love going there and the prices are great.