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“Creative flavors, all incredible”

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Ranked #2 of 54 Dessert in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Open since March 2006, the shop is in a neighborhood immediately northwest of downtown Columbus populated by families, couples, children, and teenagers walking and biking to do errands, shopping in independently-owned-and-operated shops, and hanging out in lively spots like Stauf's Coffee Roaster's and Spagio. Home of the annual summer Tour de Grandview Cycling Classic, the renovated, single-screen Grandview Theatre, and the sidewalk Art Hop (last Saturday of every month), Grandview and its main artery, Grandview Avenue, is full of people just taking it all in.
Athens, Ohio
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Creative flavors, all incredible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

The only problem with going to Jeni's is that there are so many neat flavors you want to try that it's hard to make up your mind! I like Whiskey-Pecan, my kids love the Wildberry-Lavender, and the husband likes Black Coffee, to name a few. You can't go wrong with the Goat Cheese & Cherries either! Or the Salty Caramel,... the Boozy Eggnog, ...the Dark Chocolate Mint,.... you get the picture.

Visited December 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Treats for the Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is by far our favorite Ice Cream joint in Columbus. This year for the holidays I bought Jeni's gift cards for my staff.

Visited December 2012
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Lake Wales, Florida
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186 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Top Shelf”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Its hard to find a better ice cream store and the variety of flavors will blow you away. They encourage you to try samples of different flavors to be sure that you'll find one that you like.

Visited December 2012
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Kosai, Japan
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Unique flavors abound”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

I very much enjoy going to Jeni's to see what new flavors she's got going. Jeni's is great because it's actually all home-made with local ingredients and changes seasonally. Workers are very helpful and always let you sample to your heart's content before making the decision (so you can taste all the new flavors, then get your favorite mainstay anyway). The ingredients are quality, and the price reflects that - it may not seem like you're getting a lot (but ask yourself, so you really need THAT MUCH?) Enjoy the flavors rather than slurping it down. Expect a crowd, especially if it's good weather.

  • Visited March 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Jeni's has unusual and tasty ice cream- high calorie and high priced but worth it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

The new Maple Walnut ice cream is wonderful. The Poached Pear Riesling Sorbet is also one of my favorites. The servers are always willing to offer you a taste and please do- some ice creams may not be to your liking at all, such as the Influenza ice cream seemed bitter to me. It's fun to treat yourself to Jeni's but be prepared for the fact that it is very pricey compared to most ice creams.

Visited November 2012
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