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“ice creamy love” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

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.
Brooklyn, New York
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“ice creamy love”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

I've been to Columbus several times now for work - and Jeni's is a must every time. Love the variety of flavors. Some of the best ice cream anywhere.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An indulgence that isn't worth it.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

I may be among a small handful of people that doesn't want to kiss the ground that jeni walks on in Columbus, but I can't say that the ice cream is so delicious that I would undo a weeks worth of trips to the gym to stand in line for an hour

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, Ohio
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Jeni's splendid ice cream--my guilty pleasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is my guilty pleasure--pricey, but worth every cent. To taste is to believe! Expect a long line out the door--but trust me, it is worth the wait. When your time comes, you will be given ample time to sample more than a few flavors before settling on what pleases your palate, so there is no need to feel guilty or rushed. Get at least 3 scoops at a time--they small scoops—share if you must. Choosing flavors is serious business at Jeni’s since she has put together the most complex combinations you can imagine. My top favorites: Bangkok peanut (roasted peanuts, Ohio honey, loads of toasted fresh –ground coconut with a subtle cayenne pepper finish), goat cheese with red cherries (sweet/tart cherries balanced by the natural tang of pure goat cheese), whiskey and pecans (whiskey-fueled ice cream with notes of butterscotch, honey, coconut and vanilla—laden with crunchy, salty, toasted pecans). I always try something strange and new, but I also choose at least one old favorite like salty caramel, black coffee or pistachio & honey to balance out a trio. Ingredients are locally sourced and guaranteed fresh. A master’s touch does make a difference: did you know that Jeni Britton Bauer started out as a pastry chef par excellence before venturing into ice cream making? Preview the many mouth-watering flavors on-line https://jenis.com/flavors/ice-creams/ and hurry to the jeni’s nearest you. Wedding tip: a friend had a gorgeous pile of Jeni’s ice cream sandwiches at her reception and her guests got special ice cream sandwiches instead of cake…they were yum yum yummy (no one missed the cake)!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Henedine
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McDonough, Georgia, United States
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373 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Cool Place - line out the door”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We got there at 8pm on a Monday night and the line was out the door. Lots of samples and really good ice cream. Fast moving service. Small with almost no seating. People were all over the street in front of the building eating their ice cream, which was really good! I'd go back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael M
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New York City, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Artisanal Ice Cream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

I love Jeni's ice cream. I've been there many times and love their exciting flavors. Salty Caramel is their classic flavor that's always good!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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