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“once an icon - now routine” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Graeter's Ice Cream

Graeter's Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 50 Dessert in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Clifton
Description: 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.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“once an icon - now routine”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Graeter's made fame by the chocolate chip ice-cream they developed. However, they have let quality slide and now function on reputation more than innovation. The ice-cream remains competent but not special. It is just another parlor. The backed goods are poor and worse each year. Be careful you do not purchase day old stale rolls. The candy on the shelve is just mass produced junk repackaged in the house label. Overpriced and mediocre. It is heartbreaking to have this once proud shop go down the tubes.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Syracuse
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“My favorite ice cream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

I am a very picky about my ice cream growing up in Milwaukee and Cincinnati where ice cream is truly an art form. Graeter's has been featured on Oprah. It is expensive ice cream but well worth the price. The ice cream is hand dipped -- no air! Anything chocolate chip is AMAZING. Chunks of chocolate await you in every bite. Black Raspberry Chip is amazing.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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montreal
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Graeter's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

Nothing greater than Graeter's for ice cream. A long standing home-town institution, this is the place to go for the famous black raspberry ice cream filled with chunks ( not chips!) of dark chocolate. Friendly staff is always willing to give you a taste of a flavour if you are undecided. Tables on one side allow you to sit comfortably while you enjoy a bowl or cone. Chocolates and other sweets can be purchased by the pound. My own favourite treat is toffee chip swimming in a pool of dark chocolate sauce. Totally awesome!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is an ice cream place that has that old school ice cream feel. The ice cream is still hand dipped into their cartons and a great ice cream eating atmosphere.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Toney S
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Cincinnati's Best Icecream!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Absolutely the best ice cream in Cincinnai! Love the black raspberry chip.....ummm!!! you must try it if you are in town.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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