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“Once "for those who know the difference" now just mediocre” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Graeter's Ice Cream

Graeter's Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 45 Dessert in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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.
cincinnati ohio
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“Once "for those who know the difference" now just mediocre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I grew up loving Graeters. It used to be something different and special, a stand out. It's now just another ubiquitous ice cream parlor. Their motto once was "FOR THOSE WHO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE" There is no longer much difference other than the stand out melt in your mouth even if its cold chocolate chips. The butterfat is much lower than years ago and you no longer get that wonderful feel in the roof of your mouth that told you you were eating something truly different, and they have deevolved into silly novelty flavors. Perhaps to survive in todays market but that doesn't change the fact that they are no longer something special.

  • Visited December 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Duplication”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

You have 3 separate entries for Graeter's Ice Cream in Cincinnati, OH. You need to combine them to accurately portray this Cincinnati institution.

Visited November 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Favorite ice cream and bakery for generations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

No matter what location, stop by and try this luscious treat. All ages, all seasons. Many flavors to try. I recommend the turtle sundae or nectar soda, but many people like the black raspberry chip ice cream. Ask for a loaf of their cinnamon bread to take home for yummy toast.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Best ice CREAM in the country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is real ice cream made the old fashion way with real cream. If you like chocolate, be sure to order a flavor with chocolate chips-they are actually chunks of chocolate

Visited December 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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“always good ice cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Sometimes I find the ordering process a little weird, like ordering as a group and waiting a long time, but in the end the ice cream is always good.

Visited October 2012
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