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“Not really a restaurant” 3 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, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking 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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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not really a restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I see Tripadvisor now rates this as Cincinnati's top restaurant. This is ridiculous! It's an ice cream parlor! Sells ice cream which, although good, can now be bought in most local supermarkets. To award 5 stars after eating something you can buy in Krogers is absurd. These are largely product not restaurant reviews. Fortunately the famously crabby severs of yesteryear are mostly gone. Its a nice call on a summer evening and a Cincinnati tradition. A great restaurant it is not.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Naperville, Illinois
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

The parlor is smaller than expected, but the ice cream was great! Sorry we didn't get another chance to visit again during this trip!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great sode fountain and ice cream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Graeters is very good -- might not be the very best in the world but it is within the top 5. The services is great and the selection are wonderful. Black Cherry and Coconut are the best in the world!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Top Ice Cream in Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

The ice cream is fabulous, but tonight the manager even came around offering all the patrons a chance to choose a piece of candy from an arranged box of chocolates!

Visited March 2013
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“wins my approval!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Great I've cream, and great service.

My first experience at Graeter's, Graeter's I loved it! I tried the cookie dough chip - just how cookie dough ice cream should be. The Buckeye Blitz - which had the best chunks of chocolate and scrumptious peanut butter in chocolate ice cream. Also I sampled the Black Cherry Chip, which had so much flavour and was so refreshing.

Great value and definitely worth a visit

Visited March 2013
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