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Central Dairy

610 Madison St, 1 block off US Hwy 50 & 63 in downtown, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3199
+1 573-635-6148
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“banana split” (58 reviews)
“ice cream” (295 reviews)
“sundae” (28 reviews)
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610 Madison St, 1 block off US Hwy 50 & 63 in downtown, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3199
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Only bad part of this place is trying to decide what flavor to have. I hadn't been to Jefferson City in a couple years. Washesfed out of town on a hot summer day and stopped for two scoops. It was better than I remembered. Don't...More

Thank Jan F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I Always enjoy the treats at Central Dairy. My grandkids first trip and they loved it. It worth the trip and what a value.

Thank Lowry F
Reviewed 3 days ago

What can you say about great ice cream at great prices...and you get a lot!! Sometimes it might look busy but the line goes very fast!! Don't miss out!

Thank gthomasRGT
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Central Dairy on a Tuesday afternoon after lunch. It was moderately busy but we were served quickly. There are a couple dozen ice cream flavors to choose from. To get to the point, a small dish is $2 and I think you get...More

Thank DGlenW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the ice cream but needs serious updating on the portion sizes. There are no smalls only the large plus sizes. It would be great if they had a drive up window and more. The operation of a 1940's business model will not be...More

Thank pdwrs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a small but busy place. Luckily we have been able to find a place to sit each time we have been there but sometimes it has been hard. The food is excellent and service good. The flavors are awesome. Look forward to visiting each...More

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Generous portions, great flavor selection. The atmosphere hasn't changed since I came here as a child. Love it!

Thank bdebbie562017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great ice cream shop. All of the flavors are locally made. The prices are very reasonable. We were in Jefferson City for a meeting and we took 12 boys for some ice cream. They loved it. Seating is limited so go on...More

Thank jb230
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a mainstay and must visit location in Jc. The ice cream is wonderful and the prices are dirt cheap. It is always busy but worth the wait.

Thank lecuru
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It isn't a grand or modern and only has one bathroom (that I know of), BUT it is a family favorite of ours! Their banana splits do not disappoint!! Love, love, love their ice cream! The building itself has not been updated since I would...More

Thank cindyphipps
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 Madison St, 1 block off US Hwy 50 & 63 in downtown, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3199
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Jefferson City
  • Phone Number: +1 573-635-6148
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