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“Old time ambiance, happy families slurping cones on the sidewalk - an icon!”
Review of Central Dairy

Central Dairy
Ranked #1 of 7 Dessert in Jefferson City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$5
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Thank goodness for the owners' foresight to NOT "update" this wonderful old dairy. The tiled walls are just as clean and shiny as they were when this place was built, and the ice cream couldn't be better. I was especially happy to find my childhood favorite, Jamoca Almond Fudge!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank timmind
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We love Central Dairy! The prices are crazy good, and they have an impressive display of different ice creams. Good service and good ice cream! Make sure to stop here when you are in Jeff!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Malinda U
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We take a huge number of students here every year. They never fail to deliver fast service with such a friendly smile. The ice cream is surprisingly still very affordable and so delicious. A fabulous variety to satisfy any ice cream enthusiast.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

There aren’t very many old-fashioned ice cream parlors like this left anywhere.m This one fronts a real working dairy and hasn’t changed much since my family first went there in 1960. Ice cream is outstanding and in more flavors than you can count. Sodas, banana splits, sundaes, shakes — all terrific. Great location, just three blocks from downtown. If you’re in JC for a day or two, make a point to visit Central Dairy for an ice cream treat - you won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JimH983
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Have and always will love the ice cream. The team working there at present has a couple gals that clearly do not like being there no do they seem to know how to scoop ice cream. Last two visits this week resulted in tiny little scoop of ice cream that literally fell off in little pieces before I walked to a table. It doesn’t take much effort to put a couple scoops of ice cream in a cone but for some working here it’s impossible. They close at 6, if you walk in at 545, prepare for a couple of young ladies to whisper and glare.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank RacieKate
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