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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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“ice cream” (339 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 1 week ago via mobile

Bring my kids here whenever we are in Jeff City! It’s so good and they have a HUGE selection! The butter pecan is always my favorite

Thank Angelsmitherman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Central diary is a steal of a deal and extremely delicious ice cream in Jefferson City. Definitely worth the visit for amazing treats!

Thank Grace K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Depending on the time of day, you might have to wait in line, but of course the line moves at a steady pace and it is always worth the short wait.

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jefferson City tradition when I was a kid and now I take my kids. Central dairy ice cream is pretty good from the grocery store but it is WONDERFUL from Central Dairy itself.

Thank LovetoTravelJH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place hasn’t changed ... ever. The scoops are huge and the price is cheap. They could charge 2x the price and you would still be satisfied. This is a must see in JC

Thank lecuru
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always take my nephew's here when they are back in town. It is a great place to go and enjoy the BEST ice cream ever.

Thank Maria/Mark M
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This is one of the best Ice cream places in Missouri. It has all kind of hard ice cream flavor and soft serve. Price is good and topping are all fresh.

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Central dairy ice cream parlor is a great place to go when you feel the urge for a good ice cream. Entering the parlor you are going back to the good old times. They girls working there are always very friendly and kind. The ice...More

Thank Daniela20111
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This is a throwback ice cream shop. Worth stopping in just for the nostalgia. However, the once friendly & helpful staff are now generally lazy and huddled at the end of the counter. Plus, this place is just dirty now. The inside of the cases...More

Thank MoMike35
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love Central Dairy. Great service and ice cream. The line is always long but it is worth the wait!

Thank Emily W
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Janie A
31 December 2017|
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Response from Linda K | Reviewed this property |
I think it is what ever you want it to be. I don't like spumoni but I can find a lot of flavors that I do like. Don't limit yourself try something new. This is a case of personal preference
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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