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Central Dairy

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610 Madison St, 1 block off US Hwy 50 & 63 in downtown, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3199
+1 573-635-6148
08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most organized chaos I've seen in a while. It was packed, but we had our ice cream within 5 minutes! The prices are cheap and the scoops of ice cream huge!

Thank sharp4
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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209 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard to find better ice cream than Central Dairy and the prices are very reasonable!! This place has been around for years and is a favorite. You won't be disappointed! !

Thank Jackie W
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Ice cream place around!! I love the cozy atmosphere and the service is always wonderful! It's a must visit for anyone traveling on Hwy 63!!

Thank Hannah J
Shawnee, Kansas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here several years ago and never forgot how good the ice cream was. It's still just as good as I remembered. Glad I brought a cooler and ice to bring home a few quarts. The ice cream is very creamy and rich tasting. The cinnamon and coffee are favorites.

Thank Les C
Jefferson City, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great 👍🏻 Ice cream. Would go back again. It is worth the trip for dessert. Good service, nice attmosphire.

Thank dsd47
Roseville, California
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sundaes, malts, banana splits, a great variety of flavors of ice cream. It is in a cute retro ice cream parlor! Good service!

Thank heidi192016
Rolla, Missouri
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316 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always jam packed and the selection of ice cream is very good. Service is very good. They close pretty early but if you're in the area it's worth stopping in.

Thank zomzie
Springfield, Missouri
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ice cream for dinner our first night in Jeff City, and I would do it again! My cone was overflowing with chocolately goodness.

Thank MarvinMeister
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just like the good Ole days when you went to the soda found tain to get ice cream. Their ice cream sodas are amazing. Parking is across the street.

Thank Diana C
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we have company in town, we always swing by Central Dairy for a wonderful treat. This is the home of great ice cream. Don't worry about parking - there is a lot across the street. Don't worry about the long line - the service is fast and good.

Thank 1010CRD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?