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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
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08:00 - 18:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy access off the highway and a great place to stop for ice cream. We couldn't how inexpensive it was compared to other ice cream places!

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Thank Leo M
Jefferson City MO
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You get your choice of 3 flavors of ice cream. Then it's topped with chocolate syrup and marshmallow....then buttered pecans. Order it "big and sloppy." It's fantastic! Visitors in the Ice Cream Parlor will all be staring and asking about it, too.

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Thank Marianne20
Jefferson City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and people who work there! Central Dairy has been in Jefferson City for a long time. Historic place to visit along with huge amounts of ice cream for great prices!! Kids will love it. Old time atmosphere and style!!!

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Thank MJH7866
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come in and see Aunt Shirley for the best ice cream in the state. What a treat! Multiple flavors - fresh from the dairy! Enjoy a true original Jeff City tradition!

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Thank Roger M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great prices for large cones, sundaes or banana splits plus many other goodies. Lines might look long but they move very quickly. Don't visit Jeff City without stopping here.

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Thank Lori K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service and ice cream sundaes very clean and a very friendly atmosphere I suggest the Jr. Hot Fudge Brownie Delight

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Thank Reneck54
Kansas City, Missouri
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an iconic place to visit while in Jefferson City. Definitely a kids favorite, and well....mommy and daddy's too! Probably not the best ice cream I've had, but very good. Several flavors and always fresh.

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Thank Andy B
Jefferson City, MO, United States
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central Dairy is a landmark in Jefferson City. It produces ice cream and other dairy products from local farmers. There are many flavors of ice cream available. On warm, pleasant days, there is sometimes a line, but the staff is quick and efficient to keep it moving. Tour busses going to the Capitol often stop here for the final attraction... More 

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Thank Michael M
St. Louis, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ice cream at Central Dairy is always wonderful. It is that old fashioned fresh, just made, creamy stuff that you don't find anywhere else. The scoops are quite large and very inexpensive. I almost never visit Jeff City without a stop at Central Dairy.

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Thank Patrick W
Jefferson City, Missouri
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting JC you have to stop by Central Dairy for ice cream! It's a plain little place, but great ice cream and you'll feel like you are in another decade... Oh, and it's cheap!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
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?