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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” (341 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

We stop for ice cream EVERY time we are in Jeff City! There is always a line but the price is reasonable and the ice cream great!

Thank TheFamilyMom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best by far.Many flavors.If you see a line just go on in It moves very well.We try and go around 9.30am. After the first visit you will be back

Thank oldiceman11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The scoop shop has been a mainstay for decades. My dad, nieces, nephews and now their kids have enjoyed the gift from local cows here. Lots of flavors. INEXPENSIVE! Don't freak if there is a line. It moves fast...and your patience is rewarded with ice...More

Thank De R
Reviewed 13 January 2018 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 6 January 2018

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 23 December 2017

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 22 December 2017 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 22 December 2017 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 22 December 2017

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 29 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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