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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%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (285 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 yesterday via mobile

Our family loves going to Central Dairy. It makes every day great. My new find is Mocha Almond Fudge. And you can only get it at the Central Dairy Palor. Yummy. Anyone that is anyone goes to Central Dairy.

Thank lmoeckli
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Jefferson City's historic, iconic ice cream parlor is a must visit destination with many flavors of delicious hand-dipped ice cream.

Thank mkvanderveen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A short walk from the Capital you will find a delicious assortment of ice cream served enthusiastically. A small cup for $2 will feed two people. It is a must visit in Jefferson City.

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great place to go for ice cream. We went after we left Shelby Fest. They was pretty busy but they kept up with it all. Very friendly people. Great place.

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A Jefferson City institution for a reason. The ice cream. Seriously good. During warm/hot weather it's almost always packed. Whether it's locals, tourists, school groups, or ice cream aficionados, the service is quick and most always friendly.

Thank Corey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ah, yes. Central Dairy has been here for at least 65 years, and probably more. That is as long as I remember it tho. It was always a treat to stop by in the 50's growing up and get a cone on a hot summer's...More

Thank BlueFox_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little local novelty the ice cream is Stellar here take a minute to sit down and soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the little town of Jeff City

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good old fashioned ice cream parlour with the greatest choice of unusual ice cream flavours, in any way you like, cone to sundae and absolutely delious

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old fashion ice cream parlor. Well worth the visit if you are in Jefferson City, Missouri. Always a stop for out of town guests.

Thank TinaBelle1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in Jefferson City make it a point to stop in at Central Dairy; you won't be disappointed! This place was here long before I was born, and with any luck will be here long after I'm gone;) The staff is upbeat and happy...More

Thank Kary C
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
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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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