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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%
Travellers talk about
“banana split” (67 reviews)
“ice cream” (344 reviews)
“waffle cone” (17 reviews)
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8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hours
610 Madison St, 1 block off US Hwy 50 & 63 in downtown, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3199
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the perks of living in the capitol city is Central Dairy. You can swing by and enjoy a fantastic ice cream treat, grab a hot dog or pick up ice cream for a party. The prices are fantastic and the ice cream even...More

Thank Louise W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lines are big, the counter is big, the flavor selection is big - a great ice cream parlor. We visited the day of the Solar Eclipse in August, so it was ice cream weather and the crowds were in town. This place is a...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lines here are usually long, but so so so so worth the wait. I'm lactose intolerant, so that naturally makes me an ice cream snob. Central dairy passes the test and is worth the risk every time. There's enough flavors for an entire town...More

Thank Shayna A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best must half too visits in Jefferson City, a great staff and better Ice cream. A big variety of ice cream.

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always good ice cream and ice cream treats . If you're really hungry I suggest the banana split, but it is a lot.

Thank mailmanbob01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank goodness for the owners' foresight to NOT "update" this wonderful old dairy. The tiled walls are just as clean and shiny as they were when this place was built, and the ice cream couldn't be better. I was especially happy to find my childhood...More

Thank timmind
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love Central Dairy! The prices are crazy good, and they have an impressive display of different ice creams. Good service and good ice cream! Make sure to stop here when you are in Jeff!

Thank Malinda U
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We take a huge number of students here every year. They never fail to deliver fast service with such a friendly smile. The ice cream is surprisingly still very affordable and so delicious. A fabulous variety to satisfy any ice cream enthusiast.

Thank 903kendra
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

There aren’t very many old-fashioned ice cream parlors like this left anywhere.m This one fronts a real working dairy and hasn’t changed much since my family first went there in 1960. Ice cream is outstanding and in more flavors than you can count. Sodas, banana...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Have and always will love the ice cream. The team working there at present has a couple gals that clearly do not like being there no do they seem to know how to scoop ice cream. Last two visits this week resulted in tiny little...More

Thank RacieKate
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Janie A
30 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

Rating summary
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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