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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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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

Central Dairy was recommended by a friend. I am so glad I went there! It is a quaint little shop, and the ice cream was DELICIOUS! I will definitely go back whenever I am in Jefferson City! Oh, and the prices can't be beaten! Love...More

Thank EricaDJ75
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot add much that has not already been said about the quality of the ice cream, the variety of flavors and I love the old booths. However, I do NOT LOVE THE BATHROOM or door going to the back room. They are DIRTY. Really...More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most amazing Ice Cream in the world. this is a must see and taste when you come to town. if you miss this then you are really missing out on some amazingly yummy stuff.

Thank Christy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a spot I love to take friends when in town. Ice cream is amazing. Prices are even better. The kids will love it.

Thank Chrissy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will fin no better place to get ice cream than Central Dairy. The prices are very, very reasonable and the size of the ice cream servings are large. If you are in jeffereons City Mo do not misssthis place.

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were over 20 people outside waiting to get in and inside there were probably another 20 people. Still, the line moved fairly fast. The ice cream is wonderful. Well worth the short wait. This is a must visit place in the Capital City.

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 16 April 2018

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 6 April 2018

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 2 April 2018 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
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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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Average prices
US$ 5
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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