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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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“banana split” (59 reviews)
“ice cream” (297 reviews)
“sundae” (28 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 3 days ago

Wonderful place for ice cream and so inexpensive. 3 scoops in a dish for $2. All made in Jefferson City, fresh and delicious.

Thank rs5870
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They have the Best Ice Cream anywhere and the Banana Split . Is Wonderful! You need to be Really Really hungry or else you can not eat all of it.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge, delicious scoops at great prices! Other than an occasional wait, there's nothing not to love about this place. You're stepping into a retro ice cream parlor with dozens in flavor choices. You'll have your choices generously hand scooped by the staff into a dish...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a a hidden gem in Jefferson City. Central Dairy operates this little storefront operation where you can get marvelous shakes, sundaes, banana floats, cones, and everything else that has "ice cream" in it. Get there before they close at 6pm.

Thank LisaFoxJC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our 1st experience here. Delicious, yummy flavors of ice cream made in the dairy next door. You get a lot for your money. Staff was helpful and fast. Must visit when in Jefferson City.

Thank Q274ENkareno
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Jefferson City icon, the Central Dairy is an old school dairy and ice cream shop. And, it looks it. But, don't let this old school dairy slip by you on your visit to Jefferson City! Crowded on hot days, the Central Dairy, is a...More

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got 2 scoops on a waffle cone for $3. We went right after touring the penitentiary -- it was a short drive. I took off one star due to the poor attitudes of the workers. They were just teenagers, but they didn't smile, and...More

Thank FrannyGlass1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never had better Ice Cream for to same price. There is so many options to chose from!! must go place in Jeff city

Thank Taqi A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For quite a few years, while passing through Jefferson City, Central Dairy has beckoned me. I always stopped for the Spumoni, however today they informed me they no longer served it. Great dissapointment. But another selection buffered the loss a bit. Gotta put Spumoni back...More

Thank Pianoz4u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Central Dairy is a must for visitors to Jefferson City!! The ice cream is cheap and sooooo good! The dairy can get very busy especially in the summer. It is worth the wait!!

Thank awolters
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
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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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