Our Story
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Family-owned and operated for over 67 years!

In 1950 our Grandpa Johnson opened our first location in Bexley, Ohio and he has since been an inspiration to three generations of ice-cream makers. He started Johnson’s Real Ice Cream with a commitment to quality, community, and the simple joy of a cold ice cream cone (or pint, or sundae—there’s no wrong way to eat ice cream).

Each flavor we make is a testament to the things he loved and a reflection of his personal quirks. He was a good man with a contagious laugh who worked hard and always had fun. Thanks for keeping his legacy alive by enjoying his famous flavors!

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Fun Facts!

• Matt’s Grandpa called him the “Big Dipper” and his younger brother, Jeff, the “Little Dipper”.

• Johnson’s services over 300 restaurants.

• We have a mascot named “Scoops”.

• Johnson’s is opened it's first location outside Ohio in Chicago, Il on March of 2019.

Message from Johnson's

We want to take the time to update you on our operations. We have determined that we will be temporarily closing our New Albany, Dublin, and Chicago stores effective Sunday, March 22 at 9 pm.

Our Bexley location will remain open and offer carryout, call ahead pick-up, and delivery within 2 miles of the Bexley shop. Right now, the hours are Monday-Saturday 11 am-9 pm and Sunday 2 pm-9 pm.

If you have never stopped by our Bexley shop, it’s our original location filled with nostalgia that opened in 1950. We have opened up the walk-up windows, so you can just come up and get your order from outside.

Starting Wednesday, March 25, we will be offering a special pick-up and carryout hour for senior citizens and other at-risk populations at our Bexley location. The "Senior Only" hour will be Monday-Saturday 10 am-11 am and Sunday 1 pm-2 pm. We are happy to be able to offer this dedicated time.

We also encourage guests to visit our online shop at johnsonsrealicecream.com. We can ship our pints anywhere in the US, and you can also order Gift Cards. (We offer free or reduced rate shipping.)

We want to continue serving up happiness as much as possible during this time of strife.