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Tony's Ice Cream

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604 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 853-0018
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Food & Ice Cream EVER!

If you are looking for a great hotdog or hamburger, and unique ice cream, look no further. Tony's is the iconic old school diner. The chili is AMAZING! The service is not as fast as it used to be, the younger generation doesn't seem to take in the pride that the older servers did/do. You can also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Angie N
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a great hotdog or hamburger, and unique ice cream, look no further. Tony's is the iconic old school diner. The chili is AMAZING! The service is not as fast as it used to be, the younger generation doesn't seem to take in the pride that the older servers did/do. You can also get a great... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The main attraction at Tony's is obviously the ice cream, but they also have a grill and serve items like burgers and hot dogs. Tony's is a local staple in Gastonia and have been making customers happy for 100 years. Their factory is even next door so you know you're getting the freshest it can get! The ice cream is... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My favorite ice cream there is the Strawberry Cheesecake, but you actually can't go wrong with any of their flavors. Tony's "IS" old fashioned. When family comes into town - Tony's Ice Cream is always on the menu!

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Denver, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Dad brought me here as a child and I brought mine! This place is an icon in Gastonia and you will be missing out if you don't stop by on your way through town. Retro red booths and tileed walls and floor...this place hasn't changed since my Grandparents came here back in the day. Homemade Ice cream and a breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Tony's is famous for their ice cream & milkshakes. Been going there since I was a kid. They have good hamburgers & hot dogs too. Great place to go on Sunday afternoon for a chocolate milkshake.

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Apex, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Actually the hot dogs are really good and I'm sure that a lot of people go there for the food, but ICE CREAM is where it's at! If you haven't had a Tony 's milk shake, you haven't lived. Of course the sugar/carbs may kill you but what a way to go!! A word to the wise, when they ask... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

TONY'S is a staple in Gaston County! Everything's good! Try a ham sandwich and take your pick of cone or milkshake. The ice cream is the BEST!!!

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

The best ice cream around....always stop at Tony's when in Gastonia. I started going to Tony's 60+ years ago.....then took my children. Now taking my grandchildren.

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Centennial, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Tony's ice cream has been around for 100 years this year in 2015. This is a family owned staple on Franklin Street in Gastonia. Not only do they have amazing homemade ice cream, and milkshakes but some stranger items like liver mush sandwiches which is a local go to!! You'll find a world of history and good old boy locals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visit Tony ' s everytime we come home. We live in Florida and really LOVE this place! The flavors are unique and the atmosphere is reminiscent of a 50 ' s ice cream fountain.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 604 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: (704) 853-0018

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?