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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    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
A 100-year old tradition!

Our son suggested if we wanted dessert this was the place to come. It was packed on a Sunday evening and it was easy to see why! We all got ice cream, but there were "dive" menu items as well. My husband and son got milkshakes, and my "smallest" ice cream cone was very tasty!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
whitey333
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Chesterfield, South Carolina
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Chesterfield, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our son suggested if we wanted dessert this was the place to come. It was packed on a Sunday evening and it was easy to see why! We all got ice cream, but there were "dive" menu items as well. My husband and son got milkshakes, and my "smallest" ice cream cone was very tasty!

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My wife and granddaughter dropped by Tony's on a Friday evening.It has been a good while since my last visit but the ice cream can not be beaten, it was as good as I recall.This was my granddaughters first visit and will not likely be her last. I recommend the hot fudge cake or bandanna split both are great.

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Dallas, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have been eating at Tonys for a long time ive never gotten bad service or food from there. Their ice cream is delicious and rhey have a ton of flavors ro choose from. My only issue is it stays crowded and not enough seating but hey all the good restaurants usually are crowded.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

best ice cream in NC We go a lots to Tony either to get a great hot dog or Ice cream. the ice cream is always fresh tasting the waffle cone super Can't wait to go back RHB/SPB

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

old school ice cream made right here in Gastonia nc... fun place to go to .. small and you might have to sit outside.. its a good time

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This business was started years ago by Mr. Coletta pushing his ice cream cart around town and making his ice cream by hand. Now they run a production facility across the street that supplies ice cream to many ice cream venues in Gaston and York County. If you are a native Gastonian, you know Tony's is much more than ice... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have been going to Tony's for over 60 years, when it comes to ice cream there is no other place to go. They are the only place I know of with grape ice cream. All of there ice cream is made by them.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great place for ice cream and milk shakes! We didn't try the hot dogs but there was a steady stream of folks in line for them as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

They have gone down hill somewhat. Ice cream has a gummy texture and less flavor than years ago. It used to be fresh and creamy. They still give huge portions and have ample fruit in fruit flavors. It's still a nice treat on sweltering southern summer days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Delicious home made ice cream at a great price. Huge portions! I had the most amazing banana split with fresh fruit I recommend this place to everyone!

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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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?