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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 42
    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 Gastonia tradition that never dissapoints

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
william B
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We drove out of our way on our business trip to get Tony's ice cream. We get it every time we are near there. It was excellent as usual. Just wish they had more seating.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Tony's specializes in ice cream, but also serves diner style food such as hamburgers and fries. It was hard to make a selection from the day's available flavors. I'm glad we stopped there. I had the peach and almond joy flavors. I think this would be a fun place to stop with friends.

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Gastonia, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A huge part of Gastonia's history. Everyone born here.....or, who visits here....visits Tony's Ice Cream. Fabulous ice cream made from a recipe that is about 80 years old and was used by the originator of Tony's. Ice Cream is special, but Tony's is also known for hot dogs and breakfast sandwiches. All made "the southern way". Good choice anytime of... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I can only speak for the ice cream as we have never tried their food. This vintage/retro place has the best ice cream around for miles and miles. They have your traditional flavors along with some unique ones. Grape is their most popular but I fell in love with the lemon flavor. You get a ton of ice cream for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I am giving this a very good due to the ice cream. It's fantastic and the milkshakes...yum! It was super crowded and limited seating. But worth it for a treat. The food was like Dairy Queen.

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Additional Information about Tony's Ice Cream

Address: 604 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone Number: (704) 853-0018
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
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
Average Prices: USD 20

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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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