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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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
Great milkshakes

Tony's Ice Cream has been in Gastonia FOREVER. Used to go there with grandparents in mid 60's. Nothing has changed. Still great ice cream and sandwiches. A place to visit on a warm summer evening with the family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
gunf1ght
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Dallas, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dallas, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Tony's Ice Cream has been in Gastonia FOREVER. Used to go there with grandparents in mid 60's. Nothing has changed. Still great ice cream and sandwiches. A place to visit on a warm summer evening with the family.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After residing near Gastonia many years I avoided going to Tony's seeing the parking lot is always full. But the family wanted to go and I have powerful cravings for peanut butter milkshakes - only place in the region I've found that offers it - so we went. Usually someone is leaving just as someone arrives so space may be... More 

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Belmont, NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I would highly recommend this place...our family have enjoyed the ice cream for years..and now that our son is living out of state..first thing their family does is make a trip to Tony's for ice cream. Can't get that good quality up north!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

So, Tony's Ice Cream. The establishment has been in Gaston County for 100 years. I see glowing reviews on the food and service, but I have to share my experience there on March 4, 2015. My best friend had never had a Tony's Ice Cream Milkshake before, so I was pretty excited to take her there after work. I have... More 

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Gaffney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We can not go to Gastonia without stopping at Tony's. Our motto is there is always room for ice cream. The milk shakes are huge and are topped off with a scoop of ice cream, the same flavor or a different flavor. My favorite is chocolate with butter pecan on top. They also make huge hot fudge sundaes or banana... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Try the Banana pudding ice cream, one of their shakes that come with an extra scoop of ice cream on top, or get the sweet tea slushy; all were great. The burgers and hotdogs are cheap and good as well. Skip the fast food places and come here instead. It's an order at the counter, wait for your number to... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Yes, it is an ice cream parlor. But who says you can't have a great lunch there? Not me! I love this place. Prices are conservative, food is much better than tolerable and the atmosphere always seems happy. When you are happy when you eat and it doesn't dent your wallet, you come back. I do and I did. This... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They have without a doubt the biggest & best milkshake you can find anywhere. The ice cream is made in house and is excellent. The food is pretty good also.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A co-worker recommended this place and we just happened to be driving by one day, so . . . who can resist good ice cream? They had several choices of homemade ice cream, making it hard to choose. The kids working the ice cream counter were all very nice, answered our questions, and offered advice. Other workers even came over... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Quaint could be a good word to start this review with. I was immediatly spotted as a non local, and it did not help that I said it was my first time here. Everyone automatically started giving me advice from the chocolate Milkshake to how heavenly Gastonia is, and I should move here. I do love small town USA. My... More 

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