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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

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
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  • 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
Hell yes

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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English first
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Generations have made Tony's a family tradition. Their milkshakes are the best anywhere. I'll have a hot dog all-the-way and a strawberry milkshake any day!

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Tony's has been "the ice cream place" to go to in Gastonia since forever. Usually crowded with a wait for service but the burgers & dogs are worth it. The ice cream is made directly across the street and the flavor selection is wonderful. Absolutely best milkshakes I've had in a long time ever,certainly the best in any area of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Never seen such a variety of Ice Creams in one location, this family business was old and new school in the same place. The constant in and out of customers both young and old enjoying their products in Tony`s and take-away. Forget about the calories go and enjoy.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?