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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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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
Tony's a home town MUST

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Meg7623
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Centennial, Colorado
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Centennial, Colorado
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Go just for a milkshake....they will ask if you want a lid on that......say No....that means they scoop more home made ice cream on the top before they serve it to you :)

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Dallas, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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?