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Tom's Ice Cream Bowl

532 Mcintire Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701-3342
740-452-5267
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Dresden
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The ice cream is wonderful. My favorite is the grilled chicken sandwich, but they also have great chili, burgers, and onion rings. This place looks like it has not changed since the 1950's.

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Richwood, West Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I first visited Tom's Ice Cream Bowl in the early 60s. I've always said I wanted to go back, so when we recently visited friends in Zanesville, this was number one on my priority list. My husband was impressed at the quality and quantity of the ice cream on his first visit. He's heard me talk about it for years.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our "group" always ate here in high school & we meet for lunch when attending class reunions. It hasn't changed a bit and this is a good thing. Their food portions are small, as they were back before the obesity epidemic, but the ice cream dishes are generous. They still have a soda fountain and sell Heggy's chocolates. They have... More

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Zanesville, OH
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A blast from the past that our grandchildren always want to experience when they come to visit. Good sandwiches and great ice cream. A neat family outing even for teenagers.

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Toledo-Holland, OH
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My boyfriend told me that one of his college professors recommended this place, so we decided to take a little road trip to Toms. This place was so neat! Toms gives you a glimpse back in time. I'm almost positive the place hasn't changed much at all since maybe the 50's, possibly 60's. After reading a nasty review stating they... More

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Mount Richon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Everything is the same since the 60's, this is a place that all the locals will return to even if they have moved out of town, very nostalgic.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Old fashioned ice cream, quality food and service. Homemade candy and nuts to go as well. The candy and nuts are priced by the pound and a little high but the quality is worth it! Service is excellent!

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Bellefontaine, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Everything about Tom's Ice Cream Bowl is quaint and nostalgic. It is off the beaten path and seems to be very popular with the locals. We stumbled upon it and what a delight. The moment you walk in the door counter folks wearing the black pants, white shirt and classic red bow tie are anxious to explain the flavors and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Everything about the visits I have had here raise the question for me of why so many people love this place and my only conclusion is nostalgia. The atmosphere does make one think of days gone by with the outfits they wear and the original decor but with that said it would be better as a museum that doesn't serve... More

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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stopped to get a couple milkshakes for the road while travelling through Zanesville. The shakes were very good. While we didn't stay at the restaurant long, we both loved the "throwback" feel of the place.

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Address: 532 Mcintire Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701-3342
Phone Number: 740-452-5267
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Zanesville
Cuisine: American

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