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Tom's Ice Cream Bowl

532 Mcintire Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701-3342
740-452-5267
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Ranked #1 of 97 restaurants in Zanesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Plymouth, PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Perhaps it is a NEPA thing - But I expect an ice cream sundae to come with whipped cream and a cherry on top...Oh well, when in Zanesville, do as the... Service was coldly good...BUT You seat yourself...but the waitresses where not very welcoming or friendly... She did not explain much @ all... I spotted the roasted nut/candy counter. I... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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216 reviews 216 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We read the reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to stop. We ordered to go because we were traveling with our dog. Banana Split, Sundae and warm ham and cheese sandwich. Yum. Parking on street, and if you are heading East on I 70, the on ram is just down Maple ST across fr the establishment.

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Marietta, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Tom's is well-known for its homemade ice cream in several different flavors and for its fresh roasted nuts. They give nice big scoops of the ice cream in cones, and all the flavors I have tried are delicious. Their nuts are absolutely fantastic, and we stop frequently to get cashews, Virginia peanuts and redskins whenever we are in town. I... More

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Cleveland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It's known for the mountainous ice cream bowl but the burgers are deelish and the French fries are fresh cut. Most people don't even realize it's a legit restaurant cuz of the ice cream and candy but make sure you go for a burger. fresh meat, a bun baked that morning - Oh YEAH!

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Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Tom's is a step back in time. The best ice cream, the best candy, the very best sundae you ever had. Remember how it was to be a kid with the best ice cream around. Tom's will not disappoint. Its not flashy or brash it's just honest good tin roof sundaes and milkshakes.

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Hillsboro, Ohio, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Yes it's a little hard to find and yes it's a little cramped but the service is great and the icecream is to die for I gave it 5 stars for how great the icecream was.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We live in Cincinnati Ohio and we make the drive to Zanesville just for Tom's unique Banana Split it is always worth the drive and we've been doing it for 10 years it's always the same always great I highly recommend it!

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Zanesville, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I am a Zanesville native and as all Zanesville natives Tom's holds a special place in my nostalgic heart. This is a classic diner and has not been remodeled in a loooong time if ever. The restaurant serves typical diner food but also is known for nuts and ice cream. I have spent many days throughout my youth and adult... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A small group of us was returning to Columbus after a day at The Wilds. We were told about this place by someone who worked at The Wilds and she couldn't have suggested a better place! Simple menu with hamburgers, hot dogs, and other sandwiches. The best part was the dessert. The selection of ice cream flavors was as generous... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Ice cream is to die for and the atmosphere is warm and nostalgic. It really is a genuine old time ice cream parlor.

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