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Tom's Ice Cream Bowl

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532 Mcintire Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701-3342
740-452-5267
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 44
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 5
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Terri D
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Dresden
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

As others have said, the nostalgia isn't worth your time. Spotty service at best. Food is very greasy. I don't have a problem with an "old fashioned greasy spoon" diner but, this place is just bad. Not sure what everyone is on here raving about or how it's been around as long as it has been.

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Zanesville, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

They have the best Ice cream, candy and their roasted nuts are still warm when you get them, I go in at least once a month. I buy candy there at Christmas time for gifts

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Zanesville, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tom'S Ice Cream Bowl has been around for a very long time...for a reason! It has great food at a very fair price. The atmosphere brings you back to the days of the old "soda-jerk" whether you're sitting at the counter or at a table.

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Zanesville, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Walk into Tom's and you have walked back in time to the old soda fountain and ice cream parlor. It is great. The owner, Bill Sullivan, has truly stayed with the original restaurant. He does a great job. Ice cream is made right in the store. I don't know of anything bad on the menu. People travel far and wide... More 

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somewhere
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136 reviews 136 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Poor quality meat in the hamburgers, canned soup, super processed ham, and freezer burned ice cream highlight this establishment. I keep trying it but I always regret going back. They don't make their ice cream, their famous chocolates are made by another company, they don't offer whipped cream, they insert cheap filler candy into their expensive chocolate when purchased by... More 

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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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