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Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Lots of history - worth the stop!

Some business friends of mine and I had gone out to dinner and I wanted to get out this spot. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kimberly R
Littleton, Colorado
via mobile
Some Good and Some Bad

The place is old-timey and charming. The food was delicious. Amazing french fries. Great portion... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Springfield, Illinois
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  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sundae”(30 reviews)
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329 Washington St, Columbus, IN 47201-6743
+1 812-378-1900
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Some business friends of mine and I had gone out to dinner and I wanted to get out this spot. It was very nostalgic inside - you can walk around without ordering anything. There are lots of old soda fountains and displays. We had just...More

Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed 3 days ago

The place is old-timey and charming. The food was delicious. Amazing french fries. Great portion size.The ice cream treats were amazing. The wait staff was great even though they were put under a lot of stress. That is the good. Now the down side. I...More

Thank Dawnie_Bird
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a family staple when we fly from Colorado to visit family in Columbus. Why? If you step one foot on the door, you cant help but be in awe!! To start off you see an absolutely spectacular stone soda/ice cream bar from the...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was basic burgers and fries joint. Kids each got burgers and grilled cheese. Fries were awesome. I had chili and it was good. Ice cream sundaes were huge and tasted awesome. Glad we ate lunch there. Service was friendly.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is nothing to write home about -- fairly standard restaurant fare. But the ice cream and atmosphere are what make this place such an attraction!

Thank SheBloom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ice cream was delicious and the ambiance was great. I had the Green River Ice cream soda and a diner hamburger. Best ice cream soda I have ever tasted.Ragtime organ and piano music added to the ambiance

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am local. Lived in Columbus for just over a decade and been here twice. Love he decor and history associated. Although food is pretty poor, flavored sodas are solid. Basically, this is a one and done place.

Thank Experience818974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building has been restored and is bright and lovely. The food is good but the highlight is the old fashioned soda fountain - sodas, malts, root beer floats are all delicious. The wait staff will be happy to play the working music machines upon...More

Thank SeasonedTraveler1K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to pass the time and get some ice cream. The ice cream was delicious and the ambiance was great!

Thank SSweetser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We Loved eating outside on the sidewalk! Get the small size cone or dish.They give customers large servings!

Thank Mike F
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Lex M
April 13, 2018|
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Response from IndyEvash | Reviewed this property |
The prices are comparable to other restaurants in the area. However if you're looking for a $1 ice cream cone you probably need to go to a fast food hamburger chain, On the other hand if you're looking for good quality ice... More
August 1, 2016|
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Response from Allie B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are open year round. Stop in sometime
March 24, 2016|
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Response from Allie B | Reviewed this property |
As to Gluten free... I am not sure. It doesn't hurt to ask them about possible Gluten free options... They are always open to any and all suggestions.