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Tony's Ice Cream

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604 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-7111
(704) 853-0018
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I grew up in Gaston County and have fond memories of going for ice cream on sunny afternoons during the summer. It's a great experience for anyone who loves ice cream. Keep up the great work!

Thank Kathynel H
Mattawan, Michigan
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best Ice cream place in North Carolina! Try the banana split and the banana pudding ice cream. Great service and a great friendly environment.

Thank goheels1unc
Gastonia, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite places. It's one of the best local places in town. It's where I take people to that are from out of town.

Thank Rhonda C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone ravs about this place but I ordered the cookies and cream and had to through it out. Ice cream was freezer burnt.

Thank Heather C
Charlotte NC
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is historical, having been around for years!! It is a must stop when traveling anywhere near Gastonia. The best ice cream and hotdogs around!!

Thank BeachBunnies704
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical ice cream parlor. Celebrated 100th anniversary summer 2015! Has remained under original family descendants' ownership and management. Food is simple southern sandwiches with homemade condiments; menu includes breakfast fare as well. Great taste ,fast friendly service, in house dining or take out (not a drive thru). It's nationally known icon for it's southern down home charm whose signature and... More 

Thank maggieGastonia
Kings Mountain
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That sums it up. Any flavor. You can't go wrong. Also very good hot dogs. Clean. Friendly service. Gets a little crowded on Saturday nights.

Thank Strowd1
Gastonia, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tony's is a local, family owned restaurant. The family has been in business for generations, and in fact was the subject of an exhibit at Schiele Museum during the year of their 100th anniversary. The ice cream is homemade on site. Tony's also serves the best hotdogs ever. I DO NOT eat hotdogs, I do not like hotdogs, had not... More 

Thank ReneWH
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good and very affordable in this small diner style restaurant. You can get a grilled pimento cheese sandwich, hot dogs, burgers, and a really good BLT sandwich. Make sure you save room for the star attraction, the ice cream! They make the ice cream next door and have a good selection of flavors (a small size will... More 

Thank MauiGregB
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been a longtime staple in town, for both the greasy-spoon type food and delicious ice cream. It's so popular that they started selling the ice cream in some of the local convenience stores a few years ago.

Thank ncmomofthree

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-7111
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: (704) 853-0018

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?