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About Tom's Ice Cream Bowl ‟At Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl we only serve the freshest old fashioned foods. ” In 1948, two first cousins, Jack Hemmer and Tom Mirgon, formed a partnership to create a restaurant business specializing in homemade ice cream products. With only four tables and counter seating for seven, they opened a small business on Linden Avenue in Zanesville , Ohio. Jack Hemmer Ice Cream soon outgrew its original location, and in October 1950 they moved their restaurant to its present location at 532 McIntire Ave. About Tom's Ice Cream Bowl In 1953, Tom bought Jack's interest in the business, leaving his own career with the Pure Oil Company, to own and operate the restaurant full-time.
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Lunch, Dinner
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American
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food quality is extremely poor here and obviously by the lowest bidding supplier. Portion sizes are super small. Nothing creative on the menu and little to nothing is made in house including the ice cream, chocolates and soup (canned). Only thing drawing people to this...place is the age and history. They often host political campaign events, another reason to avoid.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 15, 2020 via mobile

Had lunch at Tom's and the guys got the fried baloney sandwich which was great! The women had various menu items all of which were excellent. Everyone had Tom's ice cream which is absolutely top notch. The waitress brought us complimentary fresh roasted cashews and...we all ended up buying more. I have never had better cashews. Tom's is a must stop for lunch or just a snack.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 7, 2020

Always pick up cashews.... ice cream is yummy and the food and candy are just as good. A Zanesville establishment worth visiting

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 9, 2020

We happened to run into this place on our way home from Columbus and it is a very cute dinner/ice cream store. I got the brownie sundae which had a huge brownie in it.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

We ate lunch here, and then came back later in the day for ice cream. Sandwiches were great, reasonable prices, and the service was wonderful. We ate outside, and Kylee was a wonderful waitress. Would definitely eat here again. Oh and ice cream was fabulous!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 6, 2020

Finally found this place on the way back from a trip to Columbus and picked up a great scoop of ice cream here; it's thick and very well made with good variety. Even one scoop is more than enough if you just want a snack...and not want to spend too much.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 23, 2020

Ice cream, nuts, candy. Looks straight out of the 50's diner. Love coming here. Has never been a disappointment. Sundaes are HUGE! We stop here all the time.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

Tom's is a family based place to eat. The service is great. They have great food. They make the ice cream. It's wonderful. We go there at least once a week.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

We love our visits to Tom's Ice Cream Bowl. My Mother was here visiting and we make it a family tradition to have lunch here with the kids and grand-kids. 4 generations have enjoyed this spot. The candies,cashews and sundae's are the best!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

I came in to buy cashews as a gift for Christmas. I got some for myself too! They are AMAZING!! I couldn’t hardly keep myself out of them!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tom's Ice Cream Bowl

  • Yes, Tom's Ice Cream Bowl offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Tom's Ice Cream Bowl offers delivery services.

  • Tom's Ice Cream Bowl is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4