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Tom's Ice Cream Bowl

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532 McIntire Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701-3342
+1 740-452-5267
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is old school and cozy. The burgers were great and the selection of sweet treats is awesome!

Thank Christopher F
Zanesville, Ohio
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tom's has been in Zanesville for many many years. The ice cream us homemade in store and they have many flavors and your normal items. The have a ice cream hot fudge roll that is good. A cup pf coffee and a piece of hot fudge roll is delicious if you are not a ice creak lover. The food is... More 

Thank Vicki1230
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place around for ice cream , nuts and candy. Have shipped candy and nuts out of the country to family in the military. Best ice cream you can get. They always have special flavors of the month

Thank ReemaMS
Zanesville, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in and picked up some delicious homemade ice cream and warm whole cashews. Will definitely be back!

Thank Andy H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a child I looked forward to a visit to Tom's , but recently everything about this place has went downhill. The food is terrible, the prices are very expensive, and the service is poor. The ice cream is ok, but again very expensive.

Thank Mary B
Hilliard, Ohio
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was introduced to Tom's in the late '80's by a co-worker who loved his ice cream. I don't get out that way very often but do try to stop whenever I'm driving through Zanesville on I-70. You come here for the ice cream and the nostalgia. The menu is simple, burgers, sandwiches, and fries. Prices are inexpensive and service... More 

Thank Thomas L
Springfield, Ohio
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say other than you must stop? If you like a bit of history or ice cream you won't be upset about Tom's. Service was excellent. Food and ice cream is simple and takes you back to a different generation. Don't expect fancy or perfectly clean but do expect an urge to go back soon.

Thank Tony V
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tom's is a great place to relive your childhood (if you grew up in the 50's to 60's). The menu is very simple. Where else can you get a grilled cheese like your mom made? The ice cream options are many and delicious. The decor looks like a movie set or tv show from the 50's. I love that the... More 

Thank limecat1
2 reviews
Reviewed March 14, 2017

If you want to step back in time Tom's is the place. I used to go in the 60's with my family when I was a kid. The place still looks exactly the same. Chairs, counter everything. They still make their own ice cream and it is to die for. If you are in Zanesville don't miss Tom's Ice Cream... More 

Thank EMathes
Zanesville, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Tom's ice cream has regular food plus ice cream. The reason I wasn't impressed with Tom's is that the food and ice cream is good but just to expensive. I just don't feel you get your moneys worth. Then to top it off if you order a banana split you get it in a round bowl not a banana boat,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 532 McIntire Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701-3342
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Zanesville
  • Phone Number: +1 740-452-5267

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