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“No the Izzies”
Review of Tony's Ice Cream

Tony's Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 8 Dessert in Gastonia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Was in my home town of Shelby, went to school w/ Tonny and love the cream!

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Best milkshakes and Chili Cheeseburgers. No comparison.

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Reviewed August 8, 2011

Ladies at window seem grumpy to serve sandwiches. The burger was pretty good. Shakes were excellent & those servers were friendly. Dated place is fine but probably needs some soap with elbow grease.

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1  Thank SEFoodie
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

I have been going to Tony's ever since my late mother and father started taking me there when I was a kid. I took my own kids there too and now I take my grandkids. Tony's is that kind of place. It is an institution that becomes part of its customers' lives. Tony's is both an ice cream joint and a sandwich joint. I suggest you utilize both components, starting with a couple of hotdogs "all the way," meaning with mustard, onions and Tony's special chili, and then continuing to the ice cream of your choice. In my case, that would be grape ice cream, which I've only found in one other place--Vienna, Austria. Tony's makes all of its own ice cream and its sandwiches are vintage Gastonia. I mean, where else will you find bologna sandwiches on the menu? And, oh yes, they sell a marvelous little regional softdrink called Cheerwine. Like root beer, it is not alcoholic despite its name. It has a strong cherry flavor with what may be a touch of lemon. Another fabulous feature of Tony's is the service. They make each sandwich from scratch, including their delicious hotdogs, yet customers don't wait any longer than do the folks buying burgers at McDonald's . One of the national "fast food" chains should pay the folks at Tony's to teach them their system. I've seen the women in the kitchen (they always seem to be women) make 20 hotdogs in no time flat, wrapping each of them and placing them in a paper bag. The fries at Tony's have recently been improved, so it's now OK to order them, too. Tony's also has delicious milkshakes, which they top with an extra scoop of ice cream, and a variety of sundaes. Since there aren't many tables in the place, you may have to wait a bit if you plan to eat inside but the turnover is pretty fast. There is a reason that Tony's has survived for more than 60 years in a town that has had more than its share of tough times. One visit will tell you why. Check it out for yourself.

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Reviewed June 15, 2010

Great old fashion ice cream! This is the origanal Tonys ice cream. The ice cream is always fresh and there is great service. They also have a grill with Carolina favorites! You cannot go wrong!

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