Tony's Ice Cream Co

★★★★☆
  • 520 E Franklin Blvd

    Gastonia, NC 28054

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  • 704-853-0018

About Tony's Ice Cream Co

Hours
Mon. - Thu. 7am - 7pm;Fri. - Sat. 7:30am - 10pm;Sun. 10am - 10pm
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Not having lived in NC for over 20 years now, every time I do make it back, this is a must stop for me. This place holds some of my happiest memories of my parents and i. It was a Sunday ritual for us to visit Tonys.

5
★★★★★

Not having lived in NC for over 20 years now, every time I do make it back, this is a must stop for me. This place holds some of my happiest memories of my parents and i. It was a Sunday ritual for us to visit Tonys.

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You will LOVE Tonys!!! Home made ice cream, the best anywhere around. Once you taste their ice cream you will never want to buy it from anywhere else! Black Cherry is my favorite, but I have not tasted a flavor that wasnt great!

5
★★★★★

You will LOVE Tonys!!! Home made ice cream, the best anywhere around. Once you taste their ice cream you will never want to buy it from anywhere else! Black Cherry is my favorite, but I have not tasted a flavor that wasnt great!

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We absolutely LOVE Tony's Ice Cream!! It has been a tradition in our family for years. The milkshakes are the best, even with the price it is totally worth it. I would def recommend to all my friends

5
★★★★★

We absolutely LOVE Tony's Ice Cream!! It has been a tradition in our family for years. The milkshakes are the best, even with the price it is totally worth it. I would def recommend to all my friends

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Tony's ice cream is a great place to take the family on Tuesdays. Kid's ice cream are only a dollar with a paying adult. The ice cream is always delicious and fresh.

5
★★★★★

Tony's ice cream is a great place to take the family on Tuesdays. Kid's ice cream are only a dollar with a paying adult. The ice cream is always delicious and fresh.

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Tony's has the best milkshakes ever! They may seem a little pricey but they are huge and perfect for sharing. Make sure to get one without a lid and you will get a huge scoop of ice cream on top! Aside from the milkshakes you can get all kinds of sundaes and awesome banana splits. Tony's makes their own ice cream right across the street. They also have a small grill that serves hotdogs and livermush sandwiches but the grill closes early.

5
★★★★★

Tony's has the best milkshakes ever! They may seem a little pricey but they are huge and perfect for sharing. Make sure to get one without a lid and you will get a huge scoop of ice cream on top! Aside from the milkshakes you can get all kinds of sundaes and awesome banana splits. Tony's makes their own ice cream right across the street. They also have a small grill that serves hotdogs and livermush sandwiches but the grill closes early.

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I too have grown up with Tony's Ice Cream. It's absolutely the best! My favorite is the butter pecan shake.....YUM! A word of advice.....get a spoon! There are so many pecans in there, they'll stop up your straw!
Be nice to the people that work there. They work hard and do a lot of bending for your palate's pleasure.

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★★★★☆

I too have grown up with Tony's Ice Cream. It's absolutely the best! My favorite is the butter pecan shake.....YUM! A word of advice.....get a spoon! There are so many pecans in there, they'll stop up your straw!
Be nice to the people that work there. They work hard and do a lot of bending for your palate's pleasure.

Pros: Most delicious ice cream you'll ever eat! Thumbs WAY up!

Cons: "May" contain a few extra calories

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Okay, so the food line is to the right of the ice cream counter. And there's an ATM machine near the door, cash only folks. This is a true institution. There were several Tony's locations, but this is the last one to survive. They make all their own ice cream at the factory next door.

I personally do what the locals do, head to the Shrimp Boat, Twin Tops Fish Camp, or R.O.'s BBQ for a bite to eat, then head to Tony's for dessert. The food is GREAT as junk food goes, but you really came for the ice cream! If you are gonna order something, go southern style with some Pimento Cheese sandwiches or "all the way" hot dogs with homemade chili and onions.

Shakes are made the old fashioned way. Hand dipped with a paddle, milk, blender. Then top it with another paddle of ice cream. My friend's favorite is Banana. Highly recommended.

My favorite is the hot fudge sundae. Add the "Wet Walnuts" for $1 more. I go for Vanilla, since the hot fudge is AWESOME with the walnuts. Topped with whipped cream and a cherry.

My aunt made the mistake of ordering the Banana Split one time. The mistake was that it could feed a family of four! It's HUGE! So, come hungry, eat messy, and leave with a smile on your face.

I always tip, seems they don't get many. But hey, when you're getting homemade icecream sundaes for under $5 you can afford to be generous. They do have kiddie size scoops available. So bring a crowd.

Did you know there's two drive-in theatres in Gaston County? Under $10 a carload. With first-run, still in theatre movies. One is closer to Charlotte at the Belmont exit. They have a double feature, with the first one starting at dusk. This is a town you should get to know. And Tony's Ice Cream is sure to become a weekend tradition. I'll see you there!

2
★★★★★

Okay, so the food line is to the right of the ice cream counter. And there's an ATM machine near the door, cash only folks. This is a true institution. There were several Tony's locations, but this is the last one to survive. They make all their own ice cream at the factory next door.

I personally do what the locals do, head to the Shrimp Boat, Twin Tops Fish Camp, or R.O.'s BBQ for a bite to eat, then head to Tony's for dessert. The food is GREAT as junk food goes, but you really came for the ice cream! If you are gonna order something, go southern style with some Pimento Cheese sandwiches or "all the way" hot dogs with homemade chili and onions.

Shakes are made the old fashioned way. Hand dipped with a paddle, milk, blender. Then top it with another paddle of ice cream. My friend's favorite is Banana. Highly recommended.

My favorite is the hot fudge sundae. Add the "Wet Walnuts" for $1 more. I go for Vanilla, since the hot fudge is AWESOME with the walnuts. Topped with whipped cream and a cherry.

My aunt made the mistake of ordering the Banana Split one time. The mistake was that it could feed a family of four! It's HUGE! So, come hungry, eat messy, and leave with a smile on your face.

I always tip, seems they don't get many. But hey, when you're getting homemade icecream sundaes for under $5 you can afford to be generous. They do have kiddie size scoops available. So bring a crowd.

Did you know there's two drive-in theatres in Gaston County? Under $10 a carload. With first-run, still in theatre movies. One is closer to Charlotte at the Belmont exit. They have a double feature, with the first one starting at dusk. This is a town you should get to know. And Tony's Ice Cream is sure to become a weekend tradition. I'll see you there!

Pros: Historic. Excellent Homemade Icecream. Huge Portions. Only 20 mins from Charlotte.

Cons: Not enough seating. Not enough room in my tummy for the huge portions.

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i was born in gastonia nc and ever since i was little ive eaten tonys ice cream its the best in the south

2
★★★★★

i was born in gastonia nc and ever since i was little ive eaten tonys ice cream its the best in the south

Pros: thumbs up

Cons: no cons

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As a resident of Gastonia and the daughter of a BBQ man from Greensboro, I know a good hot dog and Tony's has a pretty good hot dog. Not as good as JW Nuckles from Greensboro, but fair. Have tried their Ice Cream and don't see the big deal. West End in Greensboro tops them all. As for Tony's, beware of their French Fries, as either their oil is low quality or they don't change it very often....otherwise Hot Dogs are decent.

1
★★★☆☆

As a resident of Gastonia and the daughter of a BBQ man from Greensboro, I know a good hot dog and Tony's has a pretty good hot dog. Not as good as JW Nuckles from Greensboro, but fair. Have tried their Ice Cream and don't see the big deal. West End in Greensboro tops them all. As for Tony's, beware of their French Fries, as either their oil is low quality or they don't change it very often....otherwise Hot Dogs are decent.

Pros: Good Hot Dogs, Lemon ice cream

Cons: Nasty French Fries...bad grease

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This is a local little grill that serves up burgers, hotdogs, barbeque, etc. But that's not the main attraction. The fresh icecream is fantastic! They have a huge variety of flavors. Definitely try the black walnut milkshake. The staff is very friendly and service is fast. You can't go wrong at Tony's.

4
★★★★☆

This is a local little grill that serves up burgers, hotdogs, barbeque, etc. But that's not the main attraction. The fresh icecream is fantastic! They have a huge variety of flavors. Definitely try the black walnut milkshake. The staff is very friendly and service is fast. You can't go wrong at Tony's.

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I wish we had a Tonys ice cream near us. No where in the world can touch Tonys Ice Cream. It is the best ice cream and sandwich place ever built or started. I grew up in Gastonia, NC so I know what I am talking about. Everytime I know of someone going to North Carolina, I insist that they make a special trip to Gastonia and go to Tonys Ice Cream. They have the best ice cream, sundaes, milk shakes around in the entire United States. They have awesome and delicious sandwiches. Ever had a chuck wagon sandwich or livermush sandwich, hot dogs, hamburgers and etc. You haven't lived until you have tried Tonys Ice Cream.

5
★★★★★

I wish we had a Tonys ice cream near us. No where in the world can touch Tonys Ice Cream. It is the best ice cream and sandwich place ever built or started. I grew up in Gastonia, NC so I know what I am talking about. Everytime I know of someone going to North Carolina, I insist that they make a special trip to Gastonia and go to Tonys Ice Cream. They have the best ice cream, sundaes, milk shakes around in the entire United States. They have awesome and delicious sandwiches. Ever had a chuck wagon sandwich or livermush sandwich, hot dogs, hamburgers and etc. You haven't lived until you have tried Tonys Ice Cream.

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We heard about Tony's and we tried it. Being an ice cream fanatic I was disapointed.
the ice cream seemed to have a lot of air making it less creamy. as for the food.
there are much better places in Gastonia. As for the nostalga there is charm in the history unfortunatly there is very few seats after you recieve your food you can't get a seat.
For history and hometown Tony's is the place just look and then eat somewhere else.

1
★★☆☆☆

We heard about Tony's and we tried it. Being an ice cream fanatic I was disapointed.
the ice cream seemed to have a lot of air making it less creamy. as for the food.
there are much better places in Gastonia. As for the nostalga there is charm in the history unfortunatly there is very few seats after you recieve your food you can't get a seat.
For history and hometown Tony's is the place just look and then eat somewhere else.

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Tony's has great ice cream and milkshakes. They taste like homemade ice cream/milkshakes! Delicious. The staff is very friendly. The store is clean, but sometimes crowded. It's great for a hot day. Excellent ice cream. They also have hot dogs and hamburgers and that kind of food.

4
★★★★☆

Tony's has great ice cream and milkshakes. They taste like homemade ice cream/milkshakes! Delicious. The staff is very friendly. The store is clean, but sometimes crowded. It's great for a hot day. Excellent ice cream. They also have hot dogs and hamburgers and that kind of food.

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One of the nicest reasons for living in Gaston County! Tony's Ice Cream has been a sweet treat since 1915. Nothing better than getting a hot dog "all the way" and topping it off with one of Tony's huge banana splits. Unless you are a revenous teen, better plan on splitting this with your wife or favorite other. Try their Black Cherry, Banana and Black Walnut flavors !!!

2
★★★★★

One of the nicest reasons for living in Gaston County! Tony's Ice Cream has been a sweet treat since 1915. Nothing better than getting a hot dog "all the way" and topping it off with one of Tony's huge banana splits. Unless you are a revenous teen, better plan on splitting this with your wife or favorite other. Try their Black Cherry, Banana and Black Walnut flavors !!!

Pros: Terrific Ice Cream, Nostalgic venue

Cons: None

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When I was growing up in Gastonia, one of my favorite things to do was go to Tony's with my grandpa. He would mention the word "Tony's" to any of his 30 grandchildren and all eyes instantly lit up and everyone was ready to jump in the car and go! The ice cream is better than any others that I have ever tasted in my entire life. Now, when I have the chance, I continue my grandpa's tradition with the children in my family by taking them to Tony's. I understand why he took us so many times. Seeing the expressions of excitement and the children's eyes light up when I say "Tony's" is priceless.

2
★★★★★

When I was growing up in Gastonia, one of my favorite things to do was go to Tony's with my grandpa. He would mention the word "Tony's" to any of his 30 grandchildren and all eyes instantly lit up and everyone was ready to jump in the car and go! The ice cream is better than any others that I have ever tasted in my entire life. Now, when I have the chance, I continue my grandpa's tradition with the children in my family by taking them to Tony's. I understand why he took us so many times. Seeing the expressions of excitement and the children's eyes light up when I say "Tony's" is priceless.

Pros: Inexpensive, High Quality, Fast Service

Cons: Not Enough Parking, Crowded, Small Tables

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What's all the fuss? it's low cost, cheap in quality ice cream. Much better products and service and much nicer places are available in Gastonia. Tony's is ok, but it's not to die for.

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★☆☆☆☆

What's all the fuss? it's low cost, cheap in quality ice cream. Much better products and service and much nicer places are available in Gastonia. Tony's is ok, but it's not to die for.

Pros: location

Cons: product not good, hours, parking

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This is hands down the best ice cream around. Not too sweet and not too heavy just right for one of those hot summer days.

2
★★★★★

This is hands down the best ice cream around. Not too sweet and not too heavy just right for one of those hot summer days.

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Tony's has always made their own ice cream...I went there when I was a child...favorite is 'black cherry milkshake'. They make the best and most original milkshake around. Also, the grill is excellent. Always top health ratings...due to the management of one; Janie! If you get a shake order with NO LID.

2
★★★★★

Tony's has always made their own ice cream...I went there when I was a child...favorite is 'black cherry milkshake'. They make the best and most original milkshake around. Also, the grill is excellent. Always top health ratings...due to the management of one; Janie! If you get a shake order with NO LID.

Pros: hearty portions, quick service, hometown atmoshere

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Tony's Ice Cream has been a consitant product for over 50 years and quality is a trademark for their products. I would recomment the Grape Ice Cream either as a cone or milkshake.

2
★★★★☆

Tony's Ice Cream has been a consitant product for over 50 years and quality is a trademark for their products. I would recomment the Grape Ice Cream either as a cone or milkshake.

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Personall, I love Tony's Ice Cream. They have the best shakes around, but be ready to share it with someone. They are huge, and every bit worth the price. I go for the regular old vanilla. The food is also great if you are in the mood for an old fashioned hamburger and french fries.

2
★★★★☆

Personall, I love Tony's Ice Cream. They have the best shakes around, but be ready to share it with someone. They are huge, and every bit worth the price. I go for the regular old vanilla. The food is also great if you are in the mood for an old fashioned hamburger and french fries.

Pros: Great Ice Cream

Cons: Crowded, Not Enough Seating, Payment Options

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Tony's Ice cream is truly a place to have authentic home made ice cream. The milkshakes are something that you have to try, to understand how delicious they really are.

2
★★★★★

Tony's Ice cream is truly a place to have authentic home made ice cream. The milkshakes are something that you have to try, to understand how delicious they really are.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good Food

Cons: Not enough parking

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Tony's ice cream is the very best ice cream any where

2
★★★★★

Tony's ice cream is the very best ice cream any where

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Tony's Ice Cream is absolutely the best anywhere. Certainly try the Chocolate or Black Walnut milkshakes. To die for. Also, the Banana Split is quite tasty as well. Either will quench your craving for the best ice cream in the southeast.

2
★★★★★

Tony's Ice Cream is absolutely the best anywhere. Certainly try the Chocolate or Black Walnut milkshakes. To die for. Also, the Banana Split is quite tasty as well. Either will quench your craving for the best ice cream in the southeast.

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I think Tony's has Ben and Jerry's beat! They have the best homemade ice cream I've ever had! If you have a sweet tooth, you should definitely check it out. Try the grape--it's my favorite.

2
★★★★★

I think Tony's has Ben and Jerry's beat! They have the best homemade ice cream I've ever had! If you have a sweet tooth, you should definitely check it out. Try the grape--it's my favorite.

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Tony's is beyond an ice cream store, nay, it is the sheer matter of myth. Milkshakes of epic proportions abound in a land of red vinyl ruled by an old woman that has worked there for probably 50 years. For we Gastonian's we are proud to introduce any willing Yankee to a true Southern treat. If you really want a treat, get a Livermush sandwich, you will be thanking Tony's for existing for the rest of your life. Now, Ben and Jerry's it ain't, and its all the better for being so.

2
★★★★★

Tony's is beyond an ice cream store, nay, it is the sheer matter of myth. Milkshakes of epic proportions abound in a land of red vinyl ruled by an old woman that has worked there for probably 50 years. For we Gastonian's we are proud to introduce any willing Yankee to a true Southern treat. If you really want a treat, get a Livermush sandwich, you will be thanking Tony's for existing for the rest of your life. Now, Ben and Jerry's it ain't, and its all the better for being so.

Pros: Um, its Tonys.

Cons: On Franklin Blvd.

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I love tonys Ice cream it reminds me of how my meemaw use to live back in the old days

2
★★★★☆

I love tonys Ice cream it reminds me of how my meemaw use to live back in the old days

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Having heard about this place as Gastonia's answer to Ben and Jerry's, it was with salivating anticipation that we made the treck to Tony's.

Well, the shakes with a scoop of ice cream may be great (we didn't have one), but the ice cream itself is quite ordinary. Clearly, the high butterfat revolution in ice cream has bypassed Gastonia, sad for me, but a misfortune which is probably good for the health of the local populace.

Even my 7 year old daughter (whose personal taste buds are generally alligned in inverse correlation to food quality) said, "This chocolate ice cream isn't very chocolatey."

1
★★☆☆☆

Having heard about this place as Gastonia's answer to Ben and Jerry's, it was with salivating anticipation that we made the treck to Tony's.

Well, the shakes with a scoop of ice cream may be great (we didn't have one), but the ice cream itself is quite ordinary. Clearly, the high butterfat revolution in ice cream has bypassed Gastonia, sad for me, but a misfortune which is probably good for the health of the local populace.

Even my 7 year old daughter (whose personal taste buds are generally alligned in inverse correlation to food quality) said, "This chocolate ice cream isn't very chocolatey."

 

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