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Tom's Ice Cream Bowl

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Gotta stop here when driving by! I am hooked on Tom's freshly roasted peanuts and cashews! Yep... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Once again, a great experience for first timers and nostalgia for us that have been going there for... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Traverse City, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Gotta stop here when driving by! I am hooked on Tom's freshly roasted peanuts and cashews! Yep, they do it themselves! And make sure you get one of the largest sundaes ever too - yum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cas2277
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Once again, a great experience for first timers and nostalgia for us that have been going there for years. This trip we had a couple of friends new to Toms and a couple of friends that remember the "old" days. All of us enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank genetour
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This restaurant is adorable, all dressed up in 50's fashion. Food is very good, and the candy and nut selection are reasonable too. Great place to visit for an ole fashion milkshake and burger and fries!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in and had a great lunch. If you are in the area it's a must stop in. Had a hamburger and a hot fudge brownie sunday. However I'm sure any choice would be a good one.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Cecilbusdriver
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I was driving on I-70 after working in West Virginia. I approached State St. in Zanesville and opted to stop for a sandwich and peanuts to take with me (the best peanut place in Ohio!!!!!) Just as I expected... perfect!!! Good waitress, cheap, and the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank gary c
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I have been eating at Tom's Ice Cream Bowl for more than 50 years. It is part of Zanesville's history. My father went there when he was in high school. It's not been updated that I recall. Jukebox and small little tables fill the block...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank quilt4awhile
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We expected to see Andy, Opie, and Aunt Bea. Loved how they kept up with the old fashion look, even the counter. We only ate ice cream but Ohhhhh was it good! The Tevis family!

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank 1ThePenguinLady
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My little sister worked their for 3 years. It was her 1st job. She started at 15 and stayed til she graduated. She loved working there, the staff were all very friendly and family oriented. And the ice cream is amazing.! One of my all...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank rachnalan
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Walking into the place it felt like Mayberry. Loved that the young men were dressed in bow ties, gave it a legitimate ice cream parlor feel. Homemade ice cream, fresh brownies, house roasted nuts, and gourmet candies- the walnut caramels were excellent. We will definitely...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Josie P
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Have visited Tom's for nearly 65 years and it continues to deliver too much good ice cream and the same furniture I recall from the 50's.

Date of experience: June 2016
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