Gastonia Past

United States

#1 Mar 19, 2009
#2 Tonys IceCream 40's or 50's
Keith Rearden

Powell, TN

#3 Jul 12, 2009
I used to go there in the 70's and 80's.

I disagree

Gastonia, NC

#4 Jul 13, 2009
Keith Rearden wrote:
I know this is only my opinion, but I disagree. When I first moved here with my wife in 99 all she talked about was how good Tony's ice cream is. Well, after a few years I finally had a chance to eat some and I was not impressed. Maybe it is being made differently now then when she was a child, but I would not mind if I never ate it again. Just tasted average to me.

This isn't written to degrade anybody, or put anybody down. This is justs my stated opinion.

Kannapolis, NC

#5 Aug 31, 2009
When writing about Tonys they never mention the founder Tony Jenetta.
Keith Rearden

Powell, TN

#6 Oct 28, 2009
In response to "I disagree", it may not be as good as it use to be. I have not eaten there in 20 years.
Muhammad Bizel

Iron Station, NC

#7 Oct 31, 2009
Gastonia is a redneck mill town. You can keep your F....icecream!!!

Murfreesboro, TN

#8 Jan 16, 2010
Muhammad Bizel wrote:
Gastonia is a redneck mill town. You can keep your F....icecream!!!
F... you!!! Your name says it all!!!

Oakland, MD

#9 Apr 8, 2010
I was born and raised in Gastonia my family moved to Philly when i was 16 . i remeber tony's ice cream it was a sunday favorite. I still go by there whenever i visit home and i take my kids and tell them the stories of my child hood.
vanessa, PA

Oakland, MD

#10 Apr 8, 2010
does anybody know where i can get pictures of old gastonia from the 1950's-1970 I'm particularly looking for pictures of the old lightner Cab company, the dairy bar and the old Highland elementary School if you can help me please e-mail me at [email protected]
thank you
Joe Black

Kings Mountain, NC

#11 Jan 5, 2011
Tonys ice cream is the real stuff unlike the junk you get at the fast food places. I believe the other person had bad taste buds LOL. The only other ice cream i rember was Sunrise Dairy and i believe Sunkiss they where all great.

Gastonia, NC

#12 Jan 5, 2011
anyone wanting to see a good site on Gastonia should visit
An insider

Greenville, SC

#13 Sep 25, 2012
They don't mention Tony Janetta much because the owners now would like you to believe their father was the one who made Tony's what it is, but in fact it was their uncle. Their ice cream isn't what it used to be at all because they worry more about pinching every single penny and finding the cheapest ingredients. It's no longer a place for the working man to bring his family to eat. Sad really

United States

#14 Jan 11, 2013
M aby its just a gastonia thing bc i luv it there best food and ice cream foot long hot dogs theeee best:-)

Gastonia, NC

#15 Jan 13, 2013
I have to agree that tonys ice cream is not what it use to be and the cost is ridicuious ....every once in a while I'll break down and stop in and get me a milk shake ....I do love their hot fudge cake ....It Rocks ..

Fort Mill, SC

#16 Jun 9, 2013
Remember the old lightner cab company! Miss those old businesses that made this place pretty nice, been here a long time...thanks for the memories here!

Gastonia, NC

#17 Oct 9, 2013
Remshaw wrote:
When writing about Tonys they never mention the founder Tony Jenetta.
I think the family name is Colletta, and the next generation still owns the business. I love the ice cream!
Alison Cox

Huntington, WV

#18 Jan 28, 2014
I hate it. That's why I moved to Shelby.

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