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Zaharako's Ice Cream Parlor

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329 Washington St, Columbus, IN 47201-6743
11:00 - 20:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere is nice but chairs are rather uncomfortable. Enjoyed the music. Food took forever and was not good. Service was mediocre. Would certainly recommend their ice cream.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I had visited here some years ago with co-workers, but I wanted to take my wife back for a nice Saturday afternoon experience. We enjoyed this historic, beautiful little restaurant with food and ice cream. We both had sandwiches and soup. My wife had the ham and cheese with chicken tortilla soup. She said they were both very good. I... More 

Thank Steve B
Columbus, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful. Historic. Great ice cream and food. Waitress staff great, especially Adrian. She was kind and quick.

Thank Dianna G
Floyds Knobs, Indiana, United States
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The history happening this building is amazing. The only thing better than that is the ice cream. Everything was delicious!!! And watching them prepare everything made us feel like we were there in the 1900s. The music, the atmosphere the old architecture. The homemade ice cream!!! I would gladly wait a few extra minutes for the old time experience!! I... More 

Thank Joshua B
Columbus, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Columbus most of my life. I have gone to Zaharako's for years! The atmosphere is fun and the ice cream and soda choices are great! Bit of advice, eat before you get there. The food is awful! We have tried many times. I used to love the gom cheeseburger but no more. The food is usually... More 

Thank Michelle K
Columbus, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

In Columbus, a person can journey from the modern architecture to the old fashion ice cream parlor in a matter of a few blocks. Zaharako's is sheer beauty. It takes you back to yester year with grace and beauty. The musical organs with multiple instruments playing is such a treat to hear. People of all ages will enjoy Zaharako's and... More 

Thank stephenhZ4337AJ
Columbus, Indiana
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A wonderful place for kids to see the way it was back in the day. Watch the pipe organ and other music boxes. This place was a hangout for high school dates, started by the Zaharako brothers, and a place for part time jobs. The present owners have did a great job of restoring to a time in the past.

Thank Jerry R
Terre Haute, Indiana
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were a group of 10...8 children & 2 adults. They managed to place us in a booth in the back where all of us could sit together. Ice cream was good! Servers and hostess were fantastic. Interesting little museum to occupy the time while we waited to be seated (bring quarters for banjo-music box!).

Thank saxsellers
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5 reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing preserved soda fountain, ice cream parlor. Good food, better antique music boxes--antique 'jukeboxes with real instruments, pipes, instead of records. .

Thank da4597
Harrison, Ohio
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Zaharakos was all depends ked put I. Christmas it's got the best icecream around we always have to stop when we are in. Edinburgh and Brown county love all the old time music boxes great place

Thank pafury

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Washington St, Columbus, IN 47201-6743
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 812-378-1900

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