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Zaharakos

329 Washington St, Columbus, Indiana 47201 USA

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Open Now
Wed 11a-8p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Wifi
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“One Unforgettable Location Since 1900”

Step inside Zaharakos (Zuh-HARE-uh-koes) to find an ice cream parlor of stained glass, carved oak, and marble. Look for the Tiffany-style lamp and the double soda fountains. Listen to the rich, full sound of the Welte orchestrion. Learn about soda fountains and mechanical music when you visit the museum.

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Reviewed by
JennBaum

  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 08, 2015
Rated 4.0

My son and I enjoyed our tasty, well portioned, mid cost lunches while listening to beautiful music. Ordering from the ice cream parlor is a must! It is gorgeous! And if that wasn't enough, there's also a small museum and gift shop/candy store, too! Tip: Prepare for street parking.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
LisaMPaz

  • 8 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
April 06, 2015
Rated 4.0

Beautiful place, very nostalgic. It was very quiet on Easter Sunday.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
andrew.parent

  • 16 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 12, 2015
Rated 4.0

The ice cream, soda, and atmosphere are all excellent. You should absolutely stop here. However, the food is sub par, so stick to dessert. Enjoy!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
medwards528

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
July 02, 2014

Very cute, loved the vintage charm. Seating at the counter is first come first served, but you'll need to wait to get a table. the ice cream is delicious of course, and it's even made on site! We would definitely make it a stop again if we were back in Columbus.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Lori

  • Road Warrior
  • 24 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 29, 2014

This was a beautiful ice cream store.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
tc28

  • 20 Reviews
  • 38 Helpful
August 18, 2013

I am so glad we stopped here. The food and the shakes were awesome. We had our dog with us and there were a few tables outside to accommodate us. Our waitress even stayed outside with our dog so we could all go inside and get a family picture! I wish we had more time in this town. There was a neat little Children's Museum that we would have loved to stop in. There was a nice indoor mall play area across the street for the kids to run off some energy while waiting on our food. This was a very nice town. It felt very welcoming and if I was looking for somewhere to live I would consider this place.

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Reviewed by
rivermomma

  • 16 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 26, 2018
Rated 5.0

This as a great stop and fun for all ages!

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Reviewed by
ccunning

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 09, 2018
Rated 5.0

Neat place! The kids really liked it. Very “old-timey” feel to the place, and a lot of antique soda fountains and fixtures. Staff was really friendly, particularly considering how busy the place was. Food tasted great, and the desserts did not disappoint! Fun stop!

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Reviewed by
hsarao

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 04, 2018
Rated 2.0

Very unfriendly star. Kept telling us, "You can't do that" to all options. Icecream was ok

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Reviewed by
irismercado

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 01, 2018
Rated 5.0

It’s beautiful! All the details accounted for and the staff will also share the history. We walked in as Union soldiers were wondering out to join a re-enactment. At first we thought they were actors part of the shop, but apparently Civil War re-enactments happen quite often in the area.

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Zaharakos

329 Washington St
Columbus, Indiana
47201 USA

Hours

Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Yes Parking
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