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Welcome to Ron’s

Gourmet ice cream and bowling

Gourmet Ice Cream

What makes Ron’s world famous ice cream so special? We use only the highest quality ingredients for that gourmet, award-winning taste. Try it and you’ll agree that Ron’s Ice Cream is the best!

Bowling & Parties

New England Candlepin Bowling at it’s best! Join us on the lanes for a game with friends and family. Book a birthday party or join a league. The fun starts at Ron’s.

Ice Cream Cakes

Make your next occasion extra special with a hand-crafted ice cream cake from Ron’s. Custom made to your specifications, a Ron’s ice cream cake will be the center of attention at any gathering.

Ron’s Signature Flavors
Black Raspberry
BR Chip Yogurt
Brownie Nut
Butter Pecan
Caramel Fudge Brownie
Cherry Vanilla
Chocolate Chip
Coffee Madness
Cookie Dough
Dutch Chocolate
Frozen Pudding
Grape nut
Irish Coffee
Kahlua Chip
Maple Walnut
Milk Chocolate
Mint Chip
Mocha Almond
Orange Sherbet
Oreo Cake Batter
PB Explosion
Raspberry Lemon Sorbet
Rum Raisin
Salted Caramel
Coconut Awesome *
No Sugar Added

* Hyde Park only
** Dedham only

Ron's Story

A family business since 1952, Twentieth Century Bowling Lanes in Hyde Park was originally a combination bowling alley on the first floor and an 18 table pool hall in the basement started by Ron’s father, Julius.

Julius ran the business with Ron’s help until 1976 when Ron took over the operation.  Ron being a great lover of food always wanted to add something to his hot dog and soft serve ice cream business. The opportunity came from a mistake by the Hood Milk company who sent the wrong ice cream mix to the alley in the early 1980s.  This mistake proved to be just the spark Ron needed to go after the emerging market of quality ice cream. After a few years of tinkering with the recipes, his hard work paid off. The dense, high quality ice cream was voted one of the World’s Best Ice Creams by National Geographic Magazine in 2007.

In 1999 with his son Jay in college studying business, the opportunity came about to own a second location which he has now proudly owned for the last 20 years. Once Jay graduated from Bryant College (pictured here at graduation) he has jumped in to continue the hard work and dedication needed to bring Ron’s into the future of family entertainment!



Jay C

Jay has been with Ron’s Ice Cream since 1997 when he worked at Ron’s on the weekends in college to make extra money. He started working full-time in 2001 after graduating from Bryant College. When Jay isn’t working you can see him on the lanes or at Connor’s Martial Arts Academy where he is a white belt in Jiu Jitsu.



Pat is our Dedham store manager.  She is always there with a smile when you need it.  Her friendship with Ron and Ron’s started over 30 years ago when her son joined the kids bowling league in Hyde Park when he was 5.  Her son is same age as Jay and they have been friends ever since.



Karli is the most creative of the Ron’s employees.  Need a cake for that special occasion? Karli is the one to call. From a smiley face to a Christmas wreath, Karli is our cake artist in residence.  She always will do all she can to help.  She has been with Ron’s for over 2 years now


Party with us!

Candlepin Bowling and Ice Cream. Is there any better combination for a birthday party? We offer party packages to delight all party planners!

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