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Tommy’s Sno-Balls

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Tommy's Sno-balls: Cool off with a Sweet Treat from this Pensacola Favorite.
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

There’s a reason why snowballs from Tommy’s are a summertime staple for so many visitors to Navarre Beach, Florida near Pensacola Beach. The tastiest snowballs around, an unbelievable assortment of flavors, and super-friendly service are just a few of the things this area hotspot has going for it.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

If you really want to know if a place is worth visiting, there’s one foolproof indicator for finding out: Ask a local. And when it comes to sweet treats in Navarre Beach, Florida near Pensacola, you’ll find no spot that earns more enthusiastic reviews than Tommy’s Sno-balls. Locals and visitors alike rave about this area institution offering a near-endless supply of flavors and fun. 

We can think of no better way to cap off a day at the beach — or really any day, for that matter — than with an ice-cold and refreshing sno-ball. Tommy’s Sno-balls is all about this frosty favorite. From classics like Cherry and Watermelon to more outside-the-box flavors like Mango Tango, Princess and Dump Cake, no discussion of Tommy’s is complete without mention of its massive, 100-plus selection of melt-in-your-mouth sno-balls.

Unlike many other sno-ball places, they don’t skimp on the syrup or portions here. The prices are affordable, too, making Tommy’s a perfect place to bring the whole family. And while Tommy’s may be best known for its snowballs, the menu includes other treats as well, including Cajun-style hot boiled peanuts. 

There’s ample seating courtesy of picnic areas both in front and back of the establishment. You even get to choose between sun and shade thanks to a spacious big tent. There are even swings for kids to play on giving adults a chance to relax after a long day. If you have the good fortune of meeting Tommy himself, be sure to ask him how the business came to be. 

Tommy’s Sno-balls boasts a convenient location right at the base of the Navarre Bridge. And while it may look humble from the outside, fans would be willing to trek much further thanks to the high quality, reasonable prices and exceptional service. 

While you can’t go wrong with whatever you pick, a few of our favorite snowball flavors included the following:

This sweet and buttery snowball is one of Tommy’s biggest sellers — and with good reason. If you’re traveling with a Harry Potter fan, this one is even more of a must-do. 

Key Lime Pie
Just like the light and zingy Southern dessert for which it’s named, but in sno-ball form. 

All of the sugary-sweet flavor of cotton candy packed into one scrumptious sno-ball. 

Strawberry Lemonade
What’s better than a nice, cold glass of strawberry lemonade? A Strawberry Lemonade sno-ball, of course! 

Insider Tips:
– The hours change during the off-season, so call ahead if you’re planning on visiting during fall or winter. 
– Can’t find the perfect flavor among the huge selection available? Tommy and his staff members will happily let you create your own concoction. 
– Expect long lines in the summer. Believe us when we say it’s worth the wait. 
– Visiting Navarre with a four-legged friend? There are special flavors just for fur babies.  Our pup’s pick? Peanut Butter.