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Old Benson Ice Cream Shop

102 West 4th Street, Benson, AZ
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Ranked #7 of 35 Restaurants in Benson
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Got a chocolate dipped vanilla come. Was very good! Small town had good amount of people here on a Saturday night for ice cream.

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Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have used this ice cream place 4 times and never been disappointed. We do only get a medium or large chocolate dipped ice cream cones but they are always GREAT. Highly recommend this as an after dinner dessert stop. $ 2.50 for medium dipped cone and well worth it.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I came to this place when stopping in Benson for gas and was amazed that they had so many flavors! Muchbetter than DQ! The girl who was behind the counter wasn't at all bothered by how many questions I had to ask (as they have a huge menu and most of it sounds delicious). I decided on the Prickly Pear... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Soft serve ice cream that melts immediately or blue belle hard scoop. Not worth the calories. Filthy outdoor seating.

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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141 reviews 141 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a quaint little DQ type place in downtown Benson. Basically the same as DQ but with many many more flavors of soft serve (something like 60) and 6-8 flavors of Blue Bell ice cream. They also have lattes but I haven't tried those. Definitely a must stop if you want an ice cream fix.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

They have 60 flavors of soft serve and 8 flavors of hard ice cream. In the heat of the desert this place is a must stop. There are shaded areas for sitting outside.

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Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

essentially the same offerings as a dairy queen (which is was for years as our kids grew up) but the ambience of small town ice cream shop makes it feel even better

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Tucson, Arizona
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I spotted this place as I drove through Benson a while back, and on a return trip for a weekend reprieve from the Tucson heat, this place was top of my list to visit. While not much in Benson has survived the decline in the economy, this little place seems to do just fine. It's akin of old Dairy Queens... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Stopped as this ice cream shop on the way to Tombstone, and it was that good I stopped on the way back for second helpings!!! There's at least 40 different flavours of ice cream in the soft style, and at least 10 in the hard style!!! If your passing through and it's hot, it's a great place to stop!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Best ice cream for 40 miles! I love it. Creamy and just plain good with great choices!!! Right on the main road and the girls are super friendly. There are a few picnic tables right next to the train tracks so you can watch the freight trains go by...just plain old fashioned goodness!

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