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Old Benson Ice Cream Shop

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102 West 4th Street, Benson, AZ
Today
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
treats

No other ice cream place was opened. Large variety of flavors offers ice cream and sorbet. Person very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Dianne H
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Snowflake, Arizona, United States
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Snowflake, Arizona, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

No other ice cream place was opened. Large variety of flavors offers ice cream and sorbet. Person very friendly.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 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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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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148 reviews 148 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 West 4th Street, Benson, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Benson

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?