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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
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Most recent review
- May 19, 2014
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17 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
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
1 review
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 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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Benson, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The only real ice cream place in Benson otherwise it would have gone out of business a long time ago. I wouldn't think you could mess up ice cream, but somehow they manage. The service is good and prices reasonable. But every time I go there, no matter what I order, it tastes "off". And stay away from their coffee... More

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