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Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor

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Downtown Scottsdale
American, Dessert, Family Fare
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4005 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4424
480-946-0051
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 139
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  • 144
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must visit

Great throw back to the 50's. Ice cream is great as is the atmosphere. Nice way to cool off on a hot afternoon. I'll return here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Chenchy
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Spring, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Felt like I stepped back in time. Ice cream shop that also serves sandwiches and such. We were there late in the evening so it seemed everyone was there for dessert. My family had banana splits and sundaes. They were all very good! Located in old town Scottsdale, charming area.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had shakes. They were awesome and our service was awesome. No complaint there! BUT both the men's and women's rest rooms were disgusting.... If I went into the restroom first, I would not have ordered. Honestly, I wish I had.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visit the Sugar Bowl on a regular baisis. We always split a wonderful sandwich, have a cup of their great soup. And of course we have to split one of their super malts.

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Great throw back to the 50's. Ice cream is great as is the atmosphere. Nice way to cool off on a hot afternoon. I'll return here!

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Loudonville, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is what I think a1950's ice cream parlor would look like back in the day. Loved the abundance of pink and the happy vibes. Great sundaes and sodas and a choice of sandwiches if ice cream is not your game.

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Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

I can not eat ice cream but they had sherbet which was awesome. We had a blast and my friends were spoiled for choice

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great place to stop for ice cream. I had the flavor of the day and my husband had a large dish of Rocky road. Serving sizes are large!! They also serve sandwiches.

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Clearwater, FL
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375 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

After dinner we took a "work off the calories" walk. We failed the ice cream temptation offered by the Sugar Bowl Ice Cream joint. Two of us had root beer floats and two of us mint chocolate chip. The calorie walk utterly failed. The ice cream was fantastic.

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Elmira, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Everyone said we needed to stop here at least once, for the experience as well as the ice cream, and they were right. I wasnt alive in the 50s but I feel like now I've visited them. And the ice cream was great! Lots of flavor even in the "plain" vanilla, and super creamy. Maybe one visit isn't enough.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

On my recent visit to Scottsdale, I stopped at the Sugar Bowl after an eleven year absence. It was basically the same except a little worn. The pinks weren't as pink, and if you have been here, you know about the color pink! The decor was the same. Same pictures, same knick-knacks, fake flowers. The young man behind the counter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4005 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4424
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Downtown Scottsdale
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: 480-946-0051

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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