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Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor

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

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 18
    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
Old time ice cream parlor

Ice cream sodas and excellent quality ice cream. The bittersweet chocolate sauce, sadly, just tasted like Hershey's. Great service and decent prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Stevensville, Montana
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  • Families with children
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Sugar Bowl hasn't changed since 1958 and that's what you love about this ice cream parlor/diner. Pretty in pink it calls you back to your youth and a simpler time. They still present a diet coke on a saucer with a paper doilies. The food is simple and yummy. If in Scottsdale, swing through Old Town and have lunch... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Good food, excellent ice cream and wonderful staff. What a great place to visit and relax for lunch or just ice cream.

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Stevensville, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Ice cream sodas and excellent quality ice cream. The bittersweet chocolate sauce, sadly, just tasted like Hershey's. Great service and decent prices.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great ice cream, clean facility, friendly, helpful staff. Food available as well. Cute décor, open late.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Decent food, but go more for the experience and ice cream, of course.....small arcade in back, lots of fun history....

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Tokyo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I love the charming interior! The menu cover has some comic strips by Bil Keane. I got the Buster Brownie sundae and my husband got the Dark Chocolate Malt. We were both in sugary heaven the whole time we were in Sugar Bowl. We'll definitely be back the next time we're in town!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Read about this place on TA and was just ecstatic to find it just as quaint and authentic as described. My daughter and I went and just sat in awe at the menu. The desserts are large portions and Amazing. But mostly it's just the classic style and service of this place. I highly recommend. Still run and owned by... More 

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Kansas
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We heard so much about the Sugar Bowl before we even got to Scottsdale. I'm not sure what the hype is. Sure, there's some nostalgia to the place...but at the same time it seemed a bit unkempt. The ice cream was just your run of the mill ice cream and the staff seemed a little standoffish.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We finished up our evening at the sugar bowl, we each had a sundae, it was homemade and great. Check this place out with the kids to close out a night out.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Delicious chocolate malt! Great original 1959 Soda Fountain and Ice Cream Parlor. Must do if you are in Old Town Scottsdale.

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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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?