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Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor

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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 193
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  • 170
    Very good
  • 57
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  • 20
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Step Back into the 50s

Although ice cream is their main stay, we went for lunch. The Ruben and chilli burger were delicious. The service was amazing and friendly. At lunch time we were in and our in 30 minutes. Everyone seemed happy to be there. The decor is strictly out of the 1950's. It is soooo pink. Will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TGB40
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're an ice cream lover, come here definitely. They have some over the top sundaes and wonderful fresh orange sherbet.

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Thank Harley-journey-girl
Jasper, Alberta, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we are in Scottsdale it is a guarantee that we visit the Sugar Bowl multiple times. My favourite is the buster brownie and the banana split is excellent for sharing.

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Thank Jason B
Woodbury, New York
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are an ice cream lover you wont be disappointed. Always busy and for good reasons, lots of goody's to choose from.

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Thank William C
Calgary, Canada
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405 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although ice cream is their main stay, we went for lunch. The Ruben and chilli burger were delicious. The service was amazing and friendly. At lunch time we were in and our in 30 minutes. Everyone seemed happy to be there. The decor is strictly out of the 1950's. It is soooo pink. Will be back for ice cream.

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Thank TGB40
Alexandria, Virginia
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sugar Bowl is historic and it shows. The dining is dull, the atmosphere is lackluster and the staff is friendly but very hurried. Unfortunately, the establishment is full of tourists isiting Old Town instead of locals enjoying their hometown history. I was expecting a premier ice cream parlor based on the reviews but this place is average at best.... More 

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Thank XYguy
Los Angeles
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Sugar Bowl for dinner and dessert. Staff is very friendly. Got there at 6pm on a Thursday, nobody in the restaurant. By the time we left at 8pm, there were more people. Our food was so-so. Had a roast beef sandwich. Meat was dry and tough. Came with chips and a pickle. Ordered a house salad which had... More 

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Thank GiantsFanLosAngeles
Redmond, Washington
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120 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here and the food is great diner food. There is also 3 pages of treats to choose from. The service is great and I would definitely go back again.

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Thank ChrisMac17
Calgary
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73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want an old fashioned ice cream parlour this is it! The portions are huge and price is great. If you come for lunch or supper as well they make a great soup and sandwich, games room in the back the kids love!

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Thank leelee6789
Franklin, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a bigger place than you'd expect a soda shop to be. Our group all got ice cream, and every flavor was amazing, but they have regular diner-type food, too. The place was full even on a weekday afternoon in the winter. Friendly service, family atmosphere, and apparently a favorite spot of Family Circus cartoonist Bil Keane!

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Thank Carrie L
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were walking around Old Scottsdale and decided to stop for ice cream at this well known family operated place. It is a fun place and has a nice menu in addition to the ice cream. My wife and I shared a mocha ice cream soda. It was delicious. We saw others served equally appealing desserts.

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Thank Ed S

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?