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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 - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 149
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  • 49
    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
Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor, Scottsdale, AZ

This place is popular! Did have a bit of a wait for a table. The menu was very diverse and the food delicious but the ice cream.... yummy! The back area has games for children and can be quite noisy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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  • Families with children
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Kemnay, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A old fashioned ice cream parlour that is an institution in Old Scottsdale. Any visit be it for a sandwich or soda can be enhanced with an ice cream. The cartoons on the walls make it a place of delights

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Happened upon the Sugar Bowl when taking in Old Town. Very good food and Ice Cream shake was great. Love the old time feel, will definitely make it back here soon.

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Tracy, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

WOW - that is what I said when I walked it. Thought I had gone back in time to the 1950s. Rather than red and silver, this place is pink & silver, but has all the things (plus a few) that a malt shop had. I had one of their Blarney Dream parfaits - it was lovely to look at... More 

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Carlsbad, CA USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

a real malt shop. great shakes and sandwiches in a '50's style setting that is actually from the 1950's. friendly and fast.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Even if you're tempted to get two scoops, don't. One is plenty! Tasty treats sure to please everyone in your group. Cheerful staff. Nice place to cool off.

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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

At first glance I belived it to be just an old pink colored Ice cream shop. After We had tasted our treats, I said this reminds me of a time long passed when Ice cream was real Ice Cream. Oh so good for the tummy.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went here just for the ice cream treats. You have to try a parfait or a Camelback sundae, the food people around us were ordering looked tempting too.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Go back and enjoy the old malt, shake, mountain of ice cream, a root beer float . . . even sandwiches in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. I ate their after sneeking out with my hubby to be on the day of our wedding to share a shake with two straws. Even THAT was old-fashioned then, but my Italian... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This place is popular! Did have a bit of a wait for a table. The menu was very diverse and the food delicious but the ice cream.... yummy! The back area has games for children and can be quite noisy.

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75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Stopped in here with a friend and ordered a few sundaes. Good ice cream but it didn't seem above average. ...and no peanut butter options. We are peanut butter livers and they had no options with peanut butter, not even a shake. Worth a try but we probably won't be back again.

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Additional Information about Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor

Address: 4005 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4424
Phone Number: 480-946-0051
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Downtown Scottsdale
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 8
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Family Fare

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?