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40 East Main Street, Luray, VA 22835
+1 540-743-4777
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: A must destination for both visitors and locals. Stephan's Sugar Shack is...
A must destination for both visitors and locals. Stephan's Sugar Shack is a beach theme ice cream parlor, complete with a sand and sea shells that is truly one of a kind. Over 50 flavors of ice cream (Hershey's and Dippin Dots) and Italian Ice are served by a friendly staff while the best songs from summers past play in the background. Products include milk shakes, floats, sundaes, cones, and our famous ice cream pies.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ice cream done right!

Had a black cherry cone, was immense for a small, could not finish it all. Hubby had a rootbeer float, nothing remained of his but he said it hit the spot. They have outdoor seating as well as indoor, clean restrooms and reasonable prices. Hershey's ice cream and dipping dots are available. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had a black cherry cone, was immense for a small, could not finish it all. Hubby had a rootbeer float, nothing remained of his but he said it hit the spot. They have outdoor seating as well as indoor, clean restrooms and reasonable prices. Hershey's ice cream and dipping dots are available. Very friendly staff to make this place a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We love this place. They have Hershey's ice cream which is awesome and many flavors to choose from! They also now tell you beside the name tag for each ice cream, which ones were gluten free! They have dipping dots too, but never had them. Slightly high price but super yummy!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

They sell Hershey's hard ice cream and Dippin' Dots. Cashier was super friendly and gave my son an extra big helping cuz I would only let him have the small. Expensive, though: $5.25 (tax incl.) for a small cup of Dippin' Dots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

My family loves Stephan's Sugar Shack! Half of my family likes ice cream and the other half likes Dippin' Dots! It's the best of both worlds! We live just outside of the town of Luray, so it's nice to stop in and get some anytime we want!

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My family came in for ice cream right as they were closing and the owner stayed open and made us feel right at home and didn't rush us a bit. Great hospitality, great service. Very clean place and my kids loved the bright, fun ambience! And the ice cream was delicious and very big servings - what more could you... More 

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

How does this place have good reviews? What a waste of money! The outside was dirty, the inside was dirty, the staff was just kind of there. Not to mention the ice cream is overpriced. What a disappointment after a great lunch at the Artisan Grille. Wish we had stayed there for dessert instead!

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stephanchristy, Owner at Stephan's Sugar Shack, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit with us. We take pride in our friendly service, our boardwalk style store and the overall quality of our products. We hope you will give us a another chance on your next visit. More 

Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

After a disappointing lunch over at Gathering Grounds, we walked across the street to the Sugar Shack. To our surprise, they had a large selection of Hershey's ice cream in some really tasty sounding flavors. It was hard to choose, but we finally settled on a couple one scoop cones, which were huge for around the $3 price. We left... More 

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Baker, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

After hiking 4 hours on Massanutten Mountain (Bird Knob trail), dropping into Lurray and getting a refreshing double cone from Steven was tops. So was the clean and accessable bathroom (after 4 hours of hiking in 85F temp's)! You're the man! Oscar

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We were on our way out and passed by Stephan's Sugar Shack. The staff was great and the beach scene set up with unexpected and pleasant. I'm really writing this because the options took us by surprise. We had two servings each...one of Hershey and one of Italian Ice but we'll come back for the Dippin Dots. Good stuff...highly recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 East Main Street, Luray, VA 22835
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Luray
  • Phone Number: +1 540-743-4777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 5

Description

A must destination for both visitors and locals. Stephan's Sugar Shack is a beach theme ice cream parlor, complete with a sand and sea shells that is truly one of a kind. Over 50 flavors of ice cream (Hershey's and Dippin Dots) and Italian Ice are served by a friendly staff while the best songs from summers past play in the background. Products include milk shakes, floats, sundaes, cones, and our famous ice cream pies.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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