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Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Scottsdale
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4005 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4424
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Indio, California
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for lunch with our grand daughter on the way back from school. Lunch menu is very reasonable - price and its extensive. Food was great. Then onto the desert of ice cream or shakes or sundaes or ? All excellent. A very cheap lunch experience to enjoy with the grandkids. Never miss a chance to come here

Thank themccullochclan
Maricopa, Arizona
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place seems to go out of their way to be different. They don't have a "banana split" on the menu, they have several variations of a banana split. All we wanted was a banana split with chocolate, pineapple and strawberry toppings. Nope. And you want chopped nuts on your sundae? That'll cost extra, and the nuts aren't chopped. It... More 

Thank CopaDave
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best ice cream in all of Arizona. I would recommend to anyone. Great price and service. Friendly people and great part of town

Thank Nathan L
Goodyear, Arizona
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ice cream parlor is adorable. We all had something different and it was all delicious. This is a must if you have young children.

Thank Marti M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cute little place to take the family. Their ice cream flavors were really good and the kids enjoined their little arcade area in the back. Would recommend if down in the area. Their service is fast you can eat in or take it to go.

Thank Sarah S
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This trip advisor advises that you not pay attention to a few sour-puss reviews and head on over to Sugar Bowl. It has been a few years since I visited and was glad I went last night. I ordered the deluxe burger and a ridiculous strawberry ice cream soda that all arrived fast, fresh and delicious. Server was kind and... More 

Thank Bear W
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first time in Scottsdale and a bloody hot July day so I needed some ice cream ! Sugar bowl emerged in its lovely bright pink splendour - I had a blarney I think and very very nice. Decor all good and staff good too. Will be back !

Thank loadlift
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great old time ice cream parlor with a wide selection of desserts with real ice cream, syrups and whipped cream. A sure hit with kids and the model for the cartoon strip Family Circle.

Thank William H
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The interior of Sugar Bowl is incredibly cute and pink. My sister got a Turkish Coffee Camelback (ice cream + soda water (or seltzer water?)) and I got the Dusty Road sundae (chocolate ice cream + malt + whipped cream) and both were equally delicious. It was a great way to end a day walking in the unbearable Arizona sun.

Thank GiantScreamer
Americus, Georgia
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This place has cool retro decor and was fine for lunch, but I don't think I'd come back except for the ice cream. Each person's order was brought out at a different time, which made the meal hard to enjoy. My food (turkey salad) was fine, but charging over $5 for a grilled cheess sandwich made with processed cheese slices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $8
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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

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