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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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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank LCF22974
Iuka, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here after our visit to a museum. It was wonderful ! Great lunch and some of the best ice cream in the world! Our waitress Pam was so great ! Should be a definite visit for anyone inthe Oldtown area of Scottsdale, AZ!

Thank gaj6856
Killeen, Texas
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the kids for ice cream and some fun! Loved the fact that their are tables in the arcade. Sandwiches were good, do recommend more options as sides rather than just chips. The milkshake was alright, I have had better. Really bummed that they don't make their own ice cream but all in all a good and fun experience!

Thank plantainbebe
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family favorite for well over a half century, this sweet place is an authentic old time ice cream parlor with some excellent food to boot! Easy to find on corner of First Ave and Scottsdale Rd. Pink awnings, pink walls, pink stools, pink booths, and tons of fun!

Thank dennisjunesr
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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286 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I dined at Sugar Bowl with my in-laws for the 1st time in April 2016. We'd heard great things but never had the chance to visit this place since relocating to the area a few years ago. What a great iconic ice cream parlor! Sugar Bowl is the historic ice cream parlor made famous by Bil Keane's... More 

Thank Taryn O
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Save yourself the trouble of looking around... Plenty of seating, quick service and the best root beer float I have ever had!

Thank Guero13
new York
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sugar Bowl is an ice-cream parlor in OLD TOWN Scottsdale, Arizona. You'll see it right on a corner with its signature pink paint. Go in and you will be transported in time to when there were ice cream parlors on every Main Street in America. They have everything---sandwiches, burgers, malteds, shakes and even egg-creams. How many people know what... More 

Thank scottsdalegirl1000
Hollywood, CA
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this cute 50's Ice Cream parlor. Made me feel like a kid again. So retro. My kids loved it. It is a nostalgic must do when visiting the Phoenix area!

Thank Exxie
Whitewright, Texas
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to grab and go, I eat alot of ice cream in Scottsdale and I am from Texas. This was a greta place to grab some and go. Nice people easy to get in and out and very reasonable.

Thank JamesHurt

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?