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“Come for the atmosphere”

MacAlpine's Soda Fountain Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 83 Dessert in Phoenix
Price range: $10 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Come for the atmosphere”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

Stay for the food. Good old fashioned floats, a throwback to yesteryear. Have eaten here at least three times, worthwhile.

  • Visited January 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great ice cream, great atmosphere”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

This is an original old school soda fountain where you can get virtually any ice cream concoction you can dream of. And, they sell Thrifty ice cream which is the best.
They're food is decent, but the desserts and decor are what's worth stopping for.

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Adelaide, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Come for the soda stay for the retro”
Reviewed October 15, 2011

The whole shop is crammed floor to ceiling with amazing retro stuff! The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful.

  • Visited October 2011
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
“What a find!!!”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

This place is amazing! Great food, wonderful service, charmint atmosphere and awesome shopping!

  • Visited September 2011
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Definitely worth trying ESPECIALLY for the old fashioned egg creams, malts and shakes!”
Reviewed July 8, 2011

99 flavors of ice-cream shakes, still made the old fashioned way! Served in old fashioned glasses, plenty to share and great with one of their burgers. All reasonably priced. The atmosphere and food takes you back 40 years to a more simple time.

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