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“Cute Place to Check out in Old Town Scottsdale”

Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor
Ranked #2 of 39 Dessert in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $8
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
Reviewed December 27, 2007

Great Banana Bread with cream cheese in the middle. Its hard to Miss, this old ice cream parlor, with it's bright PINK paint that is... Super cute place to sit at the soda fountain bar and enjoy a sundae. It's been around for decades and everyone should check it out. Sometimes its slow service, but its a fun atmosphere. Great for kids!

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Reviewed December 16, 2007

a scoop of Phx history...

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Reviewed December 7, 2007

great place for good ice cream

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Reviewed November 16, 2007

How can you go wrong with sundaes? More of a ice cream parlor than a restaurant though so I don't know if it is fair to compare. I realize they have sandwiches and what not, but nobody goes there for those, and for good reason, the sandwiches are just an excuse to get the sundaes after lunch.

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Reviewed November 6, 2007

We will not return to the Sugar Bowl during our next family trip to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. This past week, we visited the Sugar Bowl and had high hopes of the nostalgic ice cream parlor from reviews that we had read. However, our trip left a bad taste in our mouths. The root beer float and chocolate shake were solid, but the lunch food was mediocre, at best. My son's hamburger and my turkey sandwich were bland. Fast food options would have been more tasty than the lunch fare at the Sugar Bowl. Moreover, our waiter appeared to be in a snit with a co-worker and he could not have cared less about our business. Lastly, although quaint and pink, with the Family Circle mystique, the Sugar Bowl is in need of a good cleaning. It just felt grimy and dingy the moment we walked in. If you're going for just ice cream and don't mind a less than clean parlor, try the Sugar Bowl. If you're looking for something more, pass on the Sugar Bowl. You'll walk out disappointed.

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