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“It was cute” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor

Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor
Ranked #2 of 41 Dessert in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $8
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
San Diego, California
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412 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“It was cute”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

blazing hot day but it was a nice place to stop. Very pink and very dated but service was good and quite an extensive menu. I had food and the kids had ice cream and everything was nice. Nice too, to go to a place that is not a big chain. Cute little arcade in back though too bad so many games are out of order. Good fair prices, food came fast, ice cream was wonderful!

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Overrated”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Stopped here while on vacation because it has the feel of an old retro ice cream parlor. Ordered lunch, which was honestly terrible. No one finished their lunch. Ordered a hamburger with fries and was told they don't serve fries. Options were very limited. Ice cream was okay, but overpriced. Service was poor and manager was rude when questioned about quality of food. Would never go back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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toronto
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Blast from the past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Came across Sugar bowl while wandering through old town Scottsdale. This place has been operating since 1955 and featured in several Family Circus cartoons. We shared the spectacular banana split. This place had a authentic retro decor. The back of the establishment had amusement games, not sure if that is necessary or even used. This plac was very reasonably priced, great real ice cream and friendly service. Another Scottsdale must do for family and friends alike.

Visited June 2013
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San Diego, California, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great ice cream place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Can't go wrong with the ice cream and shakes here. Sandwiches were just ok. The egg salad sandwich was a little too mashed up. Would have love to see some small chunks of eggs. Reuben sandwich was good. Definitely go for the ice cream and shakes.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anna C
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London
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149 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great treat for someone from England”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

We had eaten elsewhere and were walking back to the hotel in the evening and stopped in for a malt. What a treat. My wife had strawberry and I a traditional vanilla malt. The real old fashioned American soda fountain experience. Best malt I have had since Madrid, NM many years ago. Great to sit at the counter and chat to the staff as well.
We came back another lunch time and had their delicious homemade nut load with cream cheese and another vanilla malt. Well it was a hot day!
I wish the Sugar Bowl was in London, England!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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