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“Creamy, rich, delicious ice cream”

Sullivan's Eatery and Creamery
Ranked #19 of 59 Dessert in Tucson
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Description: In 2013 we changed the name of our restaurant to SULLIVAN'S EATERY & CREAMERY and ended our relationship with Swensen 's. Swensen's Ice Cream Parlor had been at this location since 1977. We purchased the franchise in 1986. At that time there were over 400 Swensen's franchises across the U.S. A. Today there remain only four. Sadly, it was no longer economically viable to remain affiliated with Swensen's. Although we have a new name, we continue with a very similar menu concept, similar coupons and customer specials, including our very popular "Meal Deal" as well as the same friendly staff who have been serving you. We also will continue to make all of our delicious creamy 16% butterfat premium ice cream at our restaurant. Thank you very much for your support over these past 27 years and we look forward to seeing you soon! Jerry and Kathy Sullivan
Rocky River, Ohio, United States
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Creamy, rich, delicious ice cream”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Visiting from the Midwest, we were surprised by the scarcity of free-standing ice dream parlors in Arizona, and decided to give a try to Sullivan's, which has both an ice cream counter and full-service sit-down dining. Good decision. Easy to order at the counter, although there is not much in the way of seating (but we found a bench outside). Sullivan's ice cream is creamy, rich, and plain delicious. There is a great selection of flavors. We had cones (my fresh waffle cone was perfect), but we saw other diners with sundaes, and they looked fabulous too.

Visited January 2014
Thank Christopher B
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2013

What a cute little ice cream parlor! The wait staff Is prompt, friendly and they know how to make your dining experience pleasant and fun. Every time I eat here I have their great burgers and they are presently in the running to be voted Best Burger in Tucson and they definitely get my vote. Their large sandwich menu looks interesting but my friends and I always order the burgers. Of course, they have terrific ice cream, sundaes, etc.

  • Visited October 2013
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Graham, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
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250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Cheap Skates”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Nailbanger Here Again; They lure you in with a coupon then they give you less than you paid for. They have this coupon for two Super Sunday`s for about $6.00 and if you get them to go they place then in a to go cup. They say they are two scoops of ice cream a topping and a sprinkle. with whipped cream and a cherry. Sound good but what you get is a mess in a cup a very small portion and no eye appeal. I wont be back even with a coupon. If I had paid the twelve dollars, it would have been robbery.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank PJ D
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Steaks”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Excellent steaks of all types and sizes. I especially like the steak salad for lunch. Very nice drinks and passable sea food. But you come here for steaks.

Visited June 2013
Thank Ted S
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Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Locally owned family friendly good old ice Cream parlor”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Once a Swensons, now an independent family ice cream parlor and restaurant. You will almost always see one of the owners in the restaurant and many of the young servers have been there for years. This is a favorite of my daughters and we stop her for lunch or dinner at least once a month. Burgers, grilled sourdough Sandwiches and regular sandwiches. Kids meals that include a scoop of ice creams.

They offer a daily special that is a great deal. Generally at at least a $2-4 discount on a normal meal. Check out the flyer on the table. While you are at it, also look at the ice cream flavors, there is at least 20-25 flavors each month with a several standards and at least 3 new ones each month.

You can get flavored sodas, Malts, shakes, ice cream sundaes and all served with a smile. like to support locally owned businesses and so far I will continue to support Sullivan's. Sullivan's also supports the community.

It gets busy on Friday evenings, like most places in Tucson, but keep supporting Sullivans

Visited April 2013
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