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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
+1 480-946-0051
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Mesa, Arizona
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a soft spot in our bellies for anything "historical" or "nostalgic". After being told that this was the place where the "Family Circus" got ice cream we were heading straight there. The first thing that hits you is the quantity of PINK!! It's just great. Very "50's diner". We loved everything about the look and stayed long after... More 

Thank MarineMom63
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the Sugar Bowl! Normally just go for some type of ice cream, but the other food is good as well. Around the holidays get the peppermint ice cream! Old fashioned style ice cream parlor with Bill Keane prints up on the walls.

Thank melindamelton
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classic tradition in Old Scottsdale. Go for the ice cream treats. None better anywhere, but do forget your diet because this is the real thing. Rich ice cream and hot fudge sauce! All in a pink ice cream parlour. This time we added lunch, also delicious simple fare...chili, daily soups, sandwiches. Just save room for the ice cream!

Thank Nancy M
Sun City, Arizona
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244 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Too bad that their sandwiches are so plain, because the ice cream treats are really good and worth the price. Wait staff are very accommodating in getting you seated even when the place is busy.

Thank Redfoot
Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

People we met in Sedona recommended thisfamily owned place. The cartoonist for the comic Family Circus brought his family here. Emma Stone and friends were seated next to us( and nobody bothered here)

Thank gas1208
Dimock, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met our friends here for lunch and had a wonderful experience. Be sure to save room for the ice cream sundaes afterwards. The chocolate chip mint is my favorite.

Thank kjhatelklake
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120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew that Bill Keane used the Sugar Bowl as the backdrop for many of his "Family Circus" cartoons??? Sugar Bowl cream puff with vanilla ice cream and Bittersweet topping - yum, yum, yum!!! Nuts are available. Next time I'll have them add whipped cream. A slice (or scoop!) out of the 50s!!

Thank finfun
Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a landmark in downtown Scottsdale. My children grew up going to the Sugar Bowl from the 70's. It is a treat with the old fashioned soda fountain, and good basic homemade food. It brings back great memories. I don't know anyplace like this today. Step back in time, and have a banana split or ice cream soda. Remember... More 

Thank 10130
Lyman, Maine
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are ice cream lovers and came here for a sundae. We ended up getting lunch first and the food was fantastic. My husband got a salad that came with a complimentary side of banana bread and cream cheese. I got a hot dog that was simply delicious. The service was friendly and fast. We ended our meal with a... More 

Thank DebGen1717
Scottsdale, AZ
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a low brow Ice Cream Parlour with great sandwiches, this is the place to go. The kids will love as will the Seniors. Servings size are just right and food is tasty. Cannot believe I marched my grandsons past here in December to have lunch next door. It was absolutely horrible.

Thank Donna B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$8
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4005 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4424
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Downtown Scottsdale
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-946-0051

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?