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4005 North Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States | (480) 946-0051
Courtesy of Sugar Bowl
Price
1
Price Range
$ ($250 and under/night)
Cuisine
American
Features
Local haunt, Casual
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Opened in 1958, the Sugar Bowl retains the bubble-gum pink giddiness of that era plus all the trimmings of a Victorian ice cream shoppe—think tufted booths, parlor chairs, and Tiffany-style pendant lamps. While Scottsdale is filled with trendy ice cream options, the originality of this Old Town classic has satisfied generations. It's even been featured many times in the newspaper cartoon Family Circus. If the decor and adjacent arcade with Skee Ball aren't enough to induce an instant sugar-high, the menu certainly will. Yes, there are burgers, tuna melts, and tea sandwiches, but the main event is the soda fountain, which whips up shakes, sodas, malts, floats, and an array of banana splits and sundaes. Try The Dusty Road, chocolate ice cream smothered in chocolate sauce and doused in powdered malted milk.

Restaurant
Sugar Bowl

Opened in 1958, the Sugar Bowl retains the bubble-gum pink giddiness of that era plus all the trimmings of a Victorian ice cream shoppe—think tufted booths, parlor chairs, and Tiffany-style pendant lamps. While Scottsdale is filled with trendy ice cream options, the originality of this Old Town classic has satisfied generations. It's even been featured many times in the newspaper cartoon Family Circus. If the decor and adjacent arcade with Skee Ball aren't enough to induce an instant sugar-high, the menu certainly will. Yes, there are burgers, tuna melts, and tea sandwiches, but the main event is the soda fountain, which whips up shakes, sodas, malts, floats, and an array of banana splits and sundaes. Try The Dusty Road, chocolate ice cream smothered in chocolate sauce and doused in powdered malted milk.