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Old Town Scottsdale Landmarks and Haunts

Destination(s): Scottsdale

You can easily spend a whole day exploring the shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants, and bars located around Old Town Scottsdale. This guide points you to some of the oldest and most beloved spots that, decade after decade, continue to draw the locals and tourists to Old Town.

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Olivos Mexican Patio (Los)

Olivos Mexican Patio (Los)

  • 7328 East Second Street
  • tel:+1 480 946 2256
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  • Scottsdale, 85251
Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor

Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor

  • 4005 North Scottsdale Road
  • tel:+1 480 946 0051
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  • Scottsdale, 85251

Open since 1958, the family-owned Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor is a Scottsdale landmark in the heart of Old Town. The pink, white, and black vintage decor is awash in nostalgia, and yes, very cute, but don't let the cuteness factor stop you from ducking in for a sweet treat. The "Super Fancy Sundaes" menu is a go-to for locals who know the pleasures of the Top Hat (creampuff filled with vanilla ice cream and smothered in hot fudge) and the Gosh-Awful-Gooey Banana Split, featuring Turkish coffee ice cream, caramel sauce, red raspberry sorbet, and marshmallow sauce. Not the best place to go if you're on a diet, although the Sugar Bowl also features a sandwich and salad menu with items for the calorie-counters. The walls of the Sugar Bowl feature original art from Bil Keane of "Family Circus" fame. The famous comic strip artist was a Paradise Valley resident who visited the Sugar Bowl with his own young family, and the ice cream parlor was often featured in his popular strip.
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Rusty Spur Saloon

Rusty Spur Saloon

  • 7245 East Main Street
  • tel:+1 480 425 7787
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  • Scottsdale, 85251