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-Who do you work for?

-Scoops. Scoops Ahoy.

Ozerov interrogates Steve Harrington.

Scoops Ahoy was an Ice Cream Parlor located in the Food Court of the Starcourt Mall. Both Steve Harrington and Robin Buckley worked there until the Mind Flayer's avatar destroyed the mall.



Steve applied for the job at Scoops Ahoy in the summer of 1985, where he officially met Robin. Of course they were in the same class, but they didn't talk. The party used Steve's new job to their advantage, where he would allow them to use the mall's back corridors to access the inside of the mall's movie theater, completely skipping the need for tickets.

After Dustin returned from Camp Know Where a month later, he went to Scoops Ahoy to get Steve to help him translate a Russian broadcast that he picked up on Cerebro. Robin ends up helping them, and they attempt to translate the message in the back of Scoops Ahoy for a whole day. Once they finally translated and decoded the broadcast, Robin hired Erica to crawl into the air ducts of Starcourt and unlock the door to the secret Russian elevator for them under the condition they give her free Scoops Ahoy ice cream "For life." They then become The Scoops Troop named after the restaurant. After the troop finds out what the Russians were doing, Dustin and Erica decide to stay while Steve and Robin try to leave. However, they get caught by a Russian guard which then proceeds to drug them so that they would have no recollection of what had happened.

Later, it was destroyed by the Spider Monster and a fire, along with the entire Starcourt Mall.


  • It was frequented by Erica Sinclair, who abused its free sample policy.
  • It was likely that Scoops Ahoy was highly regarded in Starcourt, as suggested by a Stranger Things 3 Starcourt Mall promo.[1]
  • Baskin Robbins sold Scoops Ahoy ice cream quarts as a part of their Stranger Things sponsorship.
  • Fortnite featured a Scoops Ahoy shop in their game as apart of a promo with the series.