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Big Dipper Ice Cream

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58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
406-513-1051
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Coconut ice cream

It's to die for! Love the flavor. Eat it as a milk shake, as a scoop, on top of Tois sticky rice... Yummy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Marie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's to die for! Love the flavor. Eat it as a milk shake, as a scoop, on top of Tois sticky rice... Yummy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The best part of Helena is that most of the things to do are based around last chance gulch. This is a great place to stop by for a cone as you walk the mall, especially since they are open till 10, way later than almost everything else in the area. ( besides bars) I recommend either the espresso Heath... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Gorgeous ice cream and very reasonably priced. One scoop is enormous! Lots of flavours. There is often a queue but has lots of servers so quickly moves. usually has specials of the day. Does sundaes etc and take out ice cream tubs.

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Rocky Mountains Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Big Dipper offers excellent ice cream in so many flavors, the only tough part about a visit there is deciding which delicious flavor you want. The wait staff make it a fun, pleasant experience. It's the best stop in downtown Helena!

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place came highly recommended. It is totally worth it. I stopped two days in a row just for the huckleberry ice cream in a waffle cone!. YUMMM! They have plenty of other flavors to try, but the huckleberry is the best. Can't wait to go back

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We have been to the Big Dipper on quite a few occasions and it is always good. Good selection of flavored and staff are always friendly. We owned and ran a Marble slab Creamery for a couple of years so we know good ice cream. This is definitely the best place in Helena!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place is amazing! I would highly recommend trying the Big Dipper while you are in Helena! The best ice cream in town hands down! If you show up downtown in the summer on an evening stroll don't let the line out the door fool you! The staff is speedy and so friendly! The ice cream is well worth the... More 

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Helena, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

On almost any given day you can spot a line that goes out the door the this ice cream social area. Either start your walking mall experience with an ice cream cone, or finish it with a large hot fudge sunday. The Big Dipper has many different kinds of ice cream and sorbet that is sure to please even the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

To be fair, two of the town's most highly rated restaurants were closed while I in town. BUT, this place would stand out regardless. Even on the cool night in April when I was there, the customers were lined up out the door. That just gave me more time to choose between the myriad flavor options: mexican chocolate? tangerine sorbet?... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

So when I saw it was # 3 food place on tripadvisor, I didn't know why. But I had some awesome scoop of ice cream today and I know now :why! Must go there for a tasty treat after lunch or dinner or even without a reason.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: 406-513-1051
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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