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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 51
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
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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
Most recent review
Wonderful ice cream

You've got to try the Yellow Cake ice cream with hot fudge. It's perfect. The other flavors are great, too, and taste like they use real ingredients. No icky chemical tasting ice cream here. Just fabulous, real ice cream.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Lovenotcamping22
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Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You've got to try the Yellow Cake ice cream with hot fudge. It's perfect. The other flavors are great, too, and taste like they use real ingredients. No icky chemical tasting ice cream here. Just fabulous, real ice cream.

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Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You may have seen the owners of Big Dipper on Good Morning America. It was named America's top ice cream after extensive research. They make all the ice cream in unique flavors. It is excellent. So is the setting. You can sit on a bench in Helena's walking mall and watch the world go by

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Helena, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are looking for something different for desert, give this establishment a try. This isn't your typical chocolate, vanilla and strawberry selection though, so be ready to challenge your taste buds. Although I enjoy ice cream all year long, this is especially a nice stop in the summer as they are located on the downtown walking mall so you... More 

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Helena, Montana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very good ice cream in a great location near many stores in Helena. They have a unique variety of tasty ice creams

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Helena, Montana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Big Dipper is really the only place to go for hand dipped ice cream in Helena. Park in the parking garage just up the walking mall on the left... yes drive about 15 feet into the walking mall. Nice young folks serving just average ice cream. Another review hit it on the spot - the flavors were weak. I try... More 

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were told this place has the best ice cream in Montana, so we were expecting something pretty good. They had about 20 flavones to choose from, some very interesting combinations. I found the ice cream to be ok. Nothing special,the flavor were not that strong and the ice cream was so hard. Perhaps being from the dairy state with... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Just the usual list of ingredients, and the smaller option, too, but the vanilla ice cream and fudge sauce were eslecially rich and smooth. Nuts, whipped cream, & the obligatory cherry. Best ever. Or maybe it was Helena's Last Chance Gulch sense-of-place. Maybe the stroll through Montana's August evening glow. Maybe just the happy time with family. All the best!

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What can you say about an ice cream shop except that the ice cream is good and home made. Location on the pedestrian mall is convenient

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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

On a hot summer day ice cream is everyone's treat. And I do mean everyone because depending on the time of day there will be a line out the door. It's good ice cream with unique favors; no chocolate chip but I am sure you can find something you'll love. We went mid-late afternoon and missed the crowd.

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Delicious " home made" ice cream, great after a long bicycle ride. Just like in Missoula. I told some riders I saw in Lincoln to stop there.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
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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