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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: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Takeout

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
The only dedicated ice cream shop in town

Who doesn't like strolling, shopping, and ice cream? They always have a nice variety of flavors, some change daily. Hot chocolate for winter days. Lines can be long in the summer so plan ahead.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Jolene W
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Helena, Montana
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Helena, Montana
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Who doesn't like strolling, shopping, and ice cream? They always have a nice variety of flavors, some change daily. Hot chocolate for winter days. Lines can be long in the summer so plan ahead.

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Thank Jolene W
Helena
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It's a frequent favorite of my family no matter what the weather is like. Friendly staff make it even more enjoyable!

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Thank MLK73
Helena, Montana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This is a regular stop for our family (and half of the entire downtown area) on warm summer nights. It is a perfect combination of homemade ice cream and charming walking mall ambience. There is limited seating inside, but the real treat is to sit at one of the many benches outside and watch the strollers amble by. They have... More 

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Thank NicholasCHopkins
Norris, Tennessee
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I was visiting a friend in Helena and my friend's family go here regularly. We went one night and the ice cream is very good, lots of flavors offered. The downtown location is a plus. The staff was very friendly.

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Thank Duane W
Helena, Montana
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I went there several times this summer and the ice cream was amazing. The people working there are very nice and it is a fun downtown atmosphere.

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Thank Laurie795
HELENA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Preferred place in Helena for a ice cream cone. Optional malts, shakes and sundaes/splits also available.

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Thank JEFF B
Washington
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Excellent Ice Cream and a must stop for this kiddos when we come through town. Staff is always friendly and patient.

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Thank 41Travelsalot
Honolulu
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380 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Nice little place right in the downtown walking mall area of Last Chance Gulch. Their signature flavor is Huckleberry (unique to the area), but lots of other interesting flavors.

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Thank Cardiotron
Helena, Montana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

There's usually a line of people, but service is fast and very friendly! The ice cream flavors are so different, and with their daily specials it takes awhile deciding - especially with my three little granddaughters!😀😏. It's a treat to go there, and a treat to have Big Dipper in Helena!! Little spoons are available for tasting for those not... More 

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Thank GamaSue
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 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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Thank Marie S

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?