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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

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  • 16
    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
Delicious ice cream

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Additional Information about Big Dipper Ice Cream

Address: 58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
Phone Number: 406-513-1051
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
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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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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