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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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  • 54
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  • 15
    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
Oh my gosh!! YUM!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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English first
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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Helena, Montana
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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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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