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Big Dipper Ice Cream

58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
406-513-1051
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Ranked #2 of 127 restaurants in Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Most recent review
- Mar 27, 2014
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Helena, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The Big Dipper has become a fixture in the historic downtown of Helena Montana! In addition to the local favorites, the Big Dipper serves up a wide variety of seasonal and seemingly experimental flavors. I personally haven't had any flavors that I don't like, but Huckleberry and El Salvador Coffee (covered with their salted caramel sauce) are my favorites. The... More

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Helena, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Big Dipper serves the best ice cream in Helena. It is homemade, and there are specialty ice creams available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The huckleberry and yellow cake are awesome. This is the only place to go for good ice cream in Helena

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Helena, Montana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The best ice cream I've had in a very long time. In the summer, you usually have to wait in line, but it is worth the wait.

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Whitefish, Montana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This really isn't the best resaurant in Helena, but it does have really great ice cream. Lots of flavors to choose from. It was the perfect spot for an afternoon snack and judging by the constant stream of people coming in and out while we sat outside to eat our cones, the folks in Helena agree!

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Austin, TX
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119 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Someone told us the ice cream at Big Dipper in Helena wasn't as good as in Missoula, and they were right. This place isn't helped, charmwise, by being on the awful dead pedestrian "mall" of lower Last Chance Gulch. Zero charm factor, just OK ice cream.

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a absolutely wonderful place to go for an ice cream treat. We had ice cream sundaes, they were old fashioned and so good. We sat outside in the cool evening air on the walking mall downtown. It was lovely, such a neat area of Helena. The selection of ice cream confections at this wonderful place was superb! This... More

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Northeast Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

After our good lunch at Taco Del Sol, we walked by Big Dipper and walked in for desert on a whim. They had some unique flavors including black licorice! I tried a bite, it was good, but I opted for mexican chocolate. It was a smooth rich chocolate with a hint of cinnamon. This is probably the best ice cream... More

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Goodyear, AZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stayed in Helena for 9 days and contributed to the revenue at the Big Dipper several times. My favorite - Mexican Chocolate! Nothing is better than sitting on a park bench, watching locals and visitors stroll the Walking Mall. Everyone deserves a treat ... treat yourself while in Helena to some homemade ice cream at the Big Dipper.

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Brigham City, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The ice cream was delicious and there were plenty of flavors to choose from. I tried the Mexican chocolate and coconut. They were both good.

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