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Big Dipper Ice Cream

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631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
4065435722
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious & Creamy!

It's worth a wait in line, so don't let that put you off. Flavors are unique and creative. Prices are low for this CA woman, so that was a plus. There are no restrooms available, not a plus for kids. There is no indoor seating. Outside seating is mostly shaded. Friendly staff. Efficient service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
LittleLily29
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Livermore, CA
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Livermore, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It's worth a wait in line, so don't let that put you off. Flavors are unique and creative. Prices are low for this CA woman, so that was a plus. There are no restrooms available, not a plus for kids. There is no indoor seating. Outside seating is mostly shaded. Friendly staff. Efficient service. Get a Big Dipper sundae and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

They have so many good flavors to choose from. I got the mocha chip and for chocolate lovers, it's recommended! The seating area is really nice too, very relaxing. Easy to find but not a lot of parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I had the single scoop of huckleberry on their handmade waffle cone and it was VERY good! My hubby ordered a chocolate malt and it was one of the best malts we ever tried! There is a reason why this place ALWAYS has a line out front, but it's well worth the wait! The people that worked there were very... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Long lines to get some of the best ice cream creations. Samples are provided which is good because there are so many flavors to choose from.

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Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Even though this place looks like what was a gas station and it's on the "other" side of town, put this on your list of "don't miss" spots ion downtown Missoula. A large variety of regular flavors plus very many specialty ice creams. At first bite, I understood why people rave about this place. Service was good, prices are good,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The lines are long, but it's worth the wait. Try to go mid afternoon, or whenever you see the lines are short. The register and sampling/ordering system is a bit lengthy, you'll figure this out when you step up to counter.

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Gilbert, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Soon as we knew we were going to stay in Missoula, we knew we had to keep some room for dessert. Arrived and again there was a line down the block. I got the Espresso Heathbar and my husband got Maple Walnut. Both were yummy!

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Someone else said, "A must when in Missoula" and I couldn't agree more. We've hit this little spot a couple times, each time we visit. Their Cardamom ice cream is out of this world and their rotating menu of specialties is always a delight. Even their more "mundane" flavors like yellow cake batter is amazing. Worth the search, worth the... More 

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Rockford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Every time we are in Missoula, we make a point to get sundaes, especially on hot days. Not a lot of varieties of ice cream but that is made up with the many combinations and toppings. Portions are large and the prices are reasonable. This is a popular spot for locals and tourists so sometimes there is not much parking... More 

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Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Visited with my cousins who are local. The line was at least 100 people. Although worth the wait - they only had two windows open to serve. Seems like poor staffing. But the locals seem to accept it. My husband got the maple walnut -which was very good. The nuts were crispy and fresh wrapped in the nice creamy textured... More 

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Additional Information about Big Dipper Ice Cream

Address: 631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
Phone Number: 4065435722
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: 4065435722
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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