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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night

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  • 41
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  • 7
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  • 4
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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
Nice stop on a long road trip

Unique Ice Cream, Fun local place, this was the second time we stopped here, and had a great experience. In the heart of an interesting city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
stevennstewart75
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Unique Ice Cream, Fun local place, this was the second time we stopped here, and had a great experience. In the heart of an interesting city.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A visit to The Big Dipper is an essential part of the Missoula experience. The ice cream is to die for and there is a flavor for everyone. The prices are very reasonable and the staff is very helpful and willing to sample any flavor before you buy. I was in Missoula for three months in the summer of 2015... More 

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Missoula
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Locally made with creative favors you have never seen before-including huckleberry which is a local favorite. Located on Missoula's "hip strip" you will meet a cross section of Missoula natives. One U of M advocate made the stop on her tour for new students of the University campus. Great idea for gift certificates for college students! It's a Missoula landmark... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wow....had the huckleberry ice cream!! Gotta try that. The line never stopped being long but it moved quickly and was worth the wait!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always love going to big dipper! They have a lot of choices and the quality of the ice cream is excellent! Would definitely recommend this place if you are in Missoula!

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Stafford, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Love the Huckleberry Ice cream! Must visit. Cute 50's soda shoppe feel. They make everything fresh and have adorable gifts and souvenirs. They also make their own malts and hand dipped cones and shakes. Will go back next visit in October.

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Harrington, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We hadn't eaten all day having missed breakfast and the decision was either lunch or ice cream milk shakes! Tough choice? Not really! We each had different shakes. They did not have chocolate with brownies on the menu, but the young lady said without hesitation that she could mix it up for us! An espresso heath and Vanilla Reese's as... More 

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Don't let the wait line deter you from trying the ice cream. It's worth the wait and the line just tells you how good the product is. The regular menu offers quite a nice selection and the specials always have some intriguing items. You can get an explanation and/or a small taste of anything on the menu. The staff is... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The staff here was the nicest employees I have ever encountered at an ice cream shop!!! They were sweet & patient, they offered as many samples as we wanted to try...and with a smile! Also, they were super passionate!! The white chocolate mint oreo was delicious!!!!! And, best of all the prices were very reasonable! My boyfriend is an ice... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were told to try this place for ice cream and were really happy we did. We tried the vanilla bean with salted caramel topping. It was too die for. One person had the expresso heath and it rocked too. The atmosphere there is all family and everyone sits and talks to one another and it was so much fun.

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?