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Big Dipper Ice Cream

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631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
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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: Late Night

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  • 115
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 2
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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
Why there are 2 Dairy Queens in this town is a surprise

Don't get your ice cream anywhere else. Great, friendly service. Awesome location. Simple presentation. All around a great time. Not sure why any local would support Dairy Queen over Big Dipper!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Randall F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Don't get your ice cream anywhere else. Great, friendly service. Awesome location. Simple presentation. All around a great time. Not sure why any local would support Dairy Queen over Big Dipper!

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Missoula, Montana, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Big Dipper is a great place to get ice cream. We visit all year round but especially like to go on warm summer nights. You always expect to wait in line but it always moves quickly. The Big Dipper is a great treat!

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Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I visited the Big Dipper several times while living in Missoula and I never left disappointed. I prefer the basic flavors, but they have something great for every taste.

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Missoula, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It doesn't get any better than Big Dipper. It is truly the best ice cream in Missoula - a local community staple.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Heard it was good, so we had to give it a try while in Missoula last weekend. Cute walk up counter with outside seating available. Staff was pleasant. It looks like each day they have a list of flavors available at any given day, but check the board for special flavors only available on that particular day. I had one... More 

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East Missoula, Montana, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I stop at big dipper everytime I go shopping once it gets warm I love their expresso ice cream with chocolate chips in it and many others, also their sugar cones are very good. I only have to get one scoop as it's a very large scoop. I go with my son who also loves it.

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

In the evening after dinner either walk or drive for a relaxed ice-cream. The staff is friendly. The flavors are creative and the ice cream is good! You can't go wrong. If I dine close to there I forego dessert in the restaurant to have an ice cream at the Big Dipper.

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St Louis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

No matter the weather. Go to Big Dipper for ice cream. Wonderful flavors, always trying something new. Friendly staff. It's ice cream-how can you go wrong. I never miss this place when I'm in town.

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am weird for the Mexican Chocolate ice cream here. Full of rich creamy flavor and a bit of a zing to it as well. I have tried several of the many varieties and have never been disappointed. The servings a large and decadent. Mmmm can't go wrong at the Big Dipper.

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Missoula, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The cardamon ice cream is amazing but the other flavors I've tried, I wouldn't order again. I'm a coconut lover but couldn't even identify the flavor.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?