We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 241 Missoula Restaurants

Big Dipper Ice Cream

631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Write a Review

139 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    106
    25
    6
    2
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Montana
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It doesn't matter if it is 100 or -5, you crave this ice cream. It truly is like no other. Not only is it creamy and smooth, but the flavor combinations are incredible. The staff is so friendly and it is clear they love their job. Don't let the line fool you, they have two Windows working and once you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montana
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Inventive flavors that change periodically, and the place to see your pals on warm evenings. The line moves quickly. Check our cardamom, Mexican chocolate, and huckleberry ice cream flavors.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fun place, walk up to the outside counter to order, no inside dining at all. I have been standing in line with 20 people in front of me when it was 15 degrees outside- that in itself says something! Unique flavors if you choose, or plenty of 'standard' flavors if you don't dare. Personal favorite- lemon sorbet. Be ready to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montana
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Big Dipper is a great must stop in Missoula! There is always a line but trust me, its well worth the wait. They have unique flavors and treats to enjoy! Give the Huckleberry a try!

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Simeon, California
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Prices were very reasonable. Ice cream was great- huckleberry was bland, but mint chip and mocha chip were outstanding. They also sell cute buttons, tees, and stickers with their logo. Very friendly staff too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport Beach, Ca
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A must-visit ice cream spot in Missoula! Each time I'm in town visiting my university student son, he knows to head over to Big Dipper Ice Cream. Lots of yummy, interesting flavors to choose from, but I always seem to order their chocolate on a sugar cone! At night, even in the late fall and winter you'll find a line... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Frisco, Texas
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went here while visiting my brother in Missoula, and it was great! Definitely some of the best ice cream I've had, and they have really good, unique flavors. Huckleberry is a must if you're from out of town - we don't have huckleberry anything in Texas! He says there's a line there all day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bismarck, North Dakota
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Get there early. The order lines get long because the ice cream there is a treat. Ask for the samples if you are not sure what you should choose. The flavors are creative and delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Missoula, Montana
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I stop at Big Dipper almost once every two weeks. They have a constantly changing set of flavors, 5 or so new flavors and the 10-15 standards. The service is always great (well almost always). If I had a line of 40 people waiting for me, I might get a little hurried at times. They have a great product, a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Cayman
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

huckleberry icecream, chocolate coconut, mexican chocolate, lemon...the list goes on. Cool t shirts, too! sit outside watching Missoula go by with Mt. Sentinal stading guard

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Big Dipper Ice Cream also viewed

 

Been to Big Dipper Ice Cream? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Big Dipper Ice Cream

Address: 631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
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
Cuisine: Ice Cream

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Big Dipper Ice Cream staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?