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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 179
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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  • 0
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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
don't miss this Ice Cream

Big Dipper ice cream it is just great ice cream, they serve generous portions, fun people. many flavors to select from.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
926duanea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Big Dipper ice cream it is just great ice cream, they serve generous portions, fun people. many flavors to select from.

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seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good ice cream. I would definitely visit again when I am in town. Great selection of flavors, etc.

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Thank shauntonja
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's always an interesting flavor of ice cream plus the regular menu that has fabulous choices. If there is a line, go anyway, they have very fast service!

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Thank Manne406
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great flavors and long lines. A local favorite, but can be found in other areas of town. Also look for the mobile truck, they are very friendly and accommodating.

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Victor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yellow cake is my absolute favorite! I have never had bad service or bad ice cream here. I will definitely go again and recommend it to everyone!

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Thank montanacountrygal
Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Locally made hard ice cream is a local tourist attraction! You can't visit Missoula without a trip to The Big Dipper. My favorites are the Mexican chocolate and the Huckleberry!

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Thank UaFlaitbeartais
Lolo, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not be influenced by the long line, even in frigid weather, extending into the cross-street. Many flavors, chance to talk to the locals. Indulge. Summer is better, of course, but when it is minus 6, well, where else would you go at that time of night?

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Thank Elliott O
Missoula, Montana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The variety of flavors created by the folks at Big Dipper make this a "must stop" for us anytime we are in town. Creative flavors of ice cream and sorbet are just delish!

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Thank MTRoamer
Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Love the maple and walnut - huge servings - friendly staff - love, love, love it - an easy walk over the bridge from CaP

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Thank Net K
Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We always make a stop here when relaxing downtown. All homemade ice cream from a friendly and prompt staff. My favorite is the Huckleberry in a homemade waffle cone. Perfect treat to have on a hot afternoon. Also look for their mobile truck down in Caras Park during special events! It may be a bit more pricey than some other... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?