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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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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Olde type Ice Cream place

My girlfriend was craving ice cream and so we had to make this stop. It was very good. I am no ice cream connoisseur, but just prefer gelato. For a craving this is a very good option.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
pjmagrath
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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  • Late Night
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend was craving ice cream and so we had to make this stop. It was very good. I am no ice cream connoisseur, but just prefer gelato. For a craving this is a very good option.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great choice of flavors. High quality local ice cream! The special flavors keeps the choices fresh. I recommend the quart size container shared with one other.

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Montana
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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 

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Montana
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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.

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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 

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Montana
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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!

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San Simeon, California
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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.

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Newport Beach, Ca
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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Frisco, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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