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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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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Great After Dinner Destination

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Lawrence C
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Barrington, Illinois
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  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Barrington, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Huntsville, AL
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The young ladies working the windows were super friendly & helpful in deciding on the flavor of ice cream to choose. There were so many good ones to pick from. The single scoop Vanilla Reese's in a waffle cone $3.75 was fantastic.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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 via mobile

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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?