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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: Lunch, Late Night

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  • 121
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  • 29
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  • 7
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  • 3
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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
Ice Cream to go out of your way to get!

This is one of the best ice cream places I know of anywhere! I visit Missoula a couple of times each year and always make time to stop and get a double scoop of ice creams in a waffle cone. The ice cream is first rate and the cones are always fresh and delicious too. I usually get one scoop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
JoelA-fromMO
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best ice cream places I know of anywhere! I visit Missoula a couple of times each year and always make time to stop and get a double scoop of ice creams in a waffle cone. The ice cream is first rate and the cones are always fresh and delicious too. I usually get one scoop... More 

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Miami, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

As recommended by other tripadvisors I placed this little gem on my to do list. Simply add it to yours, you will not be disappointed, it was cold (for a south Floridian anyway) and stormy but I still stopped and it was worth it. Every morsel was delicious creamy and chocolatey. The huckleberry was great too. I wish I had... More 

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Missoula
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Honestly, I love ice cream, but the Big Dipper is historic. It's just great ice cream with some great and unique flavors. I have a hard time controlling my car anytime I'm within a mile of the place. It just wants to take me there :>)

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Big Dipper has some of the best ice cream made. The line can be very long with lots of chatty locals but the wait is worth every minute. Do yourself a favor and try out The Big Dipper when in Missoula next.

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Yokohama, Japan
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148 reviews 148 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This place has some really good ice cream! They have a great selection of ice cream for a great price. The portions are huge! I love their nutty ice cream.

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Tacoma, Washington
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121 reviews 121 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The line was around the corner with chattering locals, so we knew it must be good. It was! All homemade ice cream-loved the coconut and the huckleberry. Can't wait to come back.

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Hammond, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Well worth waiting in line ... And don't be afraid to try some of the unique flavors ... Black licorice and mandarin orange... Loved it.

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Jackson Hole Wyoming
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Believe the hype! I tried the Mexican Chocolate and was glad I did. No trip is to Missoula is complete without a visit to Big Dipper!

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San Clemente, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I think it's just engrained into missoula culture that Big Dipper is fantastic. I don't fancy any of the flavors...I find them to be bland and un exciting. I mean it's ok, but nothing great.

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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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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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