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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night

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  • 7
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  • 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
Great Ice Cream shop with lots of flavors!

We hadn't eaten all day having missed breakfast and the decision was either lunch or ice cream milk shakes! Tough choice? Not really! We each had different shakes. They did not have chocolate with brownies on the menu, but the young lady said without hesitation that she could mix it up for us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Harrington, Washington
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Harrington, Washington
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We hadn't eaten all day having missed breakfast and the decision was either lunch or ice cream milk shakes! Tough choice? Not really! We each had different shakes. They did not have chocolate with brownies on the menu, but the young lady said without hesitation that she could mix it up for us! An espresso heath and Vanilla Reese's as... More 

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Don't let the wait line deter you from trying the ice cream. It's worth the wait and the line just tells you how good the product is. The regular menu offers quite a nice selection and the specials always have some intriguing items. You can get an explanation and/or a small taste of anything on the menu. The staff is... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The staff here was the nicest employees I have ever encountered at an ice cream shop!!! They were sweet & patient, they offered as many samples as we wanted to try...and with a smile! Also, they were super passionate!! The white chocolate mint oreo was delicious!!!!! And, best of all the prices were very reasonable! My boyfriend is an ice... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were told to try this place for ice cream and were really happy we did. We tried the vanilla bean with salted caramel topping. It was too die for. One person had the expresso heath and it rocked too. The atmosphere there is all family and everyone sits and talks to one another and it was so much fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Dogs are welcome here, and they even have vanilla dog ice cream cones. Lots of places to sit outside, lots of interesting flavors. Go for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Big Dipper it's a do not miss for Missoula Montana! There is always a line of people and dogs! Simply the best ice cream ever.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Love their ice creams and the mix of rotating flavors them make, however winter or summer, there is always a line to this ice cream stand. No indoor seating so bring a jacket. You can also find their ice cream at many local stores.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I've been visiting Missoula each year for the last four years. A trip isn't complete without visiting Big Dipper Ice Cream. I always recommend it and bring those traveling with me to experience this local favorite.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Went to Big Dipper after hearing good recommendations. Long lines but moved smoothly since they had three different workers taking orders and more inside to assist. Staff was friendly and helpful despite lines and being near closing time. Interesting array of flavors and they had other treats besides ice cream. Tried the Mexican chocolate, Espresso Heath, Mint white oreo and... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

There will nearly always be a line for you to wait in when you visit Big Dipper. It could be slightly raining, 50 degrees outside, 11 pm at night...and still a line. That should tell you everything you need to know about how good this place is! Use the time in line to figure out what you want from the... 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
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?