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Big Dipper Ice Cream

631 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT
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Ranked #4 of 239 restaurants in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Missoula, Montana
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118 reviews 118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The very best and delicious homemade ice cream is enjoyed by many here and has become world famous. I only wish they offered a sugar-free choice!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I had a single scoop of ice cream split into Chocolate Reece's and White Mint Oreo in a home made waffle cone. Both flavors were incredibly yummy. The waffle come was crunchy and fresh. Delicious!

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Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was a bit disappointed about the ice cream after seeing (and waiting in) a long line. The portions are generous, and the waffle cone was good. But, I found the ice cream to be average and pricey. I am partial to Cincinnati's Graeter's Ice Cream and haven't found anything to beat it, yet.

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Ely
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

LOVE the huckleberry ice cream! A pleasant young woman waited on us. We weren't here in the evening when the joint might be hopping like in the pictures.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We saw " Big Dipper's on Trip Advisor and thought it was rated so good that we would try it. We were amazed at the long wait line but we waited! We both ordered the Huckleberry flavor one scoop plain cone which was a large serving and fresh cone! We thought it was very good but compared to Ohio "Handles"... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The homemade waffle cone is amazing! I had the plain strawberry ice cream (just to test the water) & it was delicious! Rich in flavor & it doesn't taste like ice cream you could buy in the freezer aisle at a grocery store!

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Fairfield
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110 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed overnight in Missoula and were so lucky to happen upon the Big Dipper. Great old-time ice cream stand with young, hard-working and very nice employees, and super ice cream. There was a long line, but they had three windows open, and the line moved fast. Had a small hot fudge sundae--plenty big, lots of fudge, great ice cream--who... More

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Salmon, Idaho
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You won't find better ice cream- or bigger scoops on your cone- more many hundreds of miles around than at Big Dipper. Just look at the lines in front of the windows. Special ice cream flavors change daily with the seasons. I just had a giant scoop of blueberry tea the other day and it was incredible- fresh and tasty.... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The first thing you'll notice about the Big Dipper is the line. While it may scare some people off, don't let it deter you. It is worth the wait. I'm partial to the cake batter ice cream in a waffle cone, but there's something to suit most every taste. I visit every time I'm in Missoula and I've never been... More

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Missoula, Montana
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6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Bid Dipper is one of those iconic places that make Missoula the wonderful place it is. You can always expect a crowd on a hot summer nights as the ice cream is that good. The first thing you will note is the wonderful variety of flavors. There is something to accommodate each and every palate and the servings are... More

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