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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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English first
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120 reviews 120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Yes, the ice cream is good and the service is with a smile, but why all the hype? It is ice cream from a local business so at least 3 stars -- so if you want to support a local business , go here.

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Montana City, Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Once upon a time, this was THE reason I'd go to Missoula. Now they have one in Helena (so I've probably gained 3-5 lbs--THANKS GUYS!). Lots of opinions here, I DO like the huckleberry, but the espressos Heath is really my fave. If you can only stop in one place in Missoula and you don't need a big meal, make... More

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After dining at Biga Pizza what better way to top it off than ice cream. It was busy, they need a bigger parking lot....but it's well worth the wait!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Found this gem through Trip Advisor and read the reviews. It was chosen as one of America's Best by Food and Wine Magazine, USA Today, Yahoo news and Budget Travel among others. We just had to try it! This place is so popular that there is pretty much a constant line. Their ice cream is rich and creamy, lots of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Every time we come to Missoula, we have to stop at the Big Dipper, the flavor & quality is always delicious.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Upon reading all the recommendations, our family stopped here for a treat when we drove through Missoula. The line was very long (but it was 95 degrees out on a Sunday evening), but the ice cream was delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely come again.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Want really great homemade ice cream? Go to the Big Dipper. We stood in a line in the sun to have this treat. They are not always this busy but I'm not sure why not. The ice cream is that good. I had 1 scoop of Cardamom and a scoop of Brown Sugar and Balsamic. Both were delicious. Their flavors... More

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Valley, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Just so that you know... I love Ice Cream. This is GREAT Ice Cream. I tried the Maple Nut, as well as the Huckleberry. Maple gets the nod, the Huckleberry didn't seem to have a lot of berry in it, although the flavor WAS amazing. Huge line, there was a festival that night, but so worth the wait. Even got... More

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Missoula, Montana
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149 reviews 149 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

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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