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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

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1605 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703
608-262-3045
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7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea
Description: One of the biggest names in modern Dairy (Babcock) combined with Ice Cream...
One of the biggest names in modern Dairy (Babcock) combined with Ice Cream (which I, ice cream expert, rank as a five). This needs adding.
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
affordable, good-quality ice cream

Tried 6 different flavors, they were all sooo good. My favorite was the orange custard chocolate chip. You can get a small cup of ice cream with 3 scoops for 3$. Amazing, isn't it ?! Also bought some cheese.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Tried 6 different flavors, they were all sooo good. My favorite was the orange custard chocolate chip. You can get a small cup of ice cream with 3 scoops for 3$. Amazing, isn't it ?! Also bought some cheese.

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I rarely eat ice cream, but Babcock Hall has some wonderful flavors. The plain Vanilla is exceptionally good- it tastes so creamy

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Neillsville, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This "Dairy Store" is connected with the dairy school at UW-Madison. They use the milk to make the BEST ICE CREAM ever!

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Wisconsin
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134 reviews 134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

OK, this is the flagship university for Wisconsin and it makes sense that the dairy state would also have the best ice cream and dairy products available for sale on campus. The favors are amazingly punny, taste wonderful and prices make it an easy treat for everyone to enjoy. Bring the kids. Bring grandma. Bring the dog. You'll all love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place has amazing ice cream! They also serve delicious smelling food! The cheese prices were great and I was able to stock up for my family back in Missouri. A must for the locals and visitors.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Best ice-cream with cool flavors like orange dark chocolate chip---amazing. I just wish they would open another on that has easier access and better parking. The parking is terrible.

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Madison
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Go and see the exhibit also. Buy some cheese AND more ice cream to go home with you ! You won't regret it !! (your hips might but you won't )

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful ice cream, flavorful, creamy, delicious. My only pet peeve is that they don't have a great variety of flavors.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great stop when touring the MadCity...rich, creamy ice cream locally made. Orange custard with chocolate chips is one of my favorite flavors.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When we moved to Wisconsin, I expected to see ice cream shops everywhere we went. This isn't the case, we see more places to get frozen custard than ice cream. Coming from the south where Blue Bell rules, we were on a quest to find some gourmet ice cream - and we found it at Babcock! There were unique flavors... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1605 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-262-3045

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Dessert

Description

One of the biggest names in modern Dairy (Babcock) combined with Ice Cream (which I, ice cream expert, rank as a five). This needs adding.
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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