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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

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Dessert, Sandwiches
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1605 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703
608-262-3045
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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  • 68
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 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
Most recent review
Babcock Hall Dairy Store

If you want great ice cream, Babcock Hall is a nice place to stop on a trip or when you are just in the area. The locally made ice cream is excellent. Parking can be a challenge, but the ice cream is worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Grafton H
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If you want great ice cream, Babcock Hall is a nice place to stop on a trip or when you are just in the area. The locally made ice cream is excellent. Parking can be a challenge, but the ice cream is worth it.

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Denver, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My kids enjoyed their introduction to the famous Babcock ice cream. It was a nice snack after beers on the Union terrace.

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Istanbul
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294 reviews 294 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the States and Babcock Hall Dairy Store makes the best ice cream I've ever had. It's far better than Italian gelato or Corner Stone or any other place. Definitely taste it before you leave Wisconsin.

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Bellevue, Washington
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155 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Where else can you get full-flavored ice cream and other yummy dairy products made by dairy students right on campus? Babcock ice cream is simply the best, hands down.

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Brooklyn, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I ate a lot of Babcock Ice Cream as a student and recommend others do the same. On one of my visits as an alum, I lamented that I couldn't bring home cheese because of long travel time, but was told by the Babcock staff that I could leave cheese unrefrigerated for a certain amount of and it would be... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend taking a little detour to enjoy this amazing ice cream, you can tour the dairy as well if you desire. My favorite ice cream is whatever they are serving, all flavor share good. In general they have 10-12 choices. The store is only a block away from Allen Centennial Gardens, enjoy your ice cream while walking thru... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stopped on our way through to Chicago. Loved the ice cream which was a good sized portion. The staff was very friendly as was the atmosphere. Being it was in WI, was disappointed they didn't have more cheese. I would recommend this as a stop to anyone, great place!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Come here to know more about dairy store and Madison dairy stories. Cannot miss trying Madison ice cream.

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Bad Wimpfen, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The ice cream here is great. This is a UW tradition to have a Babcock Hall Dairy Ice cream in cold Wisconsin days. The servings are also huge. There are some raps and other food items that are good too.

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Mc Farland
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stopped by here and bought a wrap to take with us out to Picnic Point. I chose the Bulky Badger and changed the cheese since my son does not like the pepper cheese and I was going to share with him. the guy who put it together did a great job and before folding it up asked if I... 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: Dessert, Sandwiches

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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