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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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1605 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703
608-262-3045
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ice Cream

Wonderful ice cream. Great way to support the University. If this is out of your way, they also sell their ice cream at the Memorial Union.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Lea Z
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful ice cream. Great way to support the University. If this is out of your way, they also sell their ice cream at the Memorial Union.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As I had a meeting in this part of the UW campus, it was nice to stop here for a quick lunch and ice cream. Only limited seating inside, but there was enough room when I was there just before noon to stop and enjoy a grilled cheese (I choose Swiss on wheat). Was delighted to be offered a pickle... More 

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Monroe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After touring a few of the dormitories on the lake front we found ourselves walking by Babcock Hall dairy Store. Based on the ice cream- this is where he is going to college! We've picked up cheese/curds on other visits/delicious!

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Yummmmm. Really good ice cream right on campus. Two spots in the student union. Was recommended by a clleague who grew up in Madison and she was spot on. The only thing as good was a pint of Spotted Cow in the student union pub.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The ice cream here is fantastic, as are handmade sandwiches and cheese. Get there early if you want to buy the curds.

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Ottumwa, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Delicious ice cream, good prices. We have taken friends here a few times. The favors scroll on screens above the counter. You can also walk upstairs for a view of the dairy lab.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is my third time visiting Babcock Hall and I have not been disappointed yet! Not withstanding, even when the crowd was getting heavy the staff was able to accommodate everyone swiftly so waiting was no issue. My main go to flavors are the Badger Blast, Cookies & Cream, Caramel Toffee Swirl and Vanilla. I have had no reason to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Wisconsin Dairy Store did not disappoint! I was surprised to find out they serve a variety of lunch items here. I had a really good grilled sandwich (with bacon!) and a cup of soup. The food was really good. After lunch, we went back up to the counter for ice cream. In our group of four, everybody thought the... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is the dairy state. Of course Babcock Hall is going to have amazing ice cream. You can't beat this stuff - creamy and thick. Sure, maybe it isn't the healthiest but you're in Wisconsin, enjoy our fattening and delicious ice cream here!

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We ended up a Babcock Hall on the day of commencement, so the campus was overflowing with parents and grandparents coming to celebrate. We managed to find a parking spot just down the street from the store and walked back. There was a good line, and part of the fun was listening to others talk about the cheese. My daughter... More 

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Additional Information about Babcock Hall Dairy Store

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

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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, Delicatessen

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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