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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

1605 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703
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Ranked #2 of 841 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Sandwiches
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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.
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Bellevue, Washington
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249 reviews 249 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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94 reviews 94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

There are other items on the menu, but they are known for their ice cream. The ice cream is the smoothest I have ever had. You've got to try it. Some unique flavors. Metered parking in front of the store was easy the day we were there.

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Years ago when I applied to UW, my dad accompanied me on my trip and fell in love with Babcock ice cream. I think he was as excited for me to become a Badger as was I. This past trip I introduced my husband to Babcock and he fell in love with it as well. I missed having the Barry... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Take a nice long walk from the square down State Street to Babcock Hall. This will help burn off some of the calories you are about to have as you treat yourself to this deliciously smooth ice cream. Don't let the long line of people scare you off - the line moves quickly and it is well worth the wait... 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: Dessert, Sandwiches

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