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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

1605 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703
608-262-3045
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Ranked #3 of 823 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: 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.
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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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Sheboygan, WI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I love ice cream and frankly where ever I go, I try to seek out ice cream to try, but this place wins hands down. Babcock hall ice cream is the best I have ever had. You can also buy it at the Memorial Terrace and at Union South, both at the Daily Scoop. Unbelievably good!!

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Slinger, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband went to the UW Madison eons ago, so we have been going to Babcock Hall for ice cream for many years. This is the real deal made with milk right from the University dairy farm. They are always coming up with new flavors, so very hard to decide what flavor to have today. You can get this at... More

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Columbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I love ice cream so we've been to many ice cream shops and have had a lot of ice cream. This was the best ice cream I've ever had! I ordered the mocha macchiato which was the best ice cream I have ever had! We then bought a couple of pints to put in a pie crust... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Babcock ice cream is, quite simply, some of the best ice cream one can ever have. The milk used to make it comes directly from the cows at the dairy that is part of the agricultural department at UW-Madison. While some of the flavors are traditional, it is the unusual flavors that really make Babcock ice cream so unique. Their... More

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Woodridge, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We come up for all the Badger football games and come over for a great treat. This place makes he best, freshest, most flavorful ice cream ever. You can even see the cows getting milked right down the street. This place has had our family licking our lips for years.

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West Jordan, Utah
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Our family loved this place. The ice cream is delicious (the key lime was my favorite) and the prices are great. My boys also liked going upstairs to see where they make the ice cream and other dairy products. This was really a fun stop for our family.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful ice cream. We drove in twice from the dells for the ice cream. They changed up the flavors within a few days so we had plenty of variety to chose from. All flavor we tried were excellent. hint: Take your ice cream to the back of the Terrence and enjoy the lake. We would head back here the next... More

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Lombard, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There is limited parking up front, but it's well worth a visit to this campus staple. The line can be quite long but it's definitely cheaper than their Union location. Along with lunch options and a small refrigerated items area with cheese and half gallon packaged ice cream, the main attraction is the hand dipped ice cream. They have regular... More

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Friendship, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This was by far, the best blue moon ice cream I have ever had in my life, and trust me, I've had a lot. It's just so good! If you're not a blue moon person, then you can try one of their other various flavors which are good too.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I've been visiting Babcock my whole life. It doesn't get old. It's fun to walk or bike here. Best scream in town. Their paninis are surprisingly great too...and customizable!

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