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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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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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  • 79
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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
Ice cream all day

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Wisconsin
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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Babcock Hall Dairy Store continues to be a tradition any time of the year. They have expanded over the years to include sandwiches and more, Ice cream is still awesome here, This is a must stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This isn't a restaurant, it's more like an ice cream parlor that also sells cheese and other milk products. All of the products are made from local dairy - much of it produced right from the UW dairy barns. The ice cream is spectacular (be sure to try the Peanut Butter/Chocolate combo).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Babcock Dairy ice cream is legendary with University of Wisconsin former and present students, as well as with faculty and visitors from all over the world. The ice cream is not only premium in taste, it is also served in HUGE portions. A 'scoop' size ($2.85 or so) is more like the size of 3-4 scoops at commercial ice... 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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