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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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  • 4
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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
Fairyland Ice Cream

Good ice cream and an interesting location. It wouLd. be very busy for lunch. We were there later in the afternoon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Trowby B
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Barrington, Illinois
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Barrington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Good ice cream and an interesting location. It wouLd. be very busy for lunch. We were there later in the afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Home of the best ice cream! It's available at memorial Union and probably Union south. Try to cherry chocolate chip if they have it. You won't be sorry. If you go to memorial Union you can sit on the lakefront and watch the sailboats slide by, now that's summer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Only come here if you plan to pig out and start your diet later! Not for wimps. You can grab a sandwich or an assortment of cheeses. Plus your supporting the college.

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Babcock Hall Dairy Store is a nice place to stop by when you are walking by the Dairy Farm and Veterinary Hospital area of the University of Wisconsin Campus. It's really more of a snack bar for sandwiches and drinks but they do have some of the best ice cream I have ever eaten! NIce place to cool off!!!

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Three Oaks, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped by recently for the ice cream. Lots of flavors to choose from and prices are reasonable. Friendly staff. Worth stopping by if near the campus.

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Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A small dairy/deli type place right on U of Wisconsin campus. They sell sandwiches and diary products. Always have a small interesting and reasonably priced cheese selection.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As a tourist who appreciates the finer things in cuisine, this was on my walking route for Madison, and I stopped in for a cone. On the way in, a patron could barely control his cone, which he admitted was a single. So a single I ordered, as I did not bring a U-Haul with me for a double or... More 

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West Dundee, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fantastic ice cream on a lovely university campus. It does get busy though and not a lot of space to sit so be prepared to take your ice cream to go.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Nothing says Madison like the Dairy Store. Made on Campus, the shop features a variety of awesome and delicious flavors. Favored stop by students, professors, and alumni. It's a must eat!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

While I love ice cream, I don't taste anything special about Babcock hall ice cream and the pre-packaged ones sold in grocery stores are way too expensive. The walking tour at the Babcock Hall is not bad if you happen to be in the vicinity. If you are more than 5 minutes away, it's not worth the walk.

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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, 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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