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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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7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, 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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  • 91
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
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Fun flavors , very casual, you know your in the dairy state when you stop here! One place everyone needs to go to when I Madison

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Cynthia F
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fun flavors , very casual, you know your in the dairy state when you stop here! One place everyone needs to go to when I Madison

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

First time there is a little confusing. There are three lines but no signs, so I got in a line only to find out I was in the wrong line. If you want food, get in the far left line, order, then get your drink, wait for your food and then get in a cash register line. Unfortunately, to pay... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was a sunny day. Perfect for ice cream, but I would say the same for any day in February as well. Excellent choice of flavors and the tour of the plant where ice cream is actually made was enjoyed by young and old alike.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Heading to the Dairy Store on campus to have a Babcock Ice Cream is a must when visiting Madison WI. The regular favorites are always available-vanilla and chocolate and the strawberry is one of the most intense strawberry you could ever hope for. However where else can you try "Berry Alvarez", an ice cream named after the Athletic Director of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Usually 10 or more flavors at anytime. Long lines, but worth the wait. Dishes or cones in different sizes. Usually eat by the lake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to go if you want really good ice cream. It is made right here and there are many flavors. At lunch time they also make very good and quite large sandwiches. They are all made to order. Just bring your appetite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Moderate room to eat inside, outside at the tables in front are great if the weather is good. Or just hang out on the large entry area. Good choice of fine dairy products, some very unique, like 2 flavors of lactose free ice cream (delicious). Great assortment of milk and cheese products also.

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York, Pennsylvania
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is not gourmet dining. But the idea that it is student product and student run makes it appealing the ice cream is good which is the bonus. Tip...get there via the Lake Mendota nature trail if you are walking. That gets you off the city streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Best ice cream in the city! High fat, tasty, goodness! All time favorite is orange custard chocolate chip - tastes much better than it sounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My family and I enjoy visiting Babcock Hall when they are in town just to get some of this delicious ice cream! It is reasonably priced and you get a nice-sized scoops of amazing flavors - most classic and some creative! I recommend adding this as a stop on your Madison list.

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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, Dessert

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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, 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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