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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: Lunch, Coffee & Tea
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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  • 86
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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
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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York, Pennsylvania
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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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104 restaurant reviews
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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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Lehi, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's like a cow and those chocolate oranges had a baby! Other flavors looked unique and equally delicious.

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wheeler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

They had some of the best ice cream and we all bought fathers day gift sets of cheese for Dad and Grandpa. It was an absolute hit!!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Tried 6 different flavors, they were all sooo good. My favorite was the orange custard chocolate chip. You can get a small cup of ice cream with 3 scoops for 3$. Amazing, isn't it ?! Also bought some cheese.

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I rarely eat ice cream, but Babcock Hall has some wonderful flavors. The plain Vanilla is exceptionally good- it tastes so creamy

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Neillsville, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This "Dairy Store" is connected with the dairy school at UW-Madison. They use the milk to make the BEST ICE CREAM ever!

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Wisconsin
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?