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“Not as good as the Missoula Big Dipper” 3 of 5 stars
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Big Dipper Ice Cream
58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
406-513-1051
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Ranked #1 of 132 restaurants in Helena
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Austin, TX
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213 reviews 213 reviews
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279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
“Not as good as the Missoula Big Dipper”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Someone told us the ice cream at Big Dipper in Helena wasn't as good as in Missoula, and they were right. This place isn't helped, charmwise, by being on the awful dead pedestrian "mall" of lower Last Chance Gulch. Zero charm factor, just OK ice cream.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delicious Sundae with my Sweetie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a absolutely wonderful place to go for an ice cream treat. We had ice cream sundaes, they were old fashioned and so good. We sat outside in the cool evening air on the walking mall downtown. It was lovely, such a neat area of Helena. The selection of ice cream confections at this wonderful place was superb! This is a must go place in Helena!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northeast Pennsylvania
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“Super-tasty, smooth and creamy homemade ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

After our good lunch at Taco Del Sol, we walked by Big Dipper and walked in for desert on a whim. They had some unique flavors including black licorice! I tried a bite, it was good, but I opted for mexican chocolate. It was a smooth rich chocolate with a hint of cinnamon. This is probably the best ice cream I have ever eaten! It's worth the effort to stop by if you are in the area.

Visited June 2013
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Goodyear, AZ
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stayed in Helena for 9 days and contributed to the revenue at the Big Dipper several times. My favorite - Mexican Chocolate! Nothing is better than sitting on a park bench, watching locals and visitors stroll the Walking Mall. Everyone deserves a treat ... treat yourself while in Helena to some homemade ice cream at the Big Dipper.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brigham City, Utah
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Icecream at a Good Price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The ice cream was delicious and there were plenty of flavors to choose from.
I tried the Mexican chocolate and coconut. They were both good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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