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Big Dipper Ice Cream

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58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
+1 406-513-1051
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Helena, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good ice cream made right there. The salted caramel is to die for. My Grandson ordered the bubblegum and was disappointed to see there was no bubblegum in it. I guess they must use a bubblegum syrup to flavor the ice cream.

Thank Terry L
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A trip to Helena, Montana is not complete without a stop to the Big Dipper. Absolutely scrumptious ice cream in freshly made cones...lots of flavors...the best by far. Locally owned too!

Thank Joanne G
Helena, Montana
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

What a place, we love to go there as a family for a special treat. The proprietor is friendly and loves to chat with customers. The Big Dipper always has interesting flavors, and since we have a hard-to-navigate food allergy (corn), we know that we can go there and get great ice cream for the whole family and not have... More 

Thank subscribe2016
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Best salted caramel ice cream we've ever tasted. Wonderful assortment of flavors. They even had licorice ice cream! Very helpful staff

Thank Susan S
Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Our family had Maple Walnut, Chocolate, Huckleberry, and Yellow Cake. Everybody was happy. Eat more artisan ice cream.

Thank Britt-Marie D
Helena, Montana
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This place is packed all the time, with a pretty large line going outside. Their ice cream is fantastic, and they are conveniently located down on the walking mall. Great for adults and kids alike!

Thank Joe D
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I love big Dipper ice cream. It is always fresh, they always have new creative flavors as well as the regulars. My favorite is the coconut but you cannot go wrong with any flavor. You can always taste any flavor. The scoop size is very generous.

Thank Carol V
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Homemade ice cream at its best. My grandchildren especially prefer this quaint place over the chain restaurants. There is a limited menu, but many flavors are unique to northern Montana, such as huckleberry. The kids love the variety of toppings which come at no extra charge. The menu also includes hot dogs, hamburgers, and etc. which are cooked on demand.... More 

Thank D4084XHlindab
Greater Cincinnati
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

A nice ice cream shop. Not a huge selection of flavors but the ice cream is good. I opted for a Big Dipper with all the toppings... delicious. The young employees who waited on us were cheerful and friendly. One even unhesitatingly replaced a dropped scoop for a teary-eyed youngster for no charge... nice touch.

Thank George H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Love cardomen and Mexican chocolate. Huckleberry excellent. Specials can be hit or miss so ask for a taste

Thank Teleskidoc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-513-1051

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?