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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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Helena, Montana
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have Huckleberry ice cream without risk of picking them and bear attack. Waffle cones, pints and larger to take with you. Shirts available, hats to brag to your friends back home. Mexican chocolate, and other specialties. Have brought high end executives who have very particular tastes and they enjoy it.

Thank helenatowncar
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great variety of flavors. Standard and rotating options. Love to go there with the family and sit out on the walking mall.

Thank 19traveler79
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Nothing better than a delicious ice cream cone, with your family on a warm summer night. I love the ice cream . Some times I feel like the staff forgets that customers are creating happy memories, and fall short on patience. Still love the ice cream !

Thank robin b
Helena, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

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
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 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
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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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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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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

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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?