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Big Dipper Ice Cream

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58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
406-513-1051
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Billings, Montana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect spot for summer nights. Grab a cone or a shake and enjoy the walking mall. Staff is friendly, atmosphere fun and selections diverse. Treat yourself when in Helena to this little gem.

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Helena, Montana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's hard to beat the Big Dipper, especially in the summer. It's a fun environment and the special flavors are always great. The staff is incredibly welcoming and helpful.

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Thank MontanaJared
Florence, Montana
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130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit for ice cream lovers visiting Last Chance Gulch. Big Dipper is a Montana icon for good reason. Try it.

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Thank MontanaMike65
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good value, lots of options for flavors and looked home made. We were in and out quickly and the ice cream went down even quicker. A single serving is really two scoops so it may be all you need

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Thank Keith T
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cheeful staff and a great ice cream selection lived up to the good things we had heard about it in advance

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Thank Ralph K
Sheridan, Wyoming
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Home made, home made, home made..... Is there anything else that needs to be said? They are always great. Full of flavors and different cones to pick from. Great staff stop in and enjoy one or more....lol.... We did and we were not disappointed and you will not be either.

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Thank Ron S
New Westminster, Canada
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic home-made ice cream! The long line-up moved fairly fast, and it was worth the wait! Generous servings and a variety of interesting flavors.

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Thank HighExpectationsYVR
Helena, Montana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Big Dipper is Helena's iconic ice cream shop. This is a delightful little afternoon or evening stop; the only issue is that it's habit forming, especially for those of us who love salted caramel ice cream!

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Thank Liz M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful homemade icecream, many flavors including less-guilty treats like chocolate sorbet (Yum), combined with great prices, this is a great spot for summer visitors to Helena. There's likely to be a bit of a line, so be prepared for that and just enjoy the walking mall and great people watching.

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Thank MT_Flyfishing_Fan
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Ahhh Big Dipper.... Loved so much when we lived in Missoula- we'd gladly stand 20th in line for fun service and a Salted Starship Brownie that's big enough for two (or I could probably eat it all myself and it would be worth it!) A delicious treat that never disappoints. But! In Helena- it might even be better! How?! A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: 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?