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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
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“yellow cake” (8 reviews)
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58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Homemade ice cream - made in the back of the store. Great flavors and wonderful ice cream. Still thinking about it.

Thank Arlene S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are an ice cream lover, I would recommend this place. The Salted Caramel and the Espresso-Heath Bar were really good. It's a small venue with little indoor seating, but there are benches outside for sitting.

Thank travel2timbuk2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best ice cream in town! Great selection, Great service, Great ICE CREAM! I go there often. Try it you will like it!

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tiny little storefront (extra seating upstairs, or just take it and stroll the Walking Mall like the locals do) with a powerhouse collection of flavors. Something for everyone. I tend to stick to the Junior Dipper - just the right amount of ice cream, sundae...More

Thank Patty C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Big Dipper is the best ice cream shop in Helena. They have great ice cream and offer some fun, and sometimes interesting flavors. Always worth to go to the Big Dipper

Thank C1751GLbrianc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real treat while you're in Helena. Sit on a bench outside and watch the people on the walking mall. You'll love the ice cream, unusual flavors, and great service. You'll be back several times. Pick up some to take home for the freezer.

Thank D0nlan40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best ice cream in Helena! On Downtown Walking Mall you can find the Big Dipper! Grab and Ice cream and take walk down the Walking Mall for a wonderful time!

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed June 1, 2018

This little shop is located on the Last Chance Gulch walking mall and features Montana-made ice cream. Really delicious! I ordered what I thought was a cup of ice cream and got a sundae in a banana boat - much larger than I thought it...More

Thank AZteacher85203
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in after hiking up to Mt. Helena. We got a salted Carmel cone and a Little Dipper sundae. It is very clean and servers are very quick.

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Fun place at the start of the walking mall. Home made ice cream. Friendly service. I love the vanilla (exist me)

Thank Tom W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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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